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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.

Lloyd’s of London’s Jon Hancock to step down in 2020

14th January 2020

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has announced that Performance Management Director, Jon Hancock, has decided to step down in 2020. In 2019, Hancock took the lead on Blueprint One as part of the Future at Lloyd's strategy, designed to modernise the oldest insurance market in the world. His ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re opens Singapore office, adds regional manager

14th January 2020

Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Annie Leong as regional underwriter manager in Asia Pacific. The reinsurer will be operating with a full treaty license as part of the LSM Asia Pacific office in Singapore and will ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal bolsters leadership team with dual hires

14th January 2020

Lloyd's of London insurer and Argo Group subsidiary ArgoGlobal has added Jeremy Shallow as head of international specialty and Ross MacDonald as head of non-US international casualty. Both appointments are effective immediately and will report to John Moffatt, active underwriter of Syndicate 1200 and Nigel Mortimer, head of international casualty, respectively. Shallow ... Read the full article

Blackstone hires Gilles Dellaert to lead Insurance Solutions business

14th January 2020

U.S investment giant Blackstone has announced the appointment of Gilles Dellaert as Head of its insurance division, Blackstone Insurance Solutions (BIS), effective April 1, 2020. Dellaert was formerly Co-President and Chief Investment Officer at retirement and life insurance company Global Atlantic. In these roles, he was responsible for investment and reinsurance activity ... Read the full article

BGC’s Piiq Risk Partners adds Ian George as Senior Partner

14th January 2020

Piiq Risk Partners, the recently branded global aerospace brokerage of BGC Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Ian George as Senior Partner. Set to join the firm later this year, George brings 23 years of global experience in both the aviation and space sectors. He joins Piiq from Willis Towers ... Read the full article

Lee Stevenson joins LineSlip Solutions as President

14th January 2020

LineSlip Solutions, a commercial insurance-focused SaaS company, has appointed Lee Stevenson as President. Stevenson will look to drive sales and support company growth and joins after 25 years at Marsh. He most recently served as a managing director and operations & technology leader for the US and Canada. “Having Lee Stevenson join LineSlip ... Read the full article

BLM adds Clyde & Co’s McNerlin to London office

14th January 2020

BLM, an insurance risk and commercial law firm, has appointed Jason McNerlin to its London office and as head of product recall and liability. McNerlin, a specialist in product recall and product liability, joins after five years at Clyde & Co and brings 20 years’ experience to the role. His experience includes ... Read the full article

New Paradigm recruits Matthew Grunewald from Greenlight Re

14th January 2020

New Paradigm Underwriters, a specialist managing general underwriter and insurtech platform focused on parametric risk transfer, has appointed Matthew Grunewald as Executive Vice President (EVP) for Underwriting and Risk Capital. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for developing and underwriting parametric reinsurance and alternative risk transfer solutions, sourcing ... Read the full article

Catalina Holdings adds Old Mutual & Guardian Life execs to board

14th January 2020

Catalina Holdings, the Bermuda-headquartered non-life run-off and legacy insurance and reinsurance specialist, has appointed Bruce Hemphill and Thomas Sorell to its board of directors. Effective from December 2019, the two senior insurance executives will become Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) on the board. Hemphill was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Old Mutual PLC, ... Read the full article

Robin Sidders named Head of Investor Relations at IGI

14th January 2020

International commercial insurer and reinsurer, International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), has hired Robin Sidders as Head of Investor Relations, effective January 13th, 2020. In her new role, Sidders will be based in London and will work closely with IGI's executive team and senior management, as well as the company's Board ... Read the full article

KPMG appoints Erik Bleekrode as Head of Insurance for APAC

14th January 2020

KPMG has announced the appointment of Erik Bleekrode as its new Head of Insurance for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, taking over from Simon Donowho. Bleekrode, who has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, also serves as Head of Insurance for KPMG in China and leads KPMG China's Insurance ... Read the full article

BMS names Alejandro Ceron as COO, Latin America & Caribbean

13th January 2020

Alejandro Ceron has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group's Latin American & Caribbean division, effective immediately. In his new role, Ceron will be based in Miami, U.S. and will report to the CEO of BMS Latin America & Caribbean, Jose ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual names Practice Leader for Private Equity and M&A

13th January 2020

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Amy Gross to the newly created role of Practice Leader, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). In this role, she will collaborate with teams across Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions (GRS) division to drive growth in this segment. Gross has 15 years of ... Read the full article

Chaucer expands political violence team

13th January 2020

Specialist insurer and reinsurer, Chaucer, has announced the expansion of its political violence team with the appointment of Craig Curtiss as Class Underwriter, and Callum Bennett as Deputy Class Underwriter. Both Curtiss and Bennett join the firm in order to support the growth of its leading Political Violence team, which offers ... Read the full article

QIC names new group CEO

13th January 2020

Qatar Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Salem Khalaf Al Mannai as its Chief Executive Officer. Mannai has occupied a number of key positions within the group since joining its retail department in 2001. He most recently served as the group’s deputy president & CEO and before that held the role ... Read the full article