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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.

Ed appoints Willis Re’s Jo Kendall as Head of Cat & Exposure Management

6th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Ed has announced the appointment of Jo Kendall as Head of Catastrophe & Exposure Management. Kendall, who brings 15 years of industry experience to the role, will be reporting to the Group Chief Actuary, Jonathan Tilman. She joins from Willis Re, where she led the London specialty cat modelling ... Read the full article

Richard Milner appointed CEO of VIBE Reinsurance

5th December 2018

Syndicate Holding Corp, the holding company of VIBE Syndicate Management, has announced the appointment of Richard Milner to the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer, VIBE Reinsurance (VIBE Re). Milner joins from AXIS Re, where he served for the past 12 years; most recently as President & Chief Underwriting Officer of ... Read the full article

AIG names Mark Lyons Exec VP & CFO, appoints Sachin Shah CEO of Asia Pacific

5th December 2018

American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointments of Mark D. Lyons as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Sachin N Shah as Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, AIG General Insurance. Lyons, who succeeds Sid Sankaran, will serve on the AIG Executive Leadership Team and will report ... Read the full article

Hamilton appoints Michael Papamichael to lead corporate strategy

4th December 2018

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based re/insurance holding company, has appointed Michael Papamichael as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Strategy & Corporate Development. He joins Hamilton from Sirius Global Services, where he most recently served as SVP, Global Planning Officer & Investor Relations and was responsible for strategic planning, acquisition modelling, due ... Read the full article

Joseph Girardi joins RSG’s WKFC and CorRisk as SVP, Specialty Casualty

4th December 2018

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) subsidiaries WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk have announced that industry veteran Joseph Girardi has joined CorRisk as Senior Vice President (SVP) – Specialty Casualty. Girardi has more than 30 years’ experience across the commercial re/insurance industry and most recently served as SVP for Ironshore Insurance Services, where ... Read the full article

Belfatti joins re/insurance-focused investor Searchlight Capital as advisor

4th December 2018

Former Chief Operating Officer of Greenlight Re, Michael Belfatti, has joined Searchlight Capital Partners as a Senior Advisor. In his new role Belfatti will be involved at a senior level in the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services activities, where he has considerable experience from his time in a series of operating ... Read the full article

Barbican hires property treaty underwriter Watson from CNA Hardy

4th December 2018

Barbican Insurance Group has announced the hire of Emma Watson a property treaty focused re/insurance underwriter who joins the firm from CNA Hardy. Watson joins specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriter Barbican with immediate effect and will report to Tom Gwynn, underwriting manager for property treaty at the firm. A technical underwriter, Watson ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds Aspen’s Chief Actuary Paul Lucas

3rd December 2018

Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal, has appointed Paul Lucas as Chief Actuary, International. Lucas takes up his role immediately and will report to Bob Katzman, Chief Actuary at Argo Group. Lucas brings 17 years' industry experience to ArgoGlobal and joins from Aspen, where he served as Global Insurance Chief ... Read the full article

Ethos hires Lawyers Professional Liability group

30th November 2018

Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, part of Ascot Group’s Managing General Underwriter platform, has announced the appointment of a Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) group led by Todd Cusano, Senior Vice President. Cusano is joined in New York by Heather Ottoson and Katherine Norris; and in Chicago by Peter Clough and Scott Vroman. Ethos ... Read the full article

W.R. Berkley appoints Brad Nieland as CEO of A&H unit

30th November 2018

W.R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Brad N. Nieland as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Berkley Accident and Health (A&H). He will succeed Christopher C. Brown, who has been named as Chairman of Berkley Accident and Health. Nieland has more than 15 years’ experience in the healthcare and A&H re/insurance ... Read the full article

Miller adds Laurence Guguen to Credit and Political Risks team

29th November 2018

Miller Insurance Services, the London wholesale and specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has expanded its structured trade and commodity finance offering with the addition of Laurence Guguen to its Credit and Political Risks team. Guguen will work alongside Arnaud Froideval, Head of Miller’s CPRI European team, and the team in Paris ... Read the full article

RKH appoints JLT Re’s Julian Franzman as Asia Pacific marine head

29th November 2018

RKH Specialty, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Julian Franzman as Head of Marine Cargo, Hull and Liabilities for Asia Pacific. Franzman has over 30 years’ marine re/insurance experience and since 1997 has worked across the Asia Pacific region. He joins from JLT Re Asia Pacific, where he was Managing ... Read the full article

Everest Re appoints Jon Levenson as Head of Investor Relations

29th November 2018

Global reinsurer Everest Re Group has announced the appointment of Jon Levenson as Head of Investor Relations. Levenson joins Everest from Validus Holdings, Ltd., where he has worked for the previous 12 years in positions such as Group Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations. In his new role, he will be responsible ... Read the full article

CNA Hardy appoints Carl Day as Lloyd’s Active Underwriter

28th November 2018

CNA Hardy, a UK specialist commercial re/insurer, has announced that Carl Day has been appointed to the role of Active Underwriter for Lloyd’s Syndicate 382. He will take over the role from current Active Underwriter Patrick Gage as of 1 January 2019, the company said. Day currently serves as Head of Property, ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re appoints Liam Chan as SVP, Casualty & Specialty

28th November 2018

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has promoted Liam Chan to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP), Casualty & Specialty. Reporting to Tim Duffin, Chan will underwrite a broad portfolio of casualty and professional lines business including several specialty classes. Chan joined Hamilton Re in 2015 as ... Read the full article