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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.

W.R. Berkley announces three senior executive appointments

3rd January 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced a series of senior appointments, including the addition of Philip S. Welt as Executive Vice President and general counsel. Welt joined W. R. Berkley in 2004 as a Vice President and senior counsel and was named Exec VP with oversight responsibility for ... Read the full article

Unicorn Underwriting adds Argo’s Neil Russell

31st December 2018

Unicorn Underwriting, a London-based managing general agent and part of U.S-headquartered global broker AmWINS Group, has announced the addition of Neil Russell starting 1 January 2019. The company says he will be working on the development of new facilities and capacity for the firm with plans to join the Property Underwriting ... Read the full article

Iain Ferguson takes up regional director role for Lloyd’s in Asia Pacific

21st December 2018

The President and Chief Operating Officer for Lloyd’s Japan, Iain Ferguson, is to take on additional responsibilities as Regional Director across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Having first joined Lloyd’s in 2007, Ferguson has more than 20 years’ experience working in Japan and across Asia. Lloyd's says its’ organisational structure in Asia ... Read the full article

Neon Underwriting promotes Theo Butt to CEO role

21st December 2018

Neon’s Lloyd’s Managing Agency, Neon Underwriting Limited (NUL), has promoted Theo Butt to the role of Chief Executive Officer as well as Matthew Washington to the Managing Director position, with immediate effect. Butt, who will continue reporting to Group CEO Martin Reith, has been given the role after joining the Neon ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints Rob Diziki as VP of Professional Liability team

21st December 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointment of Rob Diziki as Vice President of its Professional Liability team. He will be responsible for the development and expansion of Everest’s lawyers, accountants, and miscellaneous professional liability offerings. Reporting to Keith Lavigne, Head of Management and Professional ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Rodrigo Nieto as Head of Sales, Latin America

20th December 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re, has appointed Rodrigo Nieto as Head of Sales Latin America, effective 2 January 2019. Based in Miami, Nieto will coordinate regional sales efforts across the organisation’s various segments. He succeeds Newton Queiroz, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re ... Read the full article

Sonja Rottiers to replace Vandendael as Lloyd’s Brussels CEO

20th December 2018

It has been announced that Lloyd’s post-Brexit European base in Brussels will be lead by Sonja Rottiers as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment follows the recent departure of Lloyd's Brussels' previous CEO Vincent Vandendael, who played a key role in its' successful establishment. Rottiers will also serve as Lloyd’s Regional ... Read the full article

Marsh-JLT Specialty announces key leadership changes for UK & Ireland

20th December 2018

Following yesterday's news of global re/insurance broker Marsh's intended global leadership reshuffle, the firm has announced a number of further appointments - this time focused on key UK & Ireland roles within what will be known as Marsh-JLT Specialty - as its’ parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies, prepares for the ... Read the full article

Argo appoints Kevin Rehnberg as Chief Administrative Officer

19th December 2018

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Kevin Rehnberg as Chief Administrative Officer. Rehnberg joined Argo in 2013 as President of U.S Operations and extended his remit to the company’s business in Latin America earlier this year. Argo explained that he will take on his new responsibilities ... Read the full article

RSA appoints Neil Strickland as Customer Experience Director

19th December 2018

Following the re-focus of RSA’s Global Risk Solutions business, RSA Group has announced the appointment of Neil Strickland as Director of its new Commercial Customer Experience function. Strickland has over three decades’ experience in the industry and will take up the role of Customer Experience Director with immediate effect. Before joining RSA, ... Read the full article

Alliant hires William Callahan from Willis Towers Watson

19th December 2018

Alliant Insurance Services, the U.S specialty insurance brokerage firm, has hired Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) William Callahan as Senior Vice President. Callahan has spent the previous two decades at WTW, where he also served as Senior Vice President in the broker’s New York office. He has more than 30 years’ experience in ... Read the full article

Combining Marsh, JLT talent a chance to deliver greater value to clients: Marsh CEO

19th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Marsh has revealed a slew of new appointments as the organisation's parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies, prepares for its acquisition of JLT, with Chief Executive Officer John Doyle stating that the combination of Marsh’s and JLT’s capabilities and colleagues is an “exciting opportunity to deliver greater value ... Read the full article

Argo Group appoints Matt Harris to lead international insurance operations

18th December 2018

Global specialty re/insurer, Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Matt Harris as Group Head of International Operations, effective 1 January 2019. Having joined the company in 2017, Harris’ new role will see him lead the company’s international insurance operations. Jose A. Hernandez, who currently serves as International Operations Head, will become responsible ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s adds Albert Benchimol, Victoria Carter to Council

18th December 2018

The Lloyd's Council has announced the addition of Albert Benchimol and Victoria Carter as an External member and Working member, respectively, effective from 1 February 2019. Meanwhile, Michael Watson, currently on the council, has been re-elected as an External member. Benchimol is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, ... Read the full article

Charman promoted to CEO of Overseas Insurance for Sompo Holdings

18th December 2018

Bermuda-based specialty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced the promotion of John Charman, currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International, to CEO of Overseas Insurance Business in Sompo Holdings. The appointment, effective 1 April 2019, will see Charman oversee a segment that represents more ... Read the full article