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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.

MS Amlin Insurance names Herbert Baeten as CUO for P/C

6th January 2021

MS Amlin Insurance SE has named Herbert Baeten as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for its Property and Casualty (P/C) business lines, subject to regulatory approvals. This announcement comes after the decision of Rudy Benmeridja to retire at the end of 2020. Baeten will assume his new role from the start of February ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints AIG’s Jason Hawkins to manage regional D&O business

6th January 2021

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of global re/insurer AXA, has announced the addition of Jason Hawkins as Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Professional in New York, effective January 1st, 2021. Hawkins has joined the company to lead its regional D&O operation, working closely with both ... Read the full article

TigerRisk names Aon’s Glyn Ridpath as Partner in Casualty division

5th January 2021

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage, TigerRisk Partners, has today announced the appointment of Glyn Ridpath as a Partner within the firm's expanding Casualty division, reporting to James Few, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TigerRisk UK. Ridpath joins TigerRisk from rival broker Aon, where he most recently served as a Managing Director from March ... Read the full article

James O’Connor named CEO of DUAL North America

5th January 2021

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Howden Group Holdings, has announced the appointment of James O’Connor as CEO of DUAL North America. With immediate effect, he will become a member of DUAL’s Group Executive Committee, reporting to Richard Clapham, CEO, DUAL Group. O’Connor joins DUAL Group from Willis Towers Watson where he was ... Read the full article

Ascot appoints AXA XL’s Michael Kerrigan as Group CIO

5th January 2021

Bermuda-domiciled specialty insurer and reinsurer, Ascot, has hired Michael Kerrigan as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), based in New York and reporting to Yvonne Costello, Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Kerrigan takes on responsibility for all aspects of Ascot's technology portfolio and will be tasked with progressing ... Read the full article

Zurich Malaysia appoints Khoo Ai Lin as CEO

5th January 2021

Zurich Malaysia has appointed Khoo Ai Lin as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia (ZLIM), according to New Straits Times. In this role, Ai Lin will be responsible for leading and executing Zurich Malaysia's strategic priorities to grow its life insurance business. She succeeds Stephen Clark, who ... Read the full article

Core Specialty bolsters property division with key hires

4th January 2021

Recently-launched specialty insurance carrier Core Specialty has made several key appointments within its property division, led by Alison Oliphant. David Phillips and Christopher Muller join as Senior Vice Presidents of Property Underwriting. Phillips was most recently E&S Property Head for Pioneer Underwriting and before that served at Maxum Specialty E&S Property. Muller arrives from ... Read the full article

Core Specialty names Tyburski as Co-Head, Personal Lines Fronted Programs

4th January 2021

Recently launched specialty insurance carrier, Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc., has hired Adam Tyburski as Co-Head of Personal Lines Fronted Programs, effective January 2021. As Co-founder and most recently Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Spinnaker Insurance Company, Tyburski brings extensive industry experience to Core Specialty. During his time with Spinnaker, he served ... Read the full article

Catalina Re hires Tom Duggan as Senior Investment Manager

4th January 2021

Catalina Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance run-off and legacy specialist, Catalina Holdings, has appointed Tom Duggan as Senior Investment Manager. Duggan joined Catalina Re in January, 2021 from his role as Senior Vice President (SVP), Manager Research, at investment consultancy Redington. During his time with Redington, which commenced ... Read the full article

Chubb announces new Climate Sustainability Manager

31st December 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed Alexandra Waldman as Climate Sustainability Manager. In this newly created global role, Waldman will help to identify and implement opportunities for climate-related products and services as well as encourage employee engagement in climate sustainability issues. She will also be in charge of establishing a framework against which ... Read the full article

BMS grows Private Equity and M&A division in Canada

29th December 2020

Specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has announced the appointment of Trevor Kirsh as Director, BMS Canada Private Equity, M&A division, effective immediately. He will be based in Toronto and report to Jason Stone, Managing Director of the division, who joined the team in September 2020. Kirsh was most recently an Associate Senior ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Papadopoulo to President and CUO

29th December 2020

Nicolas Papadopoulo, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for Property and Casualty Operations at Arch Capital Group Ltd., has been promoted to President and CUO, effective January 1st, 2021. Papadopoulo joined the insurer and reinsurer in 2001, and in his ... Read the full article

Chubb promotes leaders within CGM unit

29th December 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced leadership promotions to its professional indemnity teams for Chubb Global Markets (CGM). Steve Driscoll has been appointed Head of Professional Indemnity for CGM and also for the United Kingdom & Ireland. Meanwhile, Benjamin Rowley has been promoted to Head of U.S. Professional Indemnity at CGM. Both appointments ... Read the full article

Core Specialty appoints Jeff Jacobs to SVP role

24th December 2020

Core Specialty Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of Jeff Jacobs as Senior Vice President, Head of Errors and Omissions Professional Liability. Jacobs has 30 years' insurance sector experience and was most recently with Tokio Marine HCC. Commenting on his appointment, Jeff Consolino, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are delighted ... Read the full article

Lockton adds Dan Urias to expand its Southern California business

24th December 2020

Global re/insurance broker Lockton has added Dan Urias as vice president, Producer to help expand its business in southern California. Urias will be providing risk management solutions to businesses aimed at tackling issues such as increased litigation aimed at company directors and officers as well as cyber exposures brought on by ... Read the full article