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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.

WTW appoints Bowser to lead life insurance consulting team

31st January 2019

The risk advisory and broking firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Marcus Bowser to lead its Life Insurance Consulting team in the UK. He takes over from Colin Forrest, who becomes Regional Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Bowser has close ... Read the full article

Munich Re opens new Representative branch in Bangkok

31st January 2019

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced the opening of a new representative office in Bangkok, Thailand, underlining its commitment to the region for the long-term. In line with the opening of its new office, Munich Re has named Lucien Heijstee as Chief Representative for Thailand. He joins the reinsurer from Thaivivat Insurance ... Read the full article

Aon announces departure of Broking unit CEO Fitzgerald

30th January 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced that Tom Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Broking, is to leave the company after 27 years of global service. Prior to his role as CEO of Aon Broking, Fitzgerald led the U.S. Commercial Risk and Health operations. Aon has said that ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s appoints former U.S Senator John Sununu to Council

30th January 2019

Lloyd’s has appointed former U.S Senator John Sununu as a member of its Council on a three-year term. During his time in the senate, he served on the Senate Banking Committee - where he actively prioritised insurance issues - and the Senate’s subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation. Effective 6 February, the ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance appoints Eric Boquist as EVP for Retail Energy

30th January 2019

Arch Insurance North America has announced the appointment of Eric Boquist to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) for Retail Energy. Boquist joins Arch from Travelers, where he most recently served as President of the insurer’s Oil & Gas unit in Houston, Texas. In his new role, he will remain in ... Read the full article

Stephen Warwick named CEO of Reinsurance, Asia Pacific at RFIB

30th January 2019

International insurance and reinsurance broker, RFIB, has appointed Stephen Warwick as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance, Asia Pacific, effective February 1st, 2019. In his new role, Warwick will report to Kevin Stratton, Managing Director of the broker's Specialty division. He will be based in Hong Kong where he will establish ... Read the full article

AXIS Re names Jason Arbuckle Head of Underwriting, Canada

29th January 2019

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has named Jason Arbuckle as Head of Underwriting for Canada. In his new role, Arbuckle will take responsibility for the Canadian office operations, which includes enhancing and expanding the reinsurer's Canadian market business, and both identifying and establishing new AXIS Re ... Read the full article

Channel Syndicate 2015 promotes Anderson to Head of Tech & Cyber

29th January 2019

Channel Syndicate 2015 (Channel) at the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has announced the appointment of Gillian Anderson as Head of Technology and Cyber, effective immediately. In her new role, Anderson will report to Active Underwriter at Channel, Tom Corfield. She joined Channel in the summer of 2016 ... Read the full article

AIG appoints Global Head of A&H, General Insurance

28th January 2019

Edward Levin has been named as the new Global Head of Accident & Health, General Insurance, at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), effective next month. Levin will be based in London and will report to Christopher Townsend, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIG International General Insurance. In his new position, Levin will ... Read the full article

ACORD reveals 2019 Board of Directors

28th January 2019

International standard-setting body for the insurance sector, ACORD, has announced its new 2019 Board of Directors, as well as numerous returning members. J. Spero Zacharias will continue as Chair of the Board of Directors, which consists of 27 members, including nine new Directors. ACORD President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bill Pieroni, ... Read the full article

EC3 Brokers launches Middle East division, appoints head

28th January 2019

EC3 Brokers is targeting growth in the Middle East and Africa with the launch of a new division, called EC3 Brokers MEA, which is to be led by Senior Executive Officer (SEO) Steve Hart. This new venture, based in Dubai’s International Finance Centre, expands EC3 Brokers’ existing operations in London and ... Read the full article

Allianz partners with PIMCO to launch P&C ILS unit

25th January 2019

Premier fixed income investment manager PIMCO, which is owned by global re/insurer Allianz, has launched a new property and casualty insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, working in partnership with its parent. The new ILS business launch is to be led by Rick Pagnani as Executive Vice President (EVP), who brings more than ... Read the full article

RGA adds IT and operations veteran to Board of Directors

25th January 2019

Global life and health reinsurer, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), has announced the addition of Steven Van Wyk, currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Technology & Innovation at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Van Wyk will start his tenure as an independent director on February ... Read the full article

RMS names Cihan Biyikoglu Exec VP of Product

25th January 2019

Catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has announced the appointment of Cihan Biyikoglu as Executive Vice President of Product. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Karen White Biyikoglu will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He joins with 20 years experience overseeing product management for big data, data analytics ... Read the full article

Qatar Re CEO Gunther Saacke to step down this year

24th January 2019

Qatar Re, the reinsurance arm of Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gunther Saacke, is to step down as CEO and Executive Director at the next Board meeting, which is scheduled for March 2019. The Board of Directors has said that it is with regret ... Read the full article