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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.

Ascot adds Chris Johnson, Jocelyne Factor from Navigators

14th December 2018

Ascot, a Bermuda-headquartered re/insurance firm, has announced the appointment of Chris Johnson and Jocelyne Factor as Underwriters in its U.S marine team. Both Johnson and Factor will be based in the company’s San Francisco office, expanding Ascot’s geographic footprint to the West Coast. Johnson, Senior Vice President, joins from Navigators where he ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Harry Goh, Jessica Schappell to Singapore office

14th December 2018

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced the appointments of Harry Goh and Jessica Schappell to its Singapore office, effective January 2019. Goh brings over 20 years' experience in underwriting professional indemnity and medical malpractice risks in Singapore and joins as an Underwriter of international financial lines. He will be responsible for underwriting a ... Read the full article

WTW adds Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America

14th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America, within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. Creedon holds 30 years’ experience in the insurance and construction risk industry and has previously spent 20 years with WTW in a range of national ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance appoints Markel’s Andre Maher as Senior Cyber Underwriter

13th December 2018

AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Andre Maher as Senior Cyber Underwriter, effective immediately. Maher will be based in London and will report to Dan Trueman, Global Head of Cyber and Technology at AXIS. He joins AXIS from Markel, where he spent two years as ... Read the full article

AIG hires Arch’s Michael Price as Deputy CUO, General Insurance

13th December 2018

Global insurer and reinsurer American International Group (AIG) has appointed Michael Price as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for General Insurance. He joins AIG from Arch Insurance Group, where he most recently served as its CUO for North America. As AIG's Deputy CUO, Price will work closely with CUO Tom Bolt, Read the full article

Ascent Underwriting adds Alex Smith as head of transactional risk

13th December 2018

Cyber and specialty lines managing general agent (MGA), Ascent Underwriting, has announced the appointment of Alex Smith as head of transactional risk, effective February 2019. He joins from Capital Risks where he served as Underwriting Director and was previously an underwriter at AIG within the mergers and acquisition (M&A) insurance group. Smith ... Read the full article

Philip Willcock named CEO of AIG Life Limited (UK)

13th December 2018

AIG Life Limited (UK), a division of global insurer and reinsurer American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has announced the appointment of Philip Willcock as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 1st, 2019. Willcock will be based in London, and will report to Adam Winslow, CEO, International, Life & Retirement, AIG Life ... Read the full article

AkinovA adds Tokio Marine’s Daljitt Barn to Advisory Board

13th December 2018

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of Daljitt Barn to its Advisory Board. Barn is the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Tokio Marine Group and an industry leader in cyber insurance and cyber risk, combining insurance value-chain expertise with a ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln adds property underwriter to Singapore team

12th December 2018

London-headquartered specialist insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has announced the appointment of Jamie Tang as a property underwriter in its Singapore team. Tang brings a decade of underwriting experience with him and has a strong background in complex property business and developing broker relationships. He also has experience working in the Australian ... Read the full article

Benchimol to continue as AXIS CEO for a further 5 years

12th December 2018

AXIS Capital Holdings has revealed that it has extended the employment term of its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Benchimol, for an additional five years. Benchimol was appointed as President and CEO of AXIS in May 2012 and has served as a director since January 2012. He joined the company ... Read the full article

Athene adds Scott Kleinman, Mitra Hormozi to Board

12th December 2018

Athene Holding Ltd., one of Bermuda's leading retirement services companies, has appointed Scott Kleinman and Mitra Hormozi to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Kleinman is Co-President of Apollo Global Management and shares responsibility for all of Apollo’s revenue-generating and investing businesses, with particular focus on equity and opportunistic business. He is ... Read the full article

RSA names Mark Marshall as head of Channel Islands business

11th December 2018

RSA Group has appointed Mark Marshall as Managing Director of its subsidiary, Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands (ICCI). Marshall has spent the previous seven years at RSA Group, most recently as Programme Manager responsible for leading RSA’s strategic response to Brexit. Prior to this, he was Finance Director for RSA’s European ... Read the full article

COIN Re appoints Andy Crichton as Executive Vice President

11th December 2018

Property catastrophe-focused reinsurance broker COIN Re has announced the appointment of Andy Crichton as Executive Vice President, effective 7 December 2018. Crichton will be based in London and will manage COIN Re’s reinsurance marketing and placement strategy. “We are delighted to have Andy on board,” said COIN Re Chief Executive Officer Ted ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s reinsurance business adds Etienne Champion to lead Underwriting in Asia

11th December 2018

AXA XL’s reinsurance business has appointed Etienne Champion as Head of Underwriting Asia, International Reinsurance, effective 1 December 2018. In his new role, Champion will be responsible for building AXA XL’s reinsurance portfolio and growing market presence in Asia. He will work together with the local reinsurance underwriting teams to further develop ... Read the full article

Sompo International expands U.S cyber insurance capabilities

11th December 2018

Bermudian property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced an expansion of its cyber insurance capabilities with the introduction of a U.S team focused on cyber offerings, an enhanced cyber and professional liability product, and an expanded suite of cyber risk management services. The new U.S-based underwriting team will be ... Read the full article