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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.

Frank Bazos joins White Mountains as Exec VP, Head of M&A

8th May 2019

Frank Bazos has been announced as Executive Vice President and Head of M&A for White Mountains Insurance Group, a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company. He joins with over 25 years’ experience, primarily in the insurance, financial services and health care sectors. He spent approximately 18 years with Century Equity Partners and previously worked ... Read the full article

HDI Global names Michael Rüsch as Head of Swiss branch

8th May 2019

Primary commercial specialist HDI Global SE (HDI) has announced the appointment of Michael Rüsch as the new Authorised Representative and Head of its Branch for Switzerland. He will succeed Jürgen G. Decker from 1 August 2019, who has been an interim appointment to this post over the past few months. Rüsch joins ... Read the full article

Welch, Reardon & Rhoads elected to RAA Board

7th May 2019

The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) has elected John Welch, Chief Executive North America for AXA XL Reinsurance, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon was also elected Vice Chair of the Board, while Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Markel Global Reinsurance, was ... Read the full article

Law firm Devonshires adds re/insurance expert to litigation team

7th May 2019

Full service law firm Devonshires has expanded its Litigation & Dispute Resolution team with the appointment of re/insurance practitioner Stephen Netherway. Netherway will be tasked with helping to form a new insurance practice area as part of the firm’s growth strategy. He has more than 30 years’ experience and joins Devonshires from ... Read the full article

RLI promotes Bryant to replace retiring Brown

7th May 2019

The Senior Vice President (SVP) & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of RLI Corp., Thomas L. Brown, is leaving the company on July 1st, 2019 after eight years with the firm. He joined in 2011 as Vice President (VP) and CFO, and subsequently led the company's financial strategy, planning, and management operations. He was ... Read the full article

Marco Serra named CUO of ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni

7th May 2019

ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni S.p.A., a division of insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Marco Serra as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Italy. Effective immediately, Serra will be based in Rome and will report to ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Giovanni Tucci. He brings more than two decades of ... Read the full article

Ata Khatib appointed CEO of Lockton MENA

6th May 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Ata Khatib as Chief Executive Officer of Lockton MENA Limited, its business for the Middle East and North Africa regions. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Khatib will be tasked with overseeing Lockton’s broking subsidiaries in the area. Khatib helped to set ... Read the full article

JLT Re’s Pete Chandler joins BMS as President, US reinsurance

3rd May 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group has announced the appointment of Pete Chandler from JLT Re as President of its US reinsurance operations, effective May 27th, 2019. In his new role, which subject to regulatory approval sees him join the BMS US Board, Chandler will report to Steve Korducki, US ... Read the full article

Markel appoints AIG’s Guenter Kryszon to Global Property role

3rd May 2019

Markel Corporation has announced that Guenter Kryszon will be joining the company as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Property, effective 13 May 2019. Kryszon most recently served as Head of Retail Property at American International Group (AIG). He has spent the previous five years at AIG, moving through several senior roles, including ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re promotes Hanni Ali to SVP for Risk & Analytics

3rd May 2019

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has announced the promotion of Hanni Ali to Senior Vice President (SVP), Risk & Analytics. Ali leads the Risk & Analytics function at Hamilton Re, overseeing a team of nine that include catastrophe modellers and data scientists. He is also responsible for ... Read the full article

EC3 Brokers appoints James Murphy Head of Broking

2nd May 2019

Re/insurance specialists EC3 Brokers has announced the appointment of James Murphy to the newly-created role of Head of Broking. Murphy joined on 1 May from Integro Insurance, Brokers where he served as Principal. He will now be responsible for expanding EC3’s marketing activities and developing new partnerships. He has worked in the London ... Read the full article

Chris DeMuth joins BMS Capital Advisory from JLT

2nd May 2019

BMS Group, the independent specialist re/insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Chris DeMuth as Senior Vice President (SVP) at BMS Capital Advisory, its investment banking division. DeMuth joins BMS from JLT Capital Markets, where he most recently served as SVP, providing M&A, capital raise and advisory services to the re/insurance ... Read the full article

Chubb’s Tony Jordan joins AXIS Capital as Group Chief Actuary

2nd May 2019

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has appointed global re/insurer Chubb's Tony Jordan as its new Group Chief Actuary, reporting to Peter Vogt, AXIS Capital's Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in the firm's London office, Jordan will be responsible for overseeing AXIS Capital's corporate actuarial function, which includes reserving functions, capital modelling ... Read the full article

Relation appoints CFO and Head of M&A, adds Jeff Greenberg to Board

2nd May 2019

Independent U.S brokerage Relation Insurance Services has announced the appointment of Chris McKechnie as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Tim Hall as Executive Vice President and Head of M&A. Additionally, following the announcement of its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in February 2019, Relation has added Jeff Greenberg, Chairman ... Read the full article

Aon adds JLT’s Dave Barratt to its UK Risk Settlement team

2nd May 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has appointed JLT's Dave Barratt as a Senior Consultant within its UK Risk Settlement team. Barratt joins after spending 13 years with rival broker JLT, where he was an experienced defined benefits settlement consultant within JLT Employee Benefits. Throughout his career, Barratt has advised numerous trustees and ... Read the full article