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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.

Everest Insurance adds four to financial lines team

13th November 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has added four new members to its financial lines team. Tim Golden joins as an underwriting manager on the Cyber team and will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He will be reporting to Ayesha West, vice president of ... Read the full article

SSL Endeavour to launch Miami MGA, names senior leadership

13th November 2019

SSL Endeavour, the specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert, is set to establish a Miami-based managing general agent focused on building construction, energy and power generation business throughout Latin America. Due to launch on 1 January 2020, the MGA will exist under a yet-to-be-confirmed brand name. SSL Endeavour says it ... Read the full article

QOMPLX adds John Ferrari, William Solms to senior roles

13th November 2019

QOMPLX, an intelligent decision platform provider startup formerly known as Fractal, has appointed John Ferrari to the role of Chief Administrative Officer and William Solms as President and general manager of the company's new government solutions division. Ferrari, who joins following a 32-year career in the US Army, will be responsible ... Read the full article

Mercer’s Jeff Ray joins Arch as SVP, Accident & Health

12th November 2019

Jeff Ray, previously of Mercer, has joined Arch Insurance as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Accident & Health, reporting to Linda Fallon, Executive Vice President (EVP) of Arch's Travel & Accident operation. Ray brings over 35 years of industry experience in both establishing and leading Accident & Health businesses, most recently ... Read the full article

Munich Re, US promotes Oliver Horbelt to CFO

12th November 2019

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US), the U.S. operations of global reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Oliver Horbelt as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective November 1st, 2019. In his new role, Horbelt will report to Tony Kuczinski, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich ... Read the full article

CAC Specialty adds Chelley Schaper as SVP

12th November 2019

CAC Specialty, the specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform recently established by Cobbs Allen, has announced the appointment of Chelley Schaper to the role of senior vice president. Schaper brings over 20 years experience to the role, including 16 years at Lockton working with complex risk accounts, with a specialisation ... Read the full article

AXA CEO Thomas Buberl elected to IBM board

12th November 2019

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer and reinsurer, AXA, Thomas Buberl has been elected by information technology firm IBM to join its Board of Directors, effective April 28th, 2020. Buberl was appointed CEO of AXA in 2016, and continues to lead the Paris, France-based re/insurer through its digital transformation. ... Read the full article

Aon’s Johnston & Komposch join Guy Carpenter, Bermuda

12th November 2019

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has appointed Robert Johnston as Chairman of its Bermuda operations, and Peter Komposch as Head of Casualty and Specialty, Bermuda. The appointments are effective immediately and both Johnston and Komposch join Guy Carpenter from rival brokerage Aon. Johnston brings almost two ... Read the full article

Blenheim Syndicate increases capacity, strengthens property team

12th November 2019

Blenheim Syndicate 5886 at Lloyd's of London has announced an increase in capacity to £250 million for 2020, as well as the addition of Simon Anthony to its property team. Asta-backed Blenheim Syndicate 5886 commenced underwriting from Jan 1st, 2017 with underwriting capacity of £150 million. For next year, the syndicate ... Read the full article

Michelle Bree promoted to COO of Pen Underwriting

12th November 2019

Pen Underwriting has promoted Michelle Bree to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has announced that she will also join the Board of Pen Underwriting Limited, effective December 1st, 2019. Bree joined the firm in 2015 from Accenture as a programme manager, where she had a specialist focus on change-management in the ... Read the full article

WTW adds JLT’s Danyluk as head of international property, London

12th November 2019

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Andrzej Danyluk as head of international property, London. Danyluk joins from JLT, where he most recently served as Head of the London power broking team. He will be responsible for growing the international property portfolio placed in the London insurance market on ... Read the full article

Lockton adds David Spence as account exec

12th November 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has appointed David Spence as an account executive at its Aberdeen office. Spence joins with over 16 years’ experience, having spent over a decade at Carmichael & Partners prior to their acquisition by PIB Insurance Brokers in 2016. Following this, he was responsible for the servicing of existing clients ... Read the full article

Assurant adds Paget Alves, Ogi Redzic to board

12th November 2019

US specialty insurance group Assurant has appointed Paget Alves and Ogi Redzic to its board of directors. A retired Chief Sales Officer at Sprint Corporation, Alves led 17,000 employees between the company’s consumer and business sales channels. Earlier in his career Alves also served as president and Chief Executive Officer of PointOne ... Read the full article

Hyperion promotes Craig to CFO, names Hudson as Finance Director

11th November 2019

Hyperion Insurance Group (Hyperion) has announced that Mark Craig will become Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Mark Hudson will serve as Group Finance Director, effective January 1st, 2020. Both Craig and Hudson will undertake a full handover from Interim Group CFO, Richard Houghton, before he leaves the company later in ... Read the full article

Aon appoints new President of Health Solutions

11th November 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of Dave Guilmette as President of Health Solutions. Most recently, Guilmette served as President of Global Employer and Private Exchanges for global health service company Cigna Corporation. He spent nine with years with the company in a series of roles with ... Read the full article