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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.

SCOR expands global P&C ventures team

15th April 2019

French reinsurance firm SCOR has expanded its Global P&C ventures team with four new appointments. Paris-based Adrian Jones, who until recently was Head of Strategy & Business Development, is now fully focused on leading Ventures & Strategic Partnerships in the P&C division. Will Thorne is now leading P&C Ventures in EMEA at ... Read the full article

Jonathan Colello joins PartnerRe as CEO, P&C Americas

15th April 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced the appointment of Jonathan Colello as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for P&C Americas, and President of Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. Effective from July 1, 2019, he will report to Emmanuel Clarke, President and CEO of PartnerRe, and will become a member of the company’s ... Read the full article

Zurich Canada secures Aon’s Marco Royer as Head of Liability

12th April 2019

The Canadian operations of global insurer Zurich has announced the appointment of Marco Royer as Head of Liability, effective July 1. Royer joins from Aon after a 12 year stretch at the firm, most recently serving as the Head of its Canadian reinsurance broking team. He has a strong technical casualty underwriting ... Read the full article

Sharone Menczel Poopor joins Everest Insurance as VP, Structured Solutions

12th April 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re, has appointed Ironshore's Sharone Menczel Poopor as a Vice President (VP) within its Structured Solutions group. Based in the firm's Liberty Corner, NJ office, she will be responsible for underwriting unusual and complex risks, offering clients a range of bespoke underwriting solutions. She ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln adds Robotham as Divisional Head of A&H Insurance

11th April 2019

Tokio Marine Kiln, part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the appointment of David Robotham as Divisional Head of Accident & Health Insurance. He reports to the Interim Departmental Head of A&H Division, Holly Strettle, and is joined by Paul De Vido. De Vido, who joins as Divisional Head of ... Read the full article

Law firm HFW bolsters Middle East insurance offering with new Partner

11th April 2019

HFW, an international sector-based law firm, has launched an insurance offering in Abu Dhabi with the hire of Justin Whelan as Partner. This partner appointment is the firm’s fifth to be added since 2018. Whelan’s arrival means HFW now has specialist insurance teams in each of its four Middle East offices. He ... Read the full article

Third Point Re adds Afford, Lopes to Specialty Treaty division

11th April 2019

Bermuda-based, hedge fund backed reinsurer Third Point Re has appointed Rachael Afford and Melanie Lopes to its Specialty Treaty division as Vice President and Underwriter respectively. Both Afford and Lopes will report Tracey Gibbons, who was this week added as Head of Specialty Reinsurance. Afford brings with her over 14 years ... Read the full article

TransRe announces leadership shuffle, merges NA & LatAm units

11th April 2019

Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TransRe) is to merge its North American and Latin American divisions into TransRe Americas, as part of a leadership transition that includes the retirement of Javier Vijil from his executive role after 26 years with the firm. Vijil founded the reinsurer's Latin America & The Caribbean division when ... Read the full article

Aon adds SCOR’s Alexander as Head of Life Reinsurance broking for Australia, NZ

11th April 2019

Aon has named Danny Alexander as its new Head of Life Reinsurance broking for Australia and New Zealand, as the firm looks to strengthen its reinsurance offering in the region. Alexander was most recently working at reinsurer SCOR in Sydney, Australia where he was Head of Client Solutions focused on the ... Read the full article

AkinovA adds MS&AD’s Takeshi Doi to Advisory Board

11th April 2019

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of Takeshi Doi to its Advisory Board. Doi is currently Chief of Cyber Risk Section at MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting as well as Deputy General Manager of the Group’s Innovation Section. His focus will be ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Hodson, Reizenstein as Non-Exec Directors

10th April 2019

Specialty re/insurer Beazley has announced the arrival of Nicola Hodson and John Reizenstein as Non-Executive Directors, effective April 10. Hodson, who is the current Vice President of Field Transformation for Microsoft Global Sales and Marketing, has also been appointed to the audit and risk committee. She was previously Chief Operating Officer ... Read the full article

Chubb names Head of Financial Institutions UK & Ireland, Global Markets

10th April 2019

Chubb has named Jonathan Kennett as the new Head of Financial Institutions for the UK and Ireland and Chubb Global Markets, the firm's London Market wholesale and specialty division. The appointment is effective immediately and sees Kennett report to Matthew Shaw, Division President, Chubb Global Markets and Hilda Toh, Financial Lines ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints Taute to Distribution leadership role

10th April 2019

Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance arm of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has appointed Rick Taute as Vice President (VP), Marketing & Distribution and National Wholesale Distribution Leader for insurance. In his new role, Taute will be based in the insurance division's Boston, Massachusetts office. Most recently, Taute served as Executive ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual adds Janelle Edem as Chief of Staff

9th April 2019

U.S primary insurer Liberty Mutual has announced the appointment of Janelle Edem as Chief of Staff, Global Risk Solutions (GRS). Edem will report to the President of GRS Dennis Langwell and be tasked with organising and driving forward critical strategic issues to facilitate efficient decision making for the unit’s executive office. GRS ... Read the full article

Tracey Gibbons to lead Third Point Re’s specialty treaty portfolio

9th April 2019

Tracey Gibbons has joined Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. from Allied World Assurance Company (AWAC) to lead the firm's specialty treaty portfolio. In her new role, Gibbons will report to Third Point Reinsurance Company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Malloy. Initially, the portfolio will include workers compensation catastrophe, PA/Life catastrophe, and also ... Read the full article