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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’s Roger Francis joins CFC as Cyber Claims Director

25th July 2019

Specialist insurer CFC has announced the appointment of Roger Francis from re/insurance broker Aon as its new Cyber Claims Director. In his new role, Francis will lead the firm's cyber claims and incident response division, and will also take oversight of CFC's cyber risk management services. He brings 15 years of information ... Read the full article

AIG appoints Jennifer Waldner as Chief Sustainability Officer

24th July 2019

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Waldner to the newly created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. Waldner will lead the development and implementation of a company-wide sustainability strategy, reporting to Thomas B. Leonardi, AIG’s Executive Vice President and Vice Chair, AIG Life Holdings, Inc. For the past ... Read the full article

Praedicat recruits Grant Dewar as VP for Global Industrials

24th July 2019

Praedicat, a risk analytics company for casualty insurers and global industrial firms, has announced the appointment of Grant Dewar as Vice President (VP), Global Industrials. Grant’s previous roles include four years as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the EMEA Insurance Group at FIS, where he was responsible for driving growth in ... Read the full article

Chubb Tempest Re hires Holland from AXIS for VP casualty treaty role

23rd July 2019

Chubb's global multi-line reinsurance unit Chubb Tempest Re has hired Christopher Holland as a Vice President focused on casualty treaty underwriting in the United States, we've learned. Holland was most recently a Vice President at AXIS Capital's reinsurance unit, AXIS Re, based in New York and underwriting largely casualty treaty business. We ... Read the full article

Andrew Hughes promoted to Managing Principal of Hiscox ILS

23rd July 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has announced the promotion of Andrew Hughes to Managing Principal of Hiscox ILS, subject to Department Immigration and Bermuda Regulatory Approval. Hughes has been with Hiscox ILS in Bermuda since 2015, serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Hiscox notes that during his time with the ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Simon Hearn to CUO for London Market Wholesale

23rd July 2019

AXA XL insurance has announced the promotion of Simon Hearn to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for London Market Wholesale. In his new role, Hearn will lead AXA XL’s Property & Casualty London Wholesale business, with responsibility for developing underwriting strategies and ensuring product profitability. He will also continue in his existing role ... Read the full article

Aon promotes Barrett to Regional Managing Director role

22nd July 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Aon has confirmed the appointment of Vincent Barrett as Regional Managing Director EMEA for its Captive & Insurance Management business. Barrett has been with Aon for over a decade and will move from his previous role as Chief Commercial Officer to assume responsibility for leading the group’s regional ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets names Jon Rigby Chief Cyber Officer

22nd July 2019

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group subsidiary, Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), has named Jon Rigby as Chief Cyber Officer, reporting to Peter Smith, Executive Underwriting Officer. His appointment is effective immediately and in his new role, Rigby, a cyber security expert, will be based in London. For more than 33 years he served in ... Read the full article

AXA’s Martin Rueegg joins RSA as CEO of the Middle East and UAE

22nd July 2019

RSA has announced that Martin Rueegg has joined the firm from AXA as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Middle East and UAE. Effective September, 2019 Rueegg succeeds Lloyd East, who has moved the RSA's Canadian operation, Johnson, as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Chief Operating Officer (COO). East ... Read the full article

Paul-Henri Rastoul named CUO of XL Insurance Company

22nd July 2019

Paul-Henri Rastoul has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of XL Insurance Company SE (XLICSE), a wholly owned subsidiary within the AXA XL segment of AXA Group. Effective immediately, Rastoul joins the AXA XL International Property & Casualty (P&C) leadership team, and will be based in Dublin. In his new role, he ... Read the full article

Brit adds James Birch as Head of Innovation

22nd July 2019

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Brit Ltd has appointed James Birch as Head of Innovation, a newly created position. Effective July 22nd, 2019, Birch will report directly to Brit's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Matthew Wilson. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the company's innovation process, helping to identify both ... Read the full article

TransRe’s David Sinclair joins Third Point Re as SVP, Marketing & Investments

22nd July 2019

Hedge-fund backed reinsurer Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (Third Point Re) has named David Sinclair as Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing and Investments, effective September 2nd, 2019. Sinclair joins the firm from Transatlantic Re (TransRe), and his appointment is part of Third Point Re's strategy to expand and strengthen its presence in ... Read the full article

Risk Strategies adds Senior Account Manager, Producer to National Fine Art Practice

22nd July 2019

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies has hired Blair Wunderlich as a Senior Account Manager and Producer within its DeWitt Stern national fine art division. Wunderlich previously served as an account executive at fine art specialty brokerage Aon Huntington T. Block, and brings a decade of experience in the ... Read the full article

Goldman Sachs’ Love joins AIG to lead Global Real Estate

19th July 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer AIG has hired James Love from Goldman Sachs as its new Global Head of Real Estate, effective August 6th, 2019. Based in New York, Love will report to AIG's Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Insurance, Peter Zaffino. In his new role, ... Read the full article

Aleš Mirnik to succeed Petr Štěpán as Head of CEE at VIG Re

19th July 2019

Aleš Mirnik has been appointed as the new Head of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) at Czech Republic domiciled reinsurer, VIG Re. Effective August 8th, 2019, Mirnik takes over from Petr Štěpán as Head of VIG Re's CEE business, taking responsibility for all of the company's Non-Life treaty underwriting for the ... Read the full article