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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.

AIG Re names Paschal Brooks as CEO of AlphaCat

11th June 2020

American International Group (AIG) has announced that Paschal Brooks has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AlphaCat Capital Inc., an AIG subsidiary that provides investment advisory services to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space. Brooks' appointment is effective April 1st, 2020 and he reports to Chris Schaper, CEO ... Read the full article

Lockton Re adds Bisset & Foreman from Aon

10th June 2020

Lockton Re, the reinsurance broking arm of the privately held and independent intermediary, has added two senior appointments in Bob Bisset and Matt Foreman from Aon. The two senior London hires see the broker make steps towards the build-out of a new retrocessional reinsurance practice. Bisset has been with Aon for almost ... Read the full article

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong elected as ARC Group Director General

10th June 2020

The Conference of Parties (CoP) of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) has elected Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, of the Republic of Senegal as the new ARC Group Director General, for a term of four years. Diong is Founder and Chairman of the Dakar-based Advisory firm, Africa Consulting and Trading (ACT Afrique Group), ... Read the full article

Nautilus Insurance promotes Trish Buckhardt, Tom Joyce to EVPs

9th June 2020

Nautilus Insurance Group, a Berkley Company, has announced the promotion of two senior staff members to the position of Executive Vice President. Trish Buckhardt, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been promoted to Executive Vice President while retaining both COO and CIO offices. Since joining ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) names Head of Aviation for Regional Unit London

9th June 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a division of global re/insurer Allianz, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Milford-Cottam as Head of Aviation for the company’s Regional Unit London. He succeeds Tom Fadden, current Global Head of Aviation, who has had a dual role since June 2019. Going forward, Milford-Cottam will have ... Read the full article

Xavier Veyry named CEO Asia & Europe at AXA XL

9th June 2020

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has announced the appointment of Xavier Veyry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Asia & Europe. In his new role, Veyry will join the company's newly configured leadership team, and will report to CEO, Scott Gunter. Currently, Veyry serves as Country ... Read the full article

Atradius names Stuart Ramsden Regional Director for UK & Ireland

9th June 2020

Trade credit insurer Atradius has named Stuart Ramsden Regional Director UK & Ireland, effective July 1. Ramsden has been with the firm since 1991 and succeeds Alun Sweeney, who steps down from the role he has held for over 10 years at the end of June. Ramsden has held a number of ... Read the full article

Barclays names Gautam Chawla as Vice Chairman for FIG Banking

8th June 2020

Barclays has announced the appointment of Gautam Chawla as Vice Chairman, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Banking. He joins Barclays with more than 28 years of experience in banking, most recently as Co-Head of Global Insurance & Co-Head of North American FIG at Citigroup, where he started his career. Chawla has led the ... Read the full article

Topsail Re adds Eric Hubicki as Underwriting SVP

8th June 2020

Cayman Islands-based Topsail Re has announced the appointment of Eric Hubicki as Senior Vice President of Underwriting. His responsibilities will include underwriting, marketing and account management. Hubicki brings over 25 years' experience in primary and reinsurance underwriting operations and most recently served as Director of Treaty for Arch Reinsurance. Before that, he worked at ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty launches London Political & Credit Risk team, hires two from Neon

8th June 2020

HDI Global Specialty SE has announced the launch of its Political and Credit Risk team in London with the appointments of Nick Robinson and Anthony Vaughan from Neon Underwriting. The pair join HDI Global Specialty's London office, and the new team will work in partnership with the company's existing Political Risk ... Read the full article

AXIS Re promotes Michael Leahey to lead agriculture reinsurance

8th June 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has promoted Michael Leahey to Head of Agriculture Reinsurance, effective July 1. Leahey will be responsible for setting the strategy, optimizing the firm’s portfolio and leading the underwriting of agriculture business. He will continue to be based in Zurich and will report to ... Read the full article

PartnerRe CEO Clarke elected Chair of the Global Reinsurance Forum

8th June 2020

Emmanuel Clarke, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Global Reinsurance Forum (GRF) for a two-year term. The GRF is comprised of 12 leading global reinsurance companies and is designed to promote a stable, innovative, and competitive international reinsurance marketplace. PartnerRe ... Read the full article

Sompo Int. names lead of new US Insurance Environmental unit

5th June 2020

Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, Sompo International Holdings Ltd., has launched a new U.S. Insurance Environmental unit with expanded capabilities. The new division offers new products and services that Sompo says will augment its existing capabilities available through its Sompo Global Risk Solutions arm, for the U.S. Insurance Environmental ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance adds Williams to Syndicate 1955 as Active Underwriter

5th June 2020

Arch Insurance International has today announced the appointment of Simon Williams to the position of Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1955. He will be supported by David Slade who has been confirmed as Deputy Active Underwriter, having held the position when Syndicate 1955 was part of Barbican Insurance Group. In this role, Williams is ... Read the full article

OneAmerica adds Tim Bischof as SVP, chief actuary

5th June 2020

Mutual insurance holding company OneAmerica has added Tim Bischof as senior vice president and chief actuary, effective June 15. A 25-year industry veteran, Bischof will oversee valuation, modeling, reinsurance and actuarial reporting, as well as provide pricing and experience oversight. “Tim brings a significant track record of success and superb life industry ... Read the full article