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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.

Eleonora Geamanu named Head of Willis Towers Watson in Romania

2nd April 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Eleonora Geamanu as Head of WTW in Romania. Based in Bucharest, she will take responsibility for driving revenue growth and meeting clients' needs across the Romania marketplace, for a broad set of business lines. She joined WTW in 2007 and has ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints two Underwriters from Ironshore

2nd April 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointments of Graeme McGeachie and Pete Graham to its International division. McGeachie has been named Casualty Class Underwriter at Everest’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2786. He joins Everest from Ironshore Insurance, where he was the Lead Underwriter within ... Read the full article

Chris McKeown steps down as Vice Chairman of New Ocean

2nd April 2019

AXA XL has announced that Chris McKeown, the former CEO of its ILS management platform New Ocean Capital Management, has stepped down from his role as Vice Chairman to pursue other interests. McKeown has more than 30 years of re/insurance and alternative capital management experience, and was the founding CEO of ... Read the full article

Former XL Group CFO Peter Porrino among new AIG Director nominees

2nd April 2019

The Board of Global insurer AIG has nominated three new candidates that will join ten of the company's current Directors standing for re-election at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The nominees include Peter Porrino, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of XL Group; Amy Schioldager, former Senior Managing Director ... Read the full article

Sompo International promotes Gallagher to new P&C CEO role

2nd April 2019

Sompo International (SI), the Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, has announced the promotion of Christopher Gallagher to Chief Executive Officer of SI Commercial P&C, a newly-created role. Gallagher is currently the Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of SI’s Commercial P&C business and a Director of SI. He will ... Read the full article

DAC Beachcroft names head of Global Insurance practice in London

2nd April 2019

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of Liam O’Connell as head of its Global Insurance practice in London. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was most recently a partner and Head of the EMEA insurance claims team. O’Connell has previously acted for many global and London market ... Read the full article

Advent appoints Jack Smith as Head of Operations

1st April 2019

Advent Insurance Management, the InsurTech-led Lloyd’s & London market service provider, has appointed Jack Smith as Head of Operations, a newly created role. Smith, whose appointed is effective immediately, brings over 35 years’ experience to Advent. He will be based in the company’s Chelmsford offices. Prior to Advent he worked for Tasker ... Read the full article

Ed bolsters Credit, Political Risks & Surety Solutions team in Asia Pacific

1st April 2019

Reinsurance broker Ed has appointed Abhishek Chhajer as Head of Credit, Political Risks and Surety Solutions, Asia Pacific. Chhajer’s appointment is effective April 1 and will see him based in Singapore. He reports to Stephen Britten, the company’s Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific. He brings more than 16 years industry experience ... Read the full article

Edward Wilson joins Global Atlantic as Chief Risk Officer

1st April 2019

Life and annuity re/insurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group has announced the appointment of Edward Wilson as Chief Risk Officer, effective April 1. Wilson joins Global Atlantic after a 26-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he previously held the position of Global Head of Risk in the Prime Services business. In his ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal names Head of Operations for Europe, Middle East & Asia

1st April 2019

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Helen Donegan as Head of Operations – Europe, Middle East and Asia. Donegan joins ArgoGlobal from MS Amlin, where she has served as Group Head of Underwriting Management since the merger of Amlin and MSIG in 2017. Prior ... Read the full article

Kristina Maffit named VP, property reinsurance for Brit Global Specialty Bermuda

1st April 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Brit has appointed Kristina Maffit as Vice President, Property Reinsurance for Brit Global Specialty Bermuda (BGSB), effective 1 April 2019. Maffit joins from alternative investment manager Elementum where she spent six years as a Portfolio Management Associate, specialising in collateralised natural catastrophe reinsurance investments. Prior to that, she assisted ... Read the full article

Marsh appoints Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf

29th March 2019

Global re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland Commercial and Consumer client segment. He will take up his new London-based position in May, succeeding Phil Barton who is leaving with immediate effect to ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty hires leader for new aviation team in Australia

29th March 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia, the collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has hired James Bowes to lead a new General Aviation team in the Asia Pacific markets. Bowes has 20 years’ experience and joins HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia from QBE, where he served ... Read the full article

Aon appoints Marsh’s Charnaud EMEA Chairman, M&A and Transaction Solutions

28th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of Edwin Charnaud from Marsh as EMEA Chairman for its mergers and acquisition (M&A) and Transaction Solutions unit. The appointment is effective April 15th, 2019, and Charnaud will be tasked with assisting the acceleration of the regional M&A and Transaction Solutions ... Read the full article

Hyperion promotes Rebecca Scott to Group COO

28th March 2019

London-headquartered Hyperion Insurance Group has promoted Rebecca Scott to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 March. Scott will report to Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, David Howden, and has also joined the Group Executive Committee. She joined Hyperion in 2014 as Head of Internal Audit, before being appointed Chief ... Read the full article