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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.

Qatar General Insurance names Al Efrangi as CEO

13th March 2019

The Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGIRCO) has announced the appointment of Hassan Ahmed Hassan Al Efrangi as Group Chief Executive Officer. The move sees Al Efrangi replace the recently-departed Ghazi Abu Nahl. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector and has extensive experience in leadership, performance improvement ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC bolsters Nordic Surety team with senior hires

13th March 2019

Specialty insurance group Tokio Marine HCC has announced the appointment of Henning Skaarup as Head of Surety Nordics and Holm Larsen as Senior Surety Underwriter, effective immediately. Skaarup, who will be based in Copenhagen and act as General Managing of a newly-created Danish branch, will be tasked with developing and directing ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal appoints new CUO for Europe, Middle East and Asia

12th March 2019

Lloyd's of London insurer ArgoGlobal has announced the appointment of Alfredo Alonso as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for Europe, Middle East and Asia, effective March 2019. Alonso will be based in London and will report to Group of Head of International Operations, ArgoGlobal, Matt Harris. "Alfredo’s extensive underwriting expertise spans European, Middle ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty adds Marine, Property leaders for UK & Ireland

12th March 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Pedro Mairos and Sean Mannion as Head of Marine and Head of Property, respectively, for the UK and Ireland. Mairos joins BHSI from AXA Corporate Solutions, where he most recently served as UK ... Read the full article

Drinker Biddle recruits 17-strong litigation team, adds Hartford office

12th March 2019

International law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has recruited a team of 17 trial and class action lawyers and expanded its office count to 13 with the opening of a new Hartford, Connecticut location. The team consists of 14 litigation partners and three associates, all of whom were previously with ... Read the full article

Skuld names Hilde Søbstad Løvskar as Chief Legal Officer

11th March 2019

Skuld, the Oslo-based marine insurer, has announced the appointment of Hilde Søbstad Løvskar as Chief Legal Officer. Løvskar now heads the corporate legal department and joins the company’s executive management team. Most recently, Løvskar served as Corporate Legal Counsel at Skuld. In this role she was also the company secretary and worked ... Read the full article

Everest adds Ayesha West from Navigators as Cyber VP

8th March 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Ayesha West as Vice President of its cyber insurance group. West will be tasked with the management and development of the company’s national cyber insurance underwriting team and will be based in New York, reporting to Head ... Read the full article

Lockton forms reinsurance business, names leadership

8th March 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has moved to form a new global reinsurance business, Lockton Global Re. Lockton has stated that reinsurance is a critical pillar of its aggressive growth plan and this new business will, under the leadership of the firm’s Chief Executive Officer Ron Lockton, look to build out its current ... Read the full article

Descartes Underwriting appoints Head of ILS and Cat Modelling

8th March 2019

Descartes Underwriting, the newly launched parametric and data-driven MGA, has appointed Edern Le Roux as Director, Head of ILS and Cat Modeling Le Roux joins Descartes from SCOR Investment Partners, where he has served since 2014 as Head of ILS Risk, with responsibility for the Risk Management of the ILS ... Read the full article

Hayley Spink named Head of Global Operations, Lloyd’s of London

7th March 2019

Lloyd's of London has announced the appointment of Hayley Spink as Head of Global Operations, succeeding Joe Dainty, who leaves the marketplace in March to join DXC. In her new role, Spink will report to Chief Operating Officer (COO), Shirine Khoury-Haq. She joined Lloyd's in 2007 and has served in a number ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC President William Burke to retire, successor revealed

7th March 2019

It has been announced that William Burke, the President of specialty insurance group Tokio Marine HCC, will retire on 1 April 2019. Current Executive Vice President Michael Schell will step into the role upon Burke’s departure. Burke, who will continue as a member of the Board of Directors following his retirement, ... Read the full article

Marsh adds AIG’s Bauer to lead U.S Sharing Economy, Mobility Practice

7th March 2019

International re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed Robert Bauer to lead its U.S Sharing Economy & Mobility Practice. Bauer joins from AIG where he served as General Insurance Head of Innovation and its Sharing Economy Group. In his new role Bauer will focus on developing and delivering products and services to companies operating ... Read the full article

Lockton hires JLT’s Philip Corrigan as COO for Asia Pacific

7th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Philip Corrigan as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Corrigan arrives from Jardine Lloyd Thomson (JLT), where he has spent most of his 30-year career, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JLT Thailand. He ... Read the full article

Amynta adds QBE’s Bob James as Exec VP, MGAs

7th March 2019

Amynta, a group created in 2018 from Madison Dearborn Partners’ acquisition of a number of AmTrust Financial Services U.S fee businesses, has appointed Bob James as Executive Vice-President, Managing General Agencies. James, who will report to Chief Executive Officer of the Amynta Group Stuart Hollander, joins with over 30 years’ experience ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson announces senior appointments to NA division

7th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointments of Linde Hotchkiss, Nicole Johnson and George Haitsch to senior positions for its Western region in North America (NA). Hotchkiss will lead WTW’s Regional Large Account strategy for the West, based in San Diego, CA. She will be responsible ... Read the full article