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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.

ICW Group appoints Wieczorek VP of assumed reinsurance

22nd October 2019

ICW Group Insurance Companies, a group of property and casualty carriers, has appointed Mirek Wieczorek vice president of assumed reinsurance, effective immediately. Wieczorek joins with close to 30 years of leadership experience in the reinsurance industry and joins from Tokio Millennium Re’s reinsurance operations, having served as executive vice president and ... Read the full article

Global Atlantic appoints Allstate’s John Rugel COO

22nd October 2019

Life and annuity re/insurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group has announced the appointment of John Rugel as Chief Operations Officer. Rugel will be responsible for oversight of all of Global Atlantic’s in-force and new business insurance service and operations. He will be based in the company’s Hartford office and reports to co-president ... Read the full article

Marsh & McLennan Agency promotes Paul Hering to Vice Chairman

22nd October 2019

Global re/insurance broker Marsh's middle market agency, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), has appointed Paul Hering to the newly created position of Vice Chairman. In his new role, Hering takes responsibility for helping to lead the firm's key growth strategies, which includes talent development, acquisitions, and carrier relations. He will ... Read the full article

Fidelis bolsters London underwriting team with Matthew Bellamy

22nd October 2019

Privately owned Bermuda-based holding company Fidelis Insurance has appointed Matthew Bellamy to Fidelis Underwriting Limited’s London team. Effective November 1, Bellamy will look to further build on FUL's property treaty reinsurance business. He brings over 13 years’ and joins from Lloyd’s Acapella Syndicate, where he most recently served as head of property ... Read the full article

Fortegra appoints CUO for specialty lines in London

22nd October 2019

Fortegra Financial Corporation, an international specialty insurer and subsidiary of Tiptree Inc., has announced the appointment of David Barber as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for specialty lines in London. Barber is a recognised Lloyd’s underwriter with more than 30 years’ of experience specialising in US casualty business, on both a direct ... Read the full article

Markel makes senior appointments to global strategy & national markets teams

21st October 2019

Specialist re/insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Simon Wilson as Managing Executive of Global Strategy for Insurance Operations, Markel Corporation, effective January 1, 2020. At the same time, the company said Henrik Bjornstad will move into Wilson’s former role as Managing Director of Markel International’s national markets division. Based in ... Read the full article

Willis Re’s Jeremy Ginter joins Tremor as VP of Sales

21st October 2019

Tremor, the programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace, has named Jeremy Ginter as its new Vice President of Sales, effective October 28th, 2019. He brings more than 15 years of experience in business development and sales to Tremor, and in his new role, will take responsibility for the oversight, development ... Read the full article

Karl Wall launches new reinsurance run-off provider, The Carrick Group

21st October 2019

Karl Wall, who previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Enstar (US) Inc., has announced plans to launch a new international non-life legacy business called The Carrick Group. The Carrick Group will initially be based in the U.S., UK, and Bermuda, and will provide reinsurance and run-off management ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) enters Australian surety market

21st October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced its entry into the Australian surety market, and has appointed Jonathan Griffiths as Head of Surety, Australia. Currently, BHSI provides surety products in the U.S., Canada, UK & Europe, and Asia. The new offering in Australia will ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Kaspar Mueller as President of Reinsurance, LatAm

21st October 2019

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Kaspar Mueller as President of Reinsurance for Latin America, effective November 1, 2019. Mueller currently works for Swiss Re as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Reinsurance, and has spent a total of 13 years with the company. In his new Miami-based role, he ... Read the full article

Munich Re US names Juan Herrera as Head of Diversity & Inclusion

18th October 2019

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re US), a subsidiary of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Juan Herrera as its first full-time Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Herrera will report to Brian Viscusi, U.S. Regional Head of Human Resources. He will be tasked with ... Read the full article

RAA’s Joe Sieverling added to Federal Reserve advisory committee

18th October 2019

The Reinsurance Association of America's senior vice president and director of financial services Joe Sieverling has been appointed to the Federal Reserve’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC). The IPAC consists of 21 members and was launched in 2018 to provide information, advice and recommendations to the Board of Governors on international ... Read the full article

Talbot’s Gillingham named head of war, terrorism at StarStone

18th October 2019

Specialty insurer StarStone has announced the appointment of Henry Gillingham as head of war & terrorism within its crisis management division. Gillingham will be based in London and is set to join in the first half of 2020. He joins from Talbot Underwriting, where he most recently served as a senior ... Read the full article

WR Berkley names David LeBlanc as Acadia president

18th October 2019

Re/insurance holding company WR Berkley Corporation has promoted David LeBlanc to serve as president of Acadia Insurance, its commercial property and casualty subsidiary. LeBlanc succeeds Douglas Nelson, who joined as president in 2011 and will now transition to chairman of Acadia. With over 35 years’ experience in the P&C insurance space, LeBlanc ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) announces leadership hires in Madrid

18th October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced three leadership appointments in Madrid, including Diego Espinosa as head of property, Juan Madrid as head of casualty, and Tomás Blas as head of technical lines. Espinosa joins with over a decade of experience from RSA ... Read the full article