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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.

AkinovA adds industry veteran Tatsuhiko Hoshina to advisory board

15th August 2019

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of re/insurance industry veteran Tatsuhiko Hoshina to its advisory board. Hoshina, who brings over 30 years’ experience to the role, built Tokio Millennium Re from its establishment in 2000 before going on to lead the ... Read the full article

WTW’s Todd Jones to succeed Johnston as CEO of QBE North America

15th August 2019

Australian and global primary insurance and reinsurance group QBE is to appoint Todd Jones as Chief Executive Officer, North America. Jones succeeds Russ Johnston, who has made the decision to depart the company after three years in the role. “I want to thank Russ for his valuable contribution to QBE over the ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance bolsters Excess Casualty team

15th August 2019

Everest Insurance has bolstered its Excess Casualty team with the appointments of Rey Haliti as a Director and Auberson Eustache as a Manager. Haliti spent over 5 years at Chubb as an Assistant Vice President, Excess Casualty. He previously worked at AIG as a Senior Underwriter and began his career as a ... Read the full article

AIG hires Richard Olsen from Munich Re as Chief Actuary, General Insurance

15th August 2019

Insurance giant America International Group (AIG) has announced the hiring of a new Chief Actuary for its General Insurance division, appointing Richard Olsen who the firm has hired from Munich Re. Olsen takes on the role immediately and will be based in New York. He will report to Mark Lyons, Executive ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s Gino Smith joins AXIS Re as Head of Property, EMEA LatAm

14th August 2019

Gino Smith has joined AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda's AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, as Head of Property for EMEA LatAm, effective November 2019. In his new role he will be based in Zurich and will report to President of EMEA LatAm, Andy Hottinger. Smith will take oversight of the reinsurer's ... Read the full article

Black to lead Risk Strategies’ National Professional Liability Practice

14th August 2019

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has appointed Darren Black to lead its National Professional Liability Practice group. Industry veteran Black joins Risk Strategies after leading the professional services practice for U.S. brokerage, IMA Financial Group. Prior to this, Black served as Managing Director and leader of the design liability practice at ... Read the full article

Liberty GTS names Jugdeep Singh as Head of Tax

14th August 2019

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions (GTS), a global, stand-alone unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has named Jugdeep Singh as Head of Tax, based in London. Singh will manage Liberty GTS' international tax liability insurance team for tax risks related to merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, restructurings and other bespoke situations across the ... Read the full article

Tysers opens Bermuda affiliate, relocates Tomkins to lead

14th August 2019

Specialty Lloyd’s broker Tyser has announced the launch of its Bermuda-based affiliate and appointed its Managing Director of Reinsurance, Richard Tomkins, to lead the new operations. Tomkins has relocated from London to Bermuda and becomes Managing Director of Tysers Bermuda. He has over 30 years’ experience covering both mainstream and specialty areas ... Read the full article

Gallagher makes changes to PS&E leadership

14th August 2019

Global insurance broker Gallagher has announced a number of changes within its Public Sector & Education (PS&E) leadership team in order to best meet shifting client demand. Gallagher has revealed that Peter Mason, Executive Director of PS&E, will take on the additional responsibilities of leading a major new strategic initiative designed ... Read the full article

FedNat adds two Independent Directors to Board

13th August 2019

Both David Michelson and David Patterson have been selected as candidates to serve as Independent Directors on the Board of FedNat Holding Company (FedNat). The additions of both Michelson and Patterson remain subject to regulatory approval, and once this has been received, the Board will immediately expand to nine members and ... Read the full article

Globe adds Peter Rossell as Head of Engineering Underwriting

13th August 2019

UK-based managing general agent (MGA) Globe Underwriting has announced the appointment of Peter Rossell as Head of Engineering Underwriting. The growth of Globe’s engineering portfolio is part of a wider strategy to broaden its client offering and will focus on construction and operational power business. Rossell joins with over 40 years’ experience ... Read the full article

Employers Holdings adds Antonello as EVP, Chief Actuary

13th August 2019

Employers Holdings, a US small business insurance specialist, has appointed Katherine H. Antonello as Executive Vice President, Chief Actuary. Antonello most recently served as the Chief Actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Prior to that, she held various positions with Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance and served as its Vice President and ... Read the full article

AXA XL adds Zurich’s Arezes to Property Insurance team in Canada

13th August 2019

Global re/insurer AXA XL has announced the appointment of Jennifer Arezes to its Property Insurance team in Canada as the firm targets national growth of its P&C Large Property business. She will work alongside Ian Rutherford, Head of Property, Canada and Urs Uhlmann, Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of AXA ... Read the full article

Lard Friese proposed as Wynaendts successor as Aegon CEO

12th August 2019

The Supervisory Board of Aegon has announced its intention to propose the appointment of Lard Friese as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders, succeeding Alex Wynaendts. Friese will rejoin the firm as CEO-designate effective March 1st, 2020 and will succeed Wynaendts at the AGM to ... Read the full article

Lockton adds Aon’s Barber to lead global healthcare practice

12th August 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Lockton has appointed William Barber to lead an international healthcare practice focused on driving collaboration and integration across its London teams and international network. It’s hoped the practice, formed as part of the company’s professional and financial services offering, will enable Lockton to bring the best of the ... Read the full article