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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.

Orchid Insurance appoints MD for Corporate Development & Strategy

21st February 2019

Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (Orchid Insurance), a specialty underwriter of catastrophe exposed property insurance, has appointed Joe Zuk as Managing Director (MD) of Corporate Development & Strategy. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for Orchid’s corporate development and strategic initiatives across the enterprise, reporting to Brad Emmons, President ... Read the full article

PartnerRe adds Chubb’s Jacques Bonneau to Board of Directors

20th February 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced the addition of Jacques Bonneau to its Board of Directors, effective February 20. Bonneau joins from Chubb where he served as Group Chief Underwriting Officer between 2014 and 2017. Previously, he served a the Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Tempest Re Group from 2005 for nine years. Prior ... Read the full article

Everest adds Ironshore’s Flaherty to retail property team

20th February 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, has added Kevin Flaherty to its retail property team in the U.S East region. Flaherty most recently served as an Assistant Vice President at Ironshore Insurance and before that a Senior Underwriting Specialist at Liberty International. This new role will ... Read the full article

David Gregori to lead Willis Re’s new Asia Pacific agriculture team

20th February 2019

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson, has launched a new Agriculture team for the Asia Pacific region and appointed David Gregori to lead it. As Head of Agriculture for Asia Pacific, Gregori will lead a team based in Hong Kong to support clients and partners ... Read the full article

Asia execs depart A.M. Best amid management restructure

19th February 2019

A.M. Best has announced that executives Roger Sellek and Jose Ribeiro are to step down from their positions as part of a management restructure to cut costs and strengthen the firm’s business in the Asia-Pacific (AP) region. Sellek is currently Chief Executive Officer of A.M. Best’s EMEA and AP regions and ... Read the full article

Ascot adds Markel’s Jeff Vetter as Exec VP, Head of Inland Marine

19th February 2019

Bermuda-domiciled re/insurer Ascot has announced the appointment of Jeff Vetter as Executive Vice President and Head of Inland Marine. Vetter joins with over 27 years’ experience in the industry and most recently led Markel’s inland marine division. “Jeff is a highly respected leader in his class of business," said Greg Wolyniec, President and ... Read the full article

Aspen bolsters London cyber team with addition of Liberty’s Watson

19th February 2019

Aspen Insurance’s cyber team in London is to add Amie Watson as an Underwriter in May. Watson will join from Liberty Specialty Market where she currently serves as a Cyber & Tech Underwriter. Aspen’s London cyber team is headed by  Mauro Signorelli, Senior Underwriter, Technology Liability & Cyber Risk Insurance. “Cyber insurance is ... Read the full article

Aspen UK CFO Jonathan Price makes switch to Ageas

19th February 2019

Brussels-headquartered multinational insurer Ageas has announced the appointment of Jonathan Price as Chief Financial Officer for its UK operations. Price, who joins from Aspen UK after three years of service as CFO, will take responsibility for financial planning, management of financial risks, and financial reporting for Ageas UK. Before joining Aspen, Price ... Read the full article

Markel adds trade credit underwriter from Coface

15th February 2019

Specialist re/insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Ramzi El Kadi as an underwriter within its trade credit, political risk and surety operation in Dubai. El Kadi brings five years’ experience in the trade credit insurance industry and was most recently the credit risk underwriter at Coface, Dubai. “2018 was a ... Read the full article

P&C broker Amanda Lee joins Miller in Singapore

14th February 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Miller, has announced the appointment of Amanda Lee to its Singapore division, a move that further strengthens the broker's specialty lines offering in Asia. Working closely with the broking teams in both Singapore and London in order to support growth plans with both existing and new ... Read the full article

TT Club appoints Andrew Peers as Senior Underwriter

14th February 2019

TT Club, a provider of insurance and risk management services for the international transport and logistics industry, has appointed Andrew Peers as Senior Underwriting for its UK, Benelux and Nordic underwriting team. Peers joins the Club from RSA, where he has spent the last 17 years, most recently leading a team ... Read the full article

AmTrust Title Insurance promotes Felice Shapiro to General Counsel role

14th February 2019

AmTrust Title Insurance Company, the title insurance subsidiary of P&C re/insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has announced the promotion of Felice K. Shapiro to the role of General Counsel for AmTrust Title and First Nationwide Title. In her new role, Shapiro will be responsible for all underwriting decisions for both AmTrust Title ... Read the full article

Holborn adds Gen Re’s Berto Sciolla as Chief Production Officer

13th February 2019

U.S. domiciled independent reinsurance brokerage Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Berto Sciolla as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Production Officer, effective immediately. Sciolla has more than 30 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry and joins Holborn from General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re), where he has held a variety ... Read the full article

SSL Endeavour names David Lawrence as CEO, reorganises management

13th February 2019

SSL Endeavour, the specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert, has announced a number of changes to its management team, including the appointment of David Lawrence as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As part of the reorganisation, Marine Director and Head of Broking Gillian Martin has been promoted to Managing ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets hires casualty leader for Italy

12th February 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has entered the casualty market in Italy for the first time, appointing Paolo Pitton to lead the initiative. Pitton will join LSM’s existing Milan office, arriving from Chubb Europe, where he most recently served as Deputy Casualty Manager. LSM has been ... Read the full article