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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.

Ageas appoints Hans De Cuyper as CEO; Bart De Smet as Chairman

2nd September 2020

Ageas has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hans De Cuyper, succeeding Bart De Smet, who will become the Chairman of the Group. De Smet will be replacing Jozef De Mey who recently announced his decision to step down. The pairs' new positions will become official on ... Read the full article

American Financial Group names new CFO

2nd September 2020

Insurance and investments holding company, American Financial Group has announced the promotion of Brian S. Hertzman to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hertzman joined AFG in 1991 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s finance and accounting areas during his nearly 30-year tenure. He ... Read the full article

Zurich makes key leadership appointments, launches digital unit

2nd September 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has announced a series of key leadership appointments and new Executive Committee members, while also launching a new unit to expand its digital services worldwide. The Global Business Platforms unit will be headed by current APAC CEO Jack Howell as of January 1, 2021. Ericson Chan will spearhead the ... Read the full article

Palomar announces new COO

2nd September 2020

Insurer, Palomar Holdings has announced the promotion of Britt Morries to the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Morries will be succeeding Jon Christianson, who has been working under the role of Chief Underwriting Officer since 1st August 2020. He will continue to serve as Chief Technology Officer whilst the ... Read the full article

Pradip Ghosh named president of Lockton Capital Markets

2nd September 2020

Re/insurance broker Lockton has appointed Pradip Ghosh president of its Lockton Capital Markets unit. Ghosh will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Ken Pierce on direction and oversight as LCM looks to build out its platform. He brings over 20 years' experience in the insurance, financial services, and asset management industries and most recently ... Read the full article

Hive Aero adds Benjamin Davy as Aviation Underwriter

2nd September 2020

Hive Aero, the London-based managing general agent, has appointed Benjamin Davy as Aviation Underwriter. Based in London, Davy will oversee the underwriting of Aviation Hull and Liabilities. This appointment will see him work closely with Chief Underwriting Officer, Bruce Carman and Class Underwriter Will Gaunt. He brings over 12 years of experience in ... Read the full article

GIC Re appoints director on the board from Bank of India

2nd September 2020

State owned enterprise, General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has appointed the Managing Director and CEO of Bank of India Atanu Kumar Das as a director on the board. His position will take place with immediate effect. It was reported on that he will continue to serve for three ... Read the full article

ARC Group hires new leadership position

2nd September 2020

African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group has announced that AIbrahima Cheikh Diong will be taking over their leadership, following his unanimous election by the ARC Conference of Parties earlier in June 2020. He will serve as the ARC Group’s Director General in the capacity of United Nations Assistant Secretary General for an ... Read the full article

THB Europe adds Jord Westerloo as facultative broker

1st September 2020

THB, the specialist re/insurance broking operation of US wholesale broking giant AmWINS, has announced the appointment of Jord Westerloo as facultative broker for THB Europe. Westerloo’s appointment follows THB Europe’s engagement in July of a new executive director to lead its treaty offering. He has worked for Aon Re Netherlands since 2016, ... Read the full article

Enstar hires Zachary Wolf as new CFO

1st September 2020

Legacy acquirer, Enstar Group Limited has announced the appointment of Zachary Wolf as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), joining the company on September 21st, 2020. Wolf will be succeeding current CFO, Guy Bowker, who will be staying in his position until 28th February as he will be overseeing a smooth transition. ... Read the full article

Troy Cook takes CFO role at Lockton

1st September 2020

Insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Troy Cook as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 24th. As CFO, Cook will lead Lockton's strategic finance function in alignment with the company's growth plan, while reporting to Lockton’s Chairman, Ron Lockton. Most recently, Cook served for over 20 ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets adds Pierre-Édouard Fraigneau as CUO for Europe

1st September 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Pierre-Édouard Fraigneau to the newly-created role of Chief Underwriting Officer, Europe. Fraigneau joins from Sanlam where he held the position of Commercial Lines Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Pan Africa. He has over 17 years of underwriting and leadership ... Read the full article

QBE replaces CEO after misconduct review

1st September 2020

QBE Insurance Group has announced that its CEO, Pat Regan, will be departing the company following an external review of his workplace communications. The review was prompted by a complaint from a female employee, and led the QBE Board to conclude that Regan had not met the standards of the Group ... Read the full article

Roelant de Haas named CEO of Reinsurance Solutions for Aon Nederland

1st September 2020

Re/insurance broker Aon has announced that Roelant de Haas will become the new CEO of Reinsurance Solutions for its business in the Netherlands. As CEO of Reinsurance Solutions for Aon Nederland, de Haas will be responsible for all reinsurance activities within the country. The appointment is effective from September 1 and will ... Read the full article

GuideOne hires senior positions

28th August 2020

GuideOne National has announced the appointment of Nigel Spain to the position of Head of Global Technical Property, as well as Randy Thompson’s appointment to Senior Risk Engineer. Both positions will take place effective immediately. In his new role, Spain will be responsible for leading the commercial property team in the wholesale ... Read the full article