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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.

Kemper appoints Chief Actuary & Strategic Analytics Officer

7th February 2019

U.S insurer Kemper Corporation has announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Holmes as Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer, effective immediately. Holmes has more than 25 years’ experience in re/insurance, actuarial functions and advanced analytics, and joins Kemper from AXA XL, where she most recently served as ... Read the full article

RFIB adds Stanoch as Managing Director of Americas

7th February 2019

International re/insurance broker RFIB Group has announced the appointment of Joseph Stanoch as a Managing Director of RFIB Americas, effective immediately. Stanoch, who joins with over 35 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry, will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office and report to Nick Foden-Pattinson, RFIB Group’s Managing Director of ... Read the full article

Ed names Laura Skaanild Client Director, Professional & Executive Risk

7th February 2019

Reinsurance broker Ed has appointed Laura Skaanild as Client Director, Professional and Executive Risk, reporting to Paul Richards, Managing Director of the division. She brings 18 years of legal and insurance experience, and will be tasked with managing and developing the broker's client base in the financial and professional services sector ... Read the full article

AXIS Re Strategic Partners hires Osterrieder from Swiss Re

7th February 2019

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of Daniel Osterrieder as North America Account Executive for AXIS Re Strategic Partners. Osterrieder arrives having spent close to a decade serving across a variety of client management and treaty reinsurance underwriting roles at Swiss Re. Most recently, ... Read the full article

RTRS adds Billy Welch to exec team as Director of Strategic Partnerships

6th February 2019

Real Time Risk Solutions (RTRS), a developer of mobile risk management solutions, has added Billy Welch to its executive team as Director of Strategic Partnerships, as the company eyes an expansion of its client network. Welch joins from Young America Capital, where he served as an investment banker helping insurance and tech ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley appoints Arthur Davis as President of Vela unit

6th February 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Arthur G. Davis as President of its subsidiary, Vela Insurance Services. Davis has more than 30 years’ experience in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry and joined Vela in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Prior to this, he ... Read the full article

Sompo International adds Christopher Gallagher as Exec Director

6th February 2019

Bermuda-based property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings (SIH) has appointed Christopher Gallagher to the Board of Directors as an Executive Director. Gallagher currently serves as Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of Sompo’s Commercial Property and Casualty business. Prior to joining Sompo in 2015 Gallagher worked as an Actuary for AXIS ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s names David Duclos as Non-Exec Chairman of Global Network

6th February 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has confirmed the appointment of David Duclos as Non-Executive Chairman of Lloyd’s Global Network, effective immediately. In this role, Duclos will serve as a key advisor in the development of Lloyd’s international network. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the international re/insurance industry, ... Read the full article

RSA appoints Scott Egan as CEO for UK & International

6th February 2019

Multinational insurance group RSA has announced the appointment of Scott Egan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its UK & International division, effective 5 February 2019. He replaces outgoing CEO Steve Lewis, who will step down from this role and leave RSA, the company explained. Egan has served as Chief Financial Officer ... Read the full article

ChainThat adds Rebecca Oliver as Business Development Director

6th February 2019

Specialist blockchain solutions firm ChainThat has announced the appointment of Rebecca Oliver as Business Development Director, a newly-created role. She brings over 25 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s of London, London and Global re/insurance markets and joins from Eurobase, where she served as Director of Insurance. Prior to that, Oliver held senior ... Read the full article

CCR appoints Hind Mechbal as Chief Information Officer

5th February 2019

CCR Group, the state-backed French re/insurer, has announced the appointment of Hind Mechbal as Chief Information Officer. Mechbal joins CCR from Allianz Group, where she has served as Head of Information Systems and Organization since 2013, based in Casablanca Morocco. In her new role, she will be tasked with managing the ongoing ... Read the full article

Munich Re America reshuffles leadership, structure of reinsurance division

5th February 2019

The U.S branch of global reinsurer Munich Re has created several senior positions and realigned the executive leadership of the organisation's reinsurance division. The division’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Steve Levy, explained that the new positions and realigned U.S reinsurance division executive leadership team reflect a flatter underwriting structure and ... Read the full article

Ironshore makes exec appointments to oversee U.S programs unit

4th February 2019

Ironshore Specialty Casualty has announced the appointment of Casey Hartley as Senior Vice President, Head of Programs, as well as Tracey Sharis, Senior Vice President, who becomes Director of Programs. Hartley will oversee the development, marketing and distribution of programs lines, working with programs administrators across Ironshore’s underwriting platforms in the ... Read the full article

Sirius announces new CEO and CFO appointments

4th February 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance group, Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd., has announced that Kernan Oberting will succeed Allan Waters as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sirius Group, while Ralph Salamone has been named as Oberting's replacement as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sirius Group. Both of these appointments are effective February 9th, ... Read the full article

Allianz Exec Burkhard Keese appointed Lloyd’s CFO

4th February 2019

Burkhard Keese has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lloyd’s following unanimous approval by Council members. Keese, who joins from Allianz Deutschland AG after seven years in the CFO position, will take take up his new role on 1 April 2019. During his time as CFO at Allianz Deutschland Keese successfully ... Read the full article