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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.

Aon hires Jon Wiegand as Head of Power in UK Global Broking Centre

13th April 2021

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon plc has appointed Jon Wiegand as Head of Power in the UK Global Broking Centre. He will report to James MacNeal, Managing Director of Construction and Power. Wiegand’s role will take place later this year, and is set to align with the development of Aon’s global Energy ... Read the full article

RSG makes several leadership changes

13th April 2021

International specialty insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group has made several leadership changes to its transportation offerings. RT Specialty, Ryan Specialty Group’s wholesale brokerage, has appointed Doug Hathaway as Head of its National Transportation Practice as well as its commercial transport program, Interstate Insurance Management. Dennis Beecher has also promoted to President of ... Read the full article

Timothy Markey takes Divisional VP role at Great American

13th April 2021

Great American Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Timothy E. Markey to Divisional Vice President within its Fidelity / Crime Division. Markey joined Great American in 2017 as a Divisional Assistant Vice President. Since then, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility and was named Head of Claims for Fidelity / ... Read the full article

DNIR hires Abdulla Al Nuaimi as CEO

13th April 2021

Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance (DNIR) has appointed Abdulla Al Nuaimi as Chief Executive Officer. Al Nuaimi has over 25 years of experience working in the government and private sectors. He has held numerous roles, including Director of Operations and International Cooperation at Etihad Credit Insurance. Prior to that, he served for nine ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s European CEO Rottiers to depart, Amélie Breitburd succeeds

12th April 2021

Lloyd’s of London has announced the departure of Sonja Rottiers from her role as European Chief Executive Officer, with Amélie Breitburd set to step into the position. Breitburd brings over 25 years’ experience in international insurance markets, having previously served at AXA, KPMG and Allianz. She'll be onboarded during the second quarter ... Read the full article

Kathleen Faries to succeed Andre Perez as Horseshoe CEO

12th April 2021

ILS specialist and fund administrator Horseshoe has announced the appointment of Kathleen Faries as its next Chief Executive Officer. Faries will be based in Bermuda and work closely with Andre Perez, the founder and current CEO of Horseshoe who's set to transition to Executive Chairman. He'll look to help the business continue its ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re to launch dedicated cyber reinsurance team in Bermuda

12th April 2021

Specialist broker Gallagher Re has announced the formation of a new cyber reinsurance specialism in Bermuda, as the company looks to expand its global cyber practice. The new team will be led by specialist cyber broker Seb Plummer and is aimed at enhancing support for local clients while helping expand cyber ... Read the full article

BHSI hires Idie Si as head of A&H insurance, Asia

12th April 2021

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Idie Si as Head of Accident & Health (A&H) Insurance for the Asia region. Idie comes to BHSI with over 10 years of experience focused on A&H insurance in the Asia and London ... Read the full article

Optio Group hires Hywel Jones to lead A&H

12th April 2021

Specialty MGA Optio Group has appointed Hywel Jones to lead Optio’s accident and health division (A&H) alongside Darren Delande, effective immediately. He brings over 30 years of industry experience and joins Optio from AmTrust Europe where he held the role of general manager, A&H, since 2013. While at AmTrust, he played a ... Read the full article

Jef Van In appointed AXA Next CEO and Group Chief Innovation Officer

12th April 2021

Global insurer AXA has announced the appointment of Jef Van In as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXA Next Group and Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), effective July 1st, 2021. In his new role, Van In will report to Antimo Perretta, CEO of AXA Europe and a Member of the company's ... Read the full article

Burns & Wilcox adds two to Canadian teams

9th April 2021

Wholesale specialty insurance company and managing general agent Burns & Wilcox has appointed two associates to its Vancouver and Calgary teams. Cheryl Fortier joins as Western Canada Manager and Murray Houck joins as Senior Underwriter. Fortier will be based in Vancouver and focus on expanding the company’s capacity and product offerings throughout ... Read the full article

Munich Re America hires Alleyne as CLO

9th April 2021

The U.S branch of global reinsurer Munich Re has appointed Richard Alleyne to the position of Chief Legal Officer, Munich Re US P&C Companies. He will be based in Hartford and report to Adrienne Mageras, Chief Operating Officer for Munich Re America Services. Alleyne brings over 20 years of industry experience across ... Read the full article

Carbon adds Giovanni Schiattarella to underwriting team

9th April 2021

Carbon Underwriting Limited (Carbon), the specialist, independent managing general underwriter (MGU), has announced the addition of Giovanni Schiattarella to its underwriting team. Schiattarella will focus on expanding Carbon’s existing General Liability and Property books of business as well as new business development across Europe. Prior to joining Carbon, he was a broker ... Read the full article

Robert Dietrich named CEO of Hiscox Europe

9th April 2021

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Robert Dietrich as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its European arm, Hiscox Europe. Dietrich will take up the role immediately, succeeding Stephane Flaquet who was appointed to the new role of Chief Transformation Officer earlier this year. Dietrich has been with ... Read the full article

Tewes-Kampelmann to succeed Ahmed as CEO of Allianz Re

9th April 2021

Allianz SE Reinsurance (Allianz Re), the reinsurance arm of the global insurance carrier, has announced that Holger Tewes-Kampelmann will succeed Amer Ahmed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 1st, 2021. Ahmed, who is leaving the role to pursue new responsibilities outside of the Group, joined Allianz Global Corporate and ... Read the full article

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