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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.

Beazley appoints first breach response services manager in Canada

1st April 2020

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Priya Kunthasami as its first breach response services manager in Canada. Kunthasami will be based in Toronto and will oversee the management of breach incidents reported to Beazley’s Canadian policyholders. She will also provide oversight and management of the country’s vendors and work with ... Read the full article

Dana Lodge takes CFO role at Everest Insurance

1st April 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced that Dana Lodge has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Everest Insurance. Lodge joins Everest from Sompo International where she served as Senior Vice President, Director of Finance. Prior to joining Sompo she held various roles at Hiscox Insurance USA, ... Read the full article

Compre adds Iacovides as Chief Development Officer

1st April 2020

Specialist legacy acquirer Compre has announced the appointment of Eleni Iacovides as Chief Development Officer. Effective June 1, Iacovides will lead the company’s global business development strategy. She was previously group Chief Client Officer at DARAG Group and prior to that, a partner in the London office of law firm Goldberg Segalla. Iacovides ... Read the full article

SCOR’s Channel Syndicate adds Coulson as a senior underwriter

31st March 2020

SCOR’s Channel Syndicate has appointed Caroline Coulson as a senior underwriter on the political and credit risks team within SCOR Specialty Insurance. Effective immediately, Coulson started on 23 March and will report to Kade Spears, global line head of the political and credit risks team. She was previously a senior political risk ... Read the full article

Ali Shahkarami named Chief Data Officer, Allianz (AGCS)

31st March 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a division of global re/insurer Allianz, is looking to develop a 'data first' decision making culture with the appointment of Ali Shahkarami as Chief Data Officer, a newly created position. His appointment is effective April 1st, 2020 and sees Shahkarami take responsibility for the development ... Read the full article

IRB Brasil Re adds Wilson Toneto as EVP of risks, compliance

31st March 2020

IRB Brasil Re has appointed Wilson Toneto as its new executive vice president of risks and compliance. Toneto was unanimously elected to the position by the company's Board of Directors, after a decision to dismiss then vice-president Lúcia Maria da Silva Valle. He was vice president of Administration, Control and Finance for ... Read the full article

Charles Rumball to lead Willis Re Specialty – North America

31st March 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has appointed Charles Rumball as Head of Specialty - North America, reporting to both Donald Harrell, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Willis Re Specialty and Jeffrey Livingston, Executive Vice Chairman, Willis Re North America. Currently, Rumball serves as Executive Vice ... Read the full article

Steve Bitar becomes CEO of Olympus

31st March 2020

Gemini Financial Holdings Corporation has announced the appointment of Steve Bitar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Olympus Insurance Company, its subsidiary focused on the Florida property market. Bitar was formerly the Chief of Underwriting and Agency Services for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, and replaces Interim CEO James McDermott. He will take ... Read the full article

CAC Specialty expands P&C team with senior hires

30th March 2020

Specialty insurance broker and investment banking platform CAC Specialty has expanded its property and casualty (P&C) team with the addition of Robert Trinkleback and Jonathan Goodier. As Leader of Property and Casualty Loss Control, Trinkleback will help clients improve workplace safety while increasing productivity and reducing costs related to property, workers’ ... Read the full article

Sompo adds Michael Carroll as SVP for GRS unit

30th March 2020

Bermuda specialty P&C re/insurer Sompo International has appointed Michael Carroll as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Life Sciences for its Global Risk Solutions unit. Carroll will be responsible for driving the development of the company’s Life Sciences platform and brings over 30 years of technical underwriting experience at Chubb ... Read the full article

Chaucer appoints Ana Blanco as class underwriter

26th March 2020

Specialty international re/insurance group Chaucer has appointed Ana Blanco as class underwriter to support the company's development of its international general liability account. Blanco will work closely with Thomas Beasley and Rob Neil, who joined Chaucer at the end of 2019. She is an experienced underwriter with almost a decade of market ... Read the full article

MarketScout adds Bobbie Perrigo as a professional liability broker

26th March 2020

US electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA MarketScout has appointed Bobbie Perrigo to the role of professional liability broker. Perrigo will be based in the corporate office headquarters in Texas and assume all of the current professional liability business in place and implement new processes for the division. She joins the professional ... Read the full article

Willis Re adds Dan Melanson as SVP, health practice leader

26th March 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Dan Melanson as senior vice president and Health Practice leader. Melanson will serve on the Life, Accident and Health senior management team and be responsible for creating and executing strategies to grow the Willis Re LAH business. He begins immediately and ... Read the full article

Kinsale promotes Jamie Secor to lead Commercial Property division

26th March 2020

Kinsale Insurance Company has announced the promotion of Jamie Secor to Division Manager for Commercial Property. Secor has held several underwriting positions of increasing responsibility within Kinsale since 2010. She has also held positions with CapSpecialty, James River Insurance Company, and Virginia Farm Bureau. “Jamie has played an important role in the growth ... Read the full article

K2 Insurance Services appoints Mark Smith as President

25th March 2020

K2 Insurance Services LLC, a specialty insurance holdings company, has announced the appointment of Mark Smith as the company’s President. Smith brings almost 30 years of insurance experience to K2, including underwriting, actuarial and finance leadership roles at single state, national and international carriers. Most recently, Mark spent four years at Marsh-owned ... Read the full article