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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.

Charles Kasmer joins Fortitude Re as CUO P&C Reinsurance

17th January 2022

Bermudian legacy reinsurance company Fortitude Re has appointed Charles Kasmer as Chief Underwriting Officer, where he will be responsible for sourcing and pricing new non-US P&C run-off transactions for the Fortitude International Re (FIRL) entity. He will also be assisting in the design and implementation of new products and structures, and expanding ... Read the full article

SCOR names Yves Cormier as Head of Investor Relations

17th January 2022

French reinsurer SCOR has appointed Yves Cormier as Head of Investor Relations, reporting to Ian Kelly, Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cormier will be based in London, and joins from Rothschild, where he spent the last six years advising European insurers on corporate finance and strategy matters. Earlier in his career, ... Read the full article

AXA XL makes three hires across NA Programs business unit

14th January 2022

AXA XL's North America Programs business unit has made three recent new hires with the addition of Scott Young, Vice President and Senior Program Underwriter; Linda Mai, Senior Actuarial Analyst; and Michael Branson, Senior Actuarial Analyst. Part of AXA XL Insurance's Americas team, the North America Programs unit works with delegated ... Read the full article

Allianz makes commercial business leadership changes

14th January 2022

Allianz Insurance has made changes within its commercial business, adding four regional managers, who will each be responsibility for the engineering construction & power (EC&P) distribution and underwriting operations. The re/insurer has made these changes to bring together the former Commercial Broker Markets and the EC&P trading businesses. Chris Everett will lead the ... Read the full article

HDI Global SE names Niall Carberry as Head of Underwriting, Ireland

14th January 2022

HDI Global SE, UK & Ireland (HDI) has appointed Niall Carberry as Head of Underwriting, Ireland. In this role, Carberry will report to Stephanie Ogden, Director of Underwriting & Distribution. He joins HDI from Chubb where he most recently held overall responsibility for the Casualty Portfolio in Ireland. Carberry commented: “I am delighted ... Read the full article

TigerRisk names Joe Springer as Partner

14th January 2022

Re/insurance risk, capital and strategic advisor TigerRisk Partners has appointed Joe Springer as Partner. Springer joins from Aon, where he was most recently Managing Director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions and will report to Steve Pfeiffer, Partner and will be based in Boston. He joined Aon in 2011 as a member of the ... Read the full article

Chubb names Pannala as Global Chief Information Officer

14th January 2022

Chubb Limited has announced the appointment of Shekar Pannala as Vice President, Chubb Group and Global Chief Information Officer. Formerly Executive Vice President, Global Technology, Pannala in his new role is responsible for the strategic direction and execution leadership of Chubb's global technology function across applications, operations and architecture as well ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Robert Gardner to senior renewable energy role

14th January 2022

Re/insurance broker WTW has announced the appointment of Robert Gardner as GB Retail Industry Leader - Renewable Energy & Power for its Risk & Broking Division in GB. Specialising in Power and Renewable Energy, Gardner held a variety of leadership roles at Marsh during a 27-year tenure based in London and ... Read the full article

Hymans Robertson promotes Iain Pearce to lead Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions

14th January 2022

Hymans Robertson, the pensions and financial services consultancy, has appointed Iain Pearce to Head of Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions. Pearce will lead the firm’s advisory service supporting DB pension scheme trustees and sponsors and market participants considering new and emerging risk transfer options. These include superfunds, capital backed solutions and alternative ... Read the full article

Markel Corp. names Tyler Brown as Managing Director, Investments

14th January 2022

Markel Corporation has appointed Tyler Brown as Managing Director, Investments. In his new role, Brown will report to and assist Tom Gayner, Co-Chief Executive Officer in the management of the company's investment portfolio and manage investor relations. Prior to joining Markel, Brown was with Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley (TSW)as a Research ... Read the full article

Obsidian adds David Lockton to Board

13th January 2022

Obsidian Insurance Holdings, Inc. has announced the appointment of insurance industry leader David Lockton to its parent company's Board of Directors. For nearly four decades, Lockton has served as President, CEO, and then Chairman of Lockton Companies, and is currently Lead Director of Lockton, Inc. "Dave Lockton is a tremendous addition to ... Read the full article

Hampden recruits Parhelion CUO as Verto Active Underwriter

13th January 2022

Financial services and Lloyd’s capital adviser Hampden Group has announced the appointment of Chris Sharp as Active Underwriter of its Lloyd’s syndicate, Verto 2689, managed by Asta Managing Agency. Sharp was formerly Chief Underwriting Officer at Parhelion Capital, and Director of Underwriting and Head of Property Reinsurance at Dale Underwriting Partners ... Read the full article

Everest Re promotes Artur Klinger to Head of Intl. Reinsurance

13th January 2022

Bermuda domiciled reinsurer, Everest Re Group, Ltd., has named Artur Klinger, its Managing Director (MD) of Continental Europe, as the new Head of International Reinsurance, reporting to Everest Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Reinsurance, Jim Williamson. In his new role, Klinger takes on oversight of the firm's reinsurance ... Read the full article

Aviva CFO Jason Windsor to step down

13th January 2022

London-headquartered insurer Aviva has announced that Jason Windsor has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and as a Director of the Company. Windsor will leave with effect from July 2022 to take up the position of CFO at Persimmon, a British housebuilding company, headquartered in York. Over the next ... Read the full article

Matt Finch takes Finance Director role at Carbon Underwriting

13th January 2022

Carbon Underwriting Limited, the specialist, independent managing general underwriter (MGU) and Lloyd’s syndicate, has announced the appointment of Matt Finch as Finance Director. Finch has almost 25 years of financial services experience and had been undertaking the Finance Director role at Carbon on a contract basis for the last 10 months ... Read the full article

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