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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.

Verisk adds geopolitical expertise to board

2nd October 2020

Data analytics provider Verisk has strengthened its geopolitical expertise with the addition of General Vincent Brooks to its board of directors. Brooks served in the US Army for 42 years from his entry into West Point until his 2019 retirement as a four-star general. Most recently, Brooks was in command of all ... Read the full article

Argo adds Allison Kiene to serve as group general counsel

1st October 2020

Speciality re/insurer Argo Group has announced the appointment of Allison Kiene to serve as group general counsel. Kiene will be responsible for the company’s legal and compliance teams and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Rehnberg. She joins from Sompo International, having most recently served as assistant general counsel and ... Read the full article

Euler Hermes CEO to step down, Allianz’ Clarisse Kopff succeeds

1st October 2020

Trade credit insurer Euler Hermes Group has announced that Wilfried Verstraete, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of management, will be stepping down from his operational duties. Clarisse Kopff will succeed him as CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management as of 1 January 2021. Kopff is currently Chief ... Read the full article

Sirius restructures Global Business Technology management

1st October 2020

Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. has restructured the management of its Global Business Technology (GBT) team in the final phase of a transformation that began in late 2019. The first phase began with the appointment of Beth Boucher as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), who was hired to provide strategic IT ... Read the full article

MAPFRE RE unveils Javier San Basilio as CUO

1st October 2020

MAPFRE RE, the reinsurance arm of Madrid-headquartered insurer MAPFRE, has announced the appointment of Javier San Basilio as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). San Basilio, who is currently the European regional director of MAPFRE RE, based in London, replaces Miguel Ángel Rosa, who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

RenRe’s Doak departs to launch insurance-focused private investment firm

1st October 2020

Bermuda-based reinsurer, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe), has announced that Michael Doak, the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Portfolio Manager for the firm's strategic investment portfolio, will be departing to launch Griffin Highline Capital, a new private investment firm focused on the insurance industry. Doak has worked for RenRe as SVP for ... Read the full article

Lockton appoints Patrick Pribyl to lead new National Surety Practice

1st October 2020

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Lockton, has announced the launch of its National Surety Practice, which is to be led by surety market veteran, Patrick Pribyl. Lockton's new National Surety Practice will have a focus on surety support for clients backed by all Lockton business lines; alignment of resources and technical expertise; ... Read the full article

Coverys European Holdings launches Lloyd’s broker Celeritas

1st October 2020

Coverys European Holdings (CEH), a division of Coverys that invests in specialty managing general agencies across continental Europe and the UK, has announced the launch of Celeritas, a European broker for both open market placement and binder business. Binders & risks sourced by the broker will work with syndicates across Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

Dun & Bradstreet names James Harrison as Head of Insurance for UK business

1st October 2020

Dun & Bradstreet, a global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has announced the appointment of James Harrison as Head of Insurance for its UK operation. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the need for digital transformation across the insurance industry, Harrison joins Dun & Bradstreet at a vital time ... Read the full article

Chubb hires Casualty Manager for MENA region

1st October 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Konstantin Tretiakov as Regional Casualty Manager for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Tretiakov has 18 years of industry experience and previously served as Chubb’s Casualty Manager for Russia & CIS. He has held a variety of roles in Russia, including as ... Read the full article

QBE Asia hires Head of Agency for Hong Kong

1st October 2020

Re/insurance provider, QBE Asia has announced the appointment of Alex Chan as the Head of Agency for Hong Kong. Chan has over 25 years of experience across distribution, sales and relationship management. Prior to joining QBE Hong Kong, Chan held a number of senior positions in global insurance organisations. His previous positions include ... Read the full article

2021 Insurance Institute of London officers announced

30th September 2020

The Insurance Institute of London (IIL) has announced Anthony Baldwin, Julian Enoizi and Christopher Lay as new officers for 2020-21. Baldwin has officed as the new President of the Insurance Institute of London (IIL) for 2020-21 at the AGM on Mon 28 Sept. He succeeds Charles Berry. He is joined by new ... Read the full article

Everest Re appoints SCOR’s Kociancic as CFO; Chubb’s Williamson as COO

30th September 2020

Mark Kociancic, previously Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at SCOR, has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Group CFO of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., as Jim Williamson takes on the role of EVP and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Both Kociancic and Williamson will serve on the Everest ... Read the full article

SCOR promotes Kelly to CFO as Kociancic departs

30th September 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer SCOR has named Ian Kelly, currently Head of Investor Relations, as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective October 2nd, 2020. Kelly replaces Mark Kociancic, who has decided to pursue a new direction in his career, having served as SCOR's CFO since 2013, following successively senior roles ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC makes senior appointments

30th September 2020

Property & casualty insurer, Tokio Marine HCC has announced the appointments of Scott McEwen, Iain Farries, James Harper and Jamie Tamsett as part of its senior team. McEwen was named as Deputy Head of Delegated Property and brings over twenty years of property insurance experience to this new role as prior ... Read the full article