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News on insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people move news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Falvey Insurance Group hires Mike McKenna as CUO

14th April 2021

Falvey Insurance Group has appointed Mike McKenna as Chief Underwriting Officer, he will oversee all underwriting for Falvey Cargo Underwriting, Falvey Shippers Insurance and Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance. Prior to joining Falvey, McKenna oversaw underwriting at The Hartford Global Specialty for 11 years. His role will allow for a dedicated focus on ... Read the full article

Aviva Singlife hires Kim Rosenkilde as Group CIO

13th April 2021

Aviva Singlife Holdings Pte, the holding company established following the merger of Aviva and Singapore Life Pte, has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as Group Chief Investment Officer. Rosenkilde brings over 30 years in financial markets, and last year had acted as an advisor to Singlife on its investment and risk management strategy throughout ... Read the full article

Mark Wheeler named Co-CEO at Mosaic

13th April 2021

It’s been announced that industry veteran Mark Wheeler will take a Co-Chief Executive Officer role at newly launched specialty insurer Mosaic Insurance, joining fellow Bermuda-based CEO Mitch Blaser. Over his more than 30-year career, Wheeler has served in a variety of leadership roles, overseeing capital planning, underwriting and distribution across global ... Read the full article

MS Amlin Underwriting hires Geddes as Head of Property and Allied Lines

13th April 2021

Lloyd's of London insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL) has appointed Sam Geddes as Head of Property and Allied Lines Division. In this position, Geddes will have oversight of MS AUL’s diverse property division which includes its Commercial Property ‘D&F’, Property Binder Units and Auto business. His appointment follows ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) appoints trio to senior underwriting roles

13th April 2021

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Reto Arrigoni as Global Head of Casualty Underwriting. At the same time, Enrico Mazza has been named as GC&C Italy Head of Underwriting and Tomasz Kukuła as ACEER (Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, ... Read the full article

Markerstudy Group appoints Benny Higgins as Chairman

13th April 2021

Motor insurer Markerstudy Group has appointed Benny Higgins as Group Chairman, following its acquisition of Brightside Group. Markerstudy received its regulatory approval for the acquisition on 22nd March, with the deal completed on 12th April. Kevin Spencer, Group CEO, said: “We are steering Markerstudy Group on an exhilarating growth trajectory and due ... Read the full article

Matt Newman takes chief strategy role at Apollo

13th April 2021

Apollo Syndicate Management, the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Matt Newman as Group Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. Newman currently serves as Apollo’s Group Head of Casualty and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1971, and will retain this role as he takes on his new responsibilities from ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re names Peter Smith EVP, MD

13th April 2021

Liberty Mutual Re has named Peter Smith as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Managing Director, a newly-created position within the reinsurance underwriting company. Smith brings over 25 years’ experience to the role and will be based in London. He joined LSM in 2012 and was previously Executive Underwriting Officer. Before that he ... Read the full article

Aon hires Jon Wiegand as Head of Power in UK Global Broking Centre

13th April 2021

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon plc has appointed Jon Wiegand as Head of Power in the UK Global Broking Centre. He will report to James MacNeal, Managing Director of Construction and Power. Wiegand’s role will take place later this year, and is set to align with the development of Aon’s global Energy ... Read the full article

RSG makes several leadership changes

13th April 2021

International specialty insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group has made several leadership changes to its transportation offerings. RT Specialty, Ryan Specialty Group’s wholesale brokerage, has appointed Doug Hathaway as Head of its National Transportation Practice as well as its commercial transport program, Interstate Insurance Management. Dennis Beecher has also promoted to President of ... Read the full article

Timothy Markey takes Divisional VP role at Great American

13th April 2021

Great American Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Timothy E. Markey to Divisional Vice President within its Fidelity / Crime Division. Markey joined Great American in 2017 as a Divisional Assistant Vice President. Since then, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility and was named Head of Claims for Fidelity / ... Read the full article

DNIR hires Abdulla Al Nuaimi as CEO

13th April 2021

Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance (DNIR) has appointed Abdulla Al Nuaimi as Chief Executive Officer. Al Nuaimi has over 25 years of experience working in the government and private sectors. He has held numerous roles, including Director of Operations and International Cooperation at Etihad Credit Insurance. Prior to that, he served for nine ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s European CEO Rottiers to depart, Amélie Breitburd succeeds

12th April 2021

Lloyd’s of London has announced the departure of Sonja Rottiers from her role as European Chief Executive Officer, with Amélie Breitburd set to step into the position. Breitburd brings over 25 years’ experience in international insurance markets, having previously served at AXA, KPMG and Allianz. She'll be onboarded during the second quarter ... Read the full article

Kathleen Faries to succeed Andre Perez as Horseshoe CEO

12th April 2021

ILS specialist and fund administrator Horseshoe has announced the appointment of Kathleen Faries as its next Chief Executive Officer. Faries will be based in Bermuda and work closely with Andre Perez, the founder and current CEO of Horseshoe who's set to transition to Executive Chairman. He'll look to help the business continue its ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re to launch dedicated cyber reinsurance team in Bermuda

12th April 2021

Specialist broker Gallagher Re has announced the formation of a new cyber reinsurance specialism in Bermuda, as the company looks to expand its global cyber practice. The new team will be led by specialist cyber broker Seb Plummer and is aimed at enhancing support for local clients while helping expand cyber ... Read the full article