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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.

AXA XL names Scott Gunter as new CEO as Hendrick departs

20th February 2020

AXA XL, the commercial insurance and reinsurance arm of the AXA Group, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Greg Hendrick is set to depart and has hired Scott Gunter, formerly the Senior Vice President of Chubb Group and President of Chubb’s North America Commercial Insurance division, as its new ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance expands E&S Casualty Excess group

19th February 2020

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re Group, has expanded its Excess & Surplus (E&S) Casualty Excess group with four new additions. Kelly Doyle joins Everest as a Senior Underwriter based in the company’s Chicago office. She most recently served at Allianz Global and Corporate Specialty as a Corporate ... Read the full article

Vincent Lepez to join Pacific Life Re Europe as Managing Director

19th February 2020

Pacific Life Re has announced that the Managing Director of its Europe operation, Darren Spriggs, has decided to step down from the company and will be replaced by SCOR's Vincent Lepez. Spriggs has been with the company for almost four years and has helped Pacific Life Re Europe make important steps ... Read the full article

Marc Sullivan joins IGI as Class Underwriter for Downstream Energy

19th February 2020

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has appointed Marc Sullivan as Class Underwriter, Downstream Energy, based in its London office. Sullivan joins the company from Barbican Insurance Group, where he also served as Class Underwriter for Downstream Energy. Prior to Barbican, he spent eight years ... Read the full article

Argo names new CEO, chairman

19th February 2020

Specialty reinsurer Argo has named Kevin Rehnberg as its new Chief Executive Officer following the messy departure of former-boss Mark Watson. The appointment marks the culmination of an ongoing dispute that stretches back to February 2019 when activist investor Voce accused Watson of perpetuating “shockingly high and shockingly inappropriate” corporate ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Xavier Florit as regional head of corporate, A&H

19th February 2020

Global insurer Chubb has appointed Xavier Florit as regional head of corporate, accident and health for Continental Europe. Florit has been with the company since 2016, having previously served as head of A&H for France. Before that he held several roles within the insurance industry working for both brokers and insurers. He will ... Read the full article

Aspen names Swiss Re’s Crystal Ottaviano as Group Chief Risk Officer

19th February 2020

Bermuda domiciled insurer and reinsurer, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, has appointed Swiss Re's Crystal Ottaviano as its new Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), effective March 2nd, 2020. In her new role, Ottaviano will report to Mark Cloutier, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Aspen. She joins the firm from ... Read the full article

Great-West Lifeco announces key leadership changes

18th February 2020

Insurance-centered financial holding company Great-West Lifeco has made a series of leadership changes, including the appointment of Arshil Jamal to the newly-created role of President and Group Head, Strategy, Investments, Reinsurance and Corporate Development. Jamal, who currently serves as President and COO, Europe & Reinsurance, will be focused on identifying and ... Read the full article

Fleming Re names Jim McNichols as Chief Actuarial Officer

18th February 2020

Bermudian reinsurance firm Fleming Re has announced the appointment of Jim McNichols as its new Chief Actuarial Officer. McNichols has previously served as Chief Actuary at XL Capital in Bermuda, and at Greenlight Re in the Cayman Islands. In total, he has more than 30 years of experience in property and casualty ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual appoints Edward Peña as Treasurer

18th February 2020

The Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Edward Peña as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He will take over the role from Laurance H.S. Yahia, who has served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer since 2003, but who will retire on April 3, 2020. Peña joined ... Read the full article

Inga Beale appointed to Crawford & Company’s board

18th February 2020

Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates, has announced the election of Dame Inga Beale to its Board of Directors, effective February 11th, 2020. Beale served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance ... Read the full article

Aspen appoints former VIBE Re CEO Milner, adds new head of MEA

17th February 2020

Former Chief Executive Officer of VIBE Reinsurance, Richard Milner, is set to join the reinsurance arm of Aspen Insurance as senior managing director, Aspen Re International. Milner brings over 20 years’ experience and prior to his tenure at VIBE spent over a decade at AXIS Re, where he eventually served as ... Read the full article

New Dawn Risk hires Senior Treaty Broker from Barbican

17th February 2020

New Dawn Risk Group Limited, an independent specialist intermediary for non-marine liability and specialty insurance and reinsurance, has announced the appointment of Rachel Cohen as a Senior Treaty Broker. Cohen joins the company from Barbican Syndicate at Lloyd’s 1955 where she most recently served as a Class Underwriter of International Casualty ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) expands European team with Swiss Re CorSo hire

17th February 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has expanded its European team and named Daniel Weinmann as head of customer and broker engagement in Germany. Weinmann joins from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, having most recently served as head of sales for Germany. He brings over 20 years’ experience to the role and will be ... Read the full article

Carleen Patterson joins Alliant’s Public Entity Group from Aon

14th February 2020

Carleen Patterson, previously of insurance and reinsurance broker Aon's Risk Solutions division, has been appointed First Vice President, Practice Leader within Alliant's Public Entity Group. In her new role, Patterson will be based in the company's Dallas, Texas office and will be tasked with providing innovative insurance and risk management solutions ... Read the full article