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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.

Markel promotes Wanshi Lin to hull and war underwriter role

22nd July 2020

Specialist insurer Markel International has promoted Wanshi Lin to hull and war underwriter within its marine division. Based out of Markel's Singapore office, Lin will take over from Gustaf Kristiansson, who is departing the company. She has been with the firm since 2018, when she joined as an assistant marine underwriter before being ... Read the full article

Sompo Intl adds Warren Diogo, Sam Bishop to Energy Business unit

21st July 2020

Specialty re/insurer Sompo International has bolstered its Energy Business Unit in London with the appointment of Warren Diogo as leader of the Renewable Energy team and Sam Bishop as Assistant Vice President, Renewable Energy Underwriter. Diogo has two decades of experience in the insurance industry as a risk manager, consultant and ... Read the full article

Kovrr adds Visesh Gosrani to Advisory Board

21st July 2020

Cyber risk modelling company Kovrr has expanded its Advisory Board with the addition of Visesh Gosrani, Chair of the Institute and Faculty of the Actuaries Cyber Risk Working Party. Gosrani has over 20 years of experience as an actuary and Chief Risk Officer in the insurance industry. He currently runs a consulting ... Read the full article

BHSI appoints Frank Amandi as head of Financial Institutions in Germany

21st July 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Dr. Frank Amandi as Head of Financial Institutions, for Executive and Professional Lines in Germany. Amandi has over 20 years' experience and was most recently Deputy Global Head of Financial Institutions at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in Germany. Before that, he spent 10 years ... Read the full article

SterlingRisk Aviation adds Travis Marshall as VP, Senior Account Exec

20th July 2020

SterlingRisk Aviation, a division of SterlingRisk Insurance, has announced the appointment of Travis J. Marshall as Vice President, Senior Account Executive. Marshall will be overseeing accounts while providing comprehensive advisory expertise and facilitating audits and inspections to identify and mitigate client risks. Additionally, he will coordinate and communicate with underwriters and claims ... Read the full article

Apollo expands Syndicate 1969 specie and cargo team

20th July 2020

Independent specialist re/insurer Apollo Syndicate Management has announced a new leadership structure for its expanding specie and cargo business. Richard Panter joins as head of specie & cargo at Apollo Syndicate 1969 and will report to Paul Letherbarrow, head of aviation and member of the executive committee. With over 37 years’ broking ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter adds three to restructured Fac division

20th July 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance arm of global brokerage Marsh, has added three senior appointments within its GC Fac division as part of a wider realignment process. The company hopes to ensure the delivery of client-centric solutions by structuring product teams around geographic regions. Stephen Wilkins has been appointed Head of UK Property, while Paul Hargis ... Read the full article

Piiq Risk Partners approved to launch French operation

20th July 2020

Piiq Risk Partners, a global aerospace insurance and reinsurance brokerage, has received regulatory approval to operate in France, enabling the firm to provide continuity to clients following the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU). The re/insurance broker's French operation, Piiq Risk Partners SAS, will serve as a base for ... Read the full article

David Turner joins Fidelis as Head of Claims

20th July 2020

Specialty insurance and reinsurance firm, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, has announced the addition of David Turner as Head of Claims, effective immediately. Turner will be based in London and joins Fidelis from Amlin Group where he served for more than three decades, most recently as the Global Claims Director responsible for ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints Carlo Bewersdorf as CEO of iptiQ

20th July 2020

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Carlo Bewersdorf to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iptiQ, the reinsurer's digital insurance platform. Bewersdorf is set to take on the new role from October 1st, 2020 and will report to Swiss Re CEO, Christian Mumenthaler. ... Read the full article

Beach adds James Wells to transportation team

20th July 2020

Re/insurance broker Beach & Associates has added James Wells to its wholesale division to help develop its new transportation portfolio. Wells is based in Beach’s London office and reports to John Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of wholesale. Wells was previously a producing broker for Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, where his primary focus was ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln appoints Tobin Ryan as Head of Claims

17th July 2020

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the appointment of Tobin Ryan as Head of Claims, following the retirement of Nick Sinfield. Ryan was previously Head of Property and Special Lines Claims at TMK, having joined the firm in 2012. In his new role, he will ... Read the full article

PwC bolsters UK insurance leadership

17th July 2020

PwC has announced the appointment of Alex Bertolotti to lead its UK insurance practice, replacing Jim Bichard in the role. Bichard will take on the role of global insurance leader. Bertolotti, who is also PwC’s global lead on IFRS 17, has experience that covers a wide range of clients and projects, including ... Read the full article

Howden appoints new Chair ahead of RKH merger

17th July 2020

Independent broker Howden Broking Group has announced the appointment of Barnaby Rugge-Price as its new Chair. The move comes ahead of Howden's planned merger with RKH, which was announced by Hyperion in September 2019 and is set for completion this coming October. This consolidated platform and unified management team will be ... Read the full article

Assurant names Chief Administrative & Legal Officers

17th July 2020

US specialty insurance group Assurant, Inc. has announced the appointments of Francesca Luthi as Chief Administrative Officer and Jay Rosenblum as Chief Legal Officer. Luthi will assume responsibility for Human Resources, Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement while retaining leadership for Assurant’s global Marketing and Insights, Communications, Investor Relations and Corporate Social ... Read the full article