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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 adds Costas Yiasoumi to pension de-risking team

8th January 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Costas Yiasoumi as a Senior Director in its pension de-risking transaction business. Yiasoumi joins WTW from Legal & General, where he served as Head of Core Business, focusing on the buy-in and buy-out market. He has more than 20 years’ experience ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty hires Alfred Barth from Gielisch

8th January 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has announced the appointment of Alfred Barth as Senior Claims Adjuster in Germany. Barth joins BHSI after nearly four decades at C. Gielisch GmbH in Düsseldorf, where he most recently served as Senior Loss Adjuster, ... Read the full article

Compre appoints Simon Hawkins as CFO

8th January 2019

Compre, the independent European re/insurance legacy acquirer, has announced the appointment of Simon Hawkins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. He succeeds outgoing CFO Paul Matson, who held the role for the previous three years and completed a four-month handover to Hawkins before departing at the end of 2018. Hawkins joined ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital CEO Albert Benchimol elected Chair of ABIR

7th January 2019

The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) has concluded its biennial election process, securing new officers for 2019-20, with the President & Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Capital, Albert Benchimol, appointed Chair. Marc Grandisson, President & CEO Arch Capital Group joins as Deputy Chair whilst Kean Driscoll, CEO of Validus ... Read the full article

WTW appoints head of EMEA region for Consulting and Technology business

7th January 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Colin Forrest as Regional Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in its Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Forrest most recently served as leader of the UK Life team in WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business, before which he ... Read the full article

Zurich hires Graham Wood to lead Regional Business Development for A&H

7th January 2019

Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Graham Wood to the newly created role of Head of Regional Business Development for Accident & Health (A&H). Wood joins Zurich from Chubb, where he most recently served as A&H Business Development Manager for the North & Scotland regions. He brings a wealth of A&H experience to ... Read the full article

Munich Re appoints Nicholas J. Gartside CIO

7th January 2019

Munich Re has announced the appointment of Nicholas J. Gartside, a Managing Director at J.P Morgan Asset Management, as a member of the Board of Management and Chief Investment Officer. As CIO, Gartside will be responsible for the whole Asset Management of Munich Re (Group), starting on 18 March 2019. Gartside is ... Read the full article

Nat Re’s Allan Santos elected Chairman of Philippine re/insurers association

7th January 2019

The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA), the trade association of the Philippines’ non-life re/insurance industry, has elected Allan Santos as its new Chairman. Santos, who is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines (Nat Re), was elected by the Board of Trustees of ... Read the full article

Hamilton Underwriting appoints Robert Vetch as CFO

7th January 2019

Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, has appointed Robert Vetch as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Vetch joins Hamilton Underwriting from W.R. Berkley Corporation, where he spent the previous nine years as CFO for WRB Underwriting. He has also worked as Finance ... Read the full article

W.R. Berkley announces three senior executive appointments

3rd January 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced a series of senior appointments, including the addition of Philip S. Welt as Executive Vice President and general counsel. Welt joined W. R. Berkley in 2004 as a Vice President and senior counsel and was named Exec VP with oversight responsibility for ... Read the full article

Unicorn Underwriting adds Argo’s Neil Russell

31st December 2018

Unicorn Underwriting, a London-based managing general agent and part of U.S-headquartered global broker AmWINS Group, has announced the addition of Neil Russell starting 1 January 2019. The company says he will be working on the development of new facilities and capacity for the firm with plans to join the Property Underwriting ... Read the full article

Iain Ferguson takes up regional director role for Lloyd’s in Asia Pacific

21st December 2018

The President and Chief Operating Officer for Lloyd’s Japan, Iain Ferguson, is to take on additional responsibilities as Regional Director across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Having first joined Lloyd’s in 2007, Ferguson has more than 20 years’ experience working in Japan and across Asia. Lloyd's says its’ organisational structure in Asia ... Read the full article

Neon Underwriting promotes Theo Butt to CEO role

21st December 2018

Neon’s Lloyd’s Managing Agency, Neon Underwriting Limited (NUL), has promoted Theo Butt to the role of Chief Executive Officer as well as Matthew Washington to the Managing Director position, with immediate effect. Butt, who will continue reporting to Group CEO Martin Reith, has been given the role after joining the Neon ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints Rob Diziki as VP of Professional Liability team

21st December 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointment of Rob Diziki as Vice President of its Professional Liability team. He will be responsible for the development and expansion of Everest’s lawyers, accountants, and miscellaneous professional liability offerings. Reporting to Keith Lavigne, Head of Management and Professional ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Rodrigo Nieto as Head of Sales, Latin America

20th December 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re, has appointed Rodrigo Nieto as Head of Sales Latin America, effective 2 January 2019. Based in Miami, Nieto will coordinate regional sales efforts across the organisation’s various segments. He succeeds Newton Queiroz, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re ... Read the full article