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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.

Burns & Wilcox adds Linda Koos to Michigan Leadership team

13th May 2020

Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox has announced the addition of Linda Koos to its Michigan leadership team. Koos joins Burns & Wilcox as Vice President & Managing Director, based out of the company’s headquarters in Detroit/Farmington Hills. She will be responsible for overseeing the operations of both the ... Read the full article

EC3 Brokers launches specialty division, announces leadership

13th May 2020

EC3 Brokers, the Lloyd's-headquartered commercial lines broker, has announced the launch of its specialty division and appointed Jonathon Lane as its head. Lane is joined by Dominic Toogood and Gary Moore, with all three reporting to James Murphy, head of broking at EC3 Brokers. Lane began his career in insurance in 2003 ... Read the full article

Ed names Brett Hatton as Divisional Director, Downstream Energy

13th May 2020

Global reinsurance brokerage Ed has bolstered its downstream energy team with the addition of Brett Hatton as Divisional Director, Downstream Energy, effective September 2020. In his new role, Hatton will be based in London and will report to Jon Parker, who leads the broker's downstream energy team. Hatton joins the firm from ... Read the full article

Athene adds Doug Niemann as EVP, Chief Risk Officer

13th May 2020

Retirement services firm Athene Holding has added Doug Niemann as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Niemann was formerly Senior Managing Director of Investment Management and Chief Investment Risk Officer for Guardian Life Insurance Company. Effective May 18, Niemann’s appointment sees him replace John Rhodes following his decision to step down ... Read the full article

Cigna appoints Droesch CEO of MEA region

13th May 2020

Global health services company Cigna Corporation has appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa. Droesch has also been appointed Senior Executive Officer and Chairman of the Cigna Insurance Management Services Board in the Dubai International ... Read the full article

Fox Williams adds Pollyanna Deane as senior insurance partner

13th May 2020

Law firm Fox Williams has bolstered its specialist financial services group with the appointment of senior insurance partner Pollyanna Deane. Deane brings over 25 years' industry experience and will add further depth to Fox Williams’ dedicated full-service financial services regulatory team. Fox Williams’ financial service group acts for institutions, entrepreneurial financial services ... Read the full article

Arch Intl. promotes Williams to Chief Strategy, Distribution Officer

13th May 2020

Arch Insurance International has promoted Simon Williams to the newly-created role of Chief Strategy & Distribution Officer. In this new role Williams will oversee the generation and implementation of strategies designed to bolster business growth. He will also assist in the alignment and development of the company’s strategic objectives across the business, ... Read the full article

AEGIS London bolsters executive team

13th May 2020

Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has added Katie Wade as Chief Financial Officer and announced the appointment of Rhic Webb to the newly created role of General Counsel and Company Secretary later this year. Both will report to Managing Director David Croom-Johnson. Wade was most recently Group CFO with insurer ERS. Having ... Read the full article

Dale Underwriting launches US transportation underwriting offering

12th May 2020

Dale Underwriting Partners has announced its new US transportation underwriting team, with the appointment of Simon Christensen and Natalie Moon. The product offering includes commercial auto physical damage and motor truck cargo. Christensen and Moon both join from Neon Underwriting with a combined 45 years’ experience in the transportation business. Christensen’s career spans ... Read the full article

Safety National Re adds underwriters to casualty treaty team

12th May 2020

Safety National Re has announced that addition of Mike Orlich and Lauren Palazzi to its casualty treaty reinsurance team. Orlich has appointed as Vice President, while Palazzi will join the division as Assistant Vice President. Both new hires bring extensive industry experience to Safety National Re, including a particular underwriting focus related ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance names Sujal Patel as UK Head of Transactional Risk

12th May 2020

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has appointed Sujal Patel as the UK Head of Transactional Risk for Everest Global Markets. The re/insurer's Global Markets unit includes Everest Insurance Ireland, DAC, and Lloyd's of London Syndicate 2786. Patel brings over a decade of industry experience ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Peter Bremner head of mgmt liability for CGM division

12th May 2020

Global insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Peter Bremner as head of management liability for Chubb Global Markets and regional head of Financial Lines, Eurasia & Africa. Bremner was previously senior underwriter, Financial Lines for CGM, and has held several underwriting roles for Chubb in both London and New Zealand. He ... Read the full article

Investment bank Oppenheimer forms insurance team

12th May 2020

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., an investment bank, wealth manager, and subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings, has announced the formation of a dedicated insurance team under the Financial Institutions Group of its investment banking business. As part of the formation, Leslie Fenton and Ritendra Roy have joined the Financial Institutions Group as Managing ... Read the full article

Aon expands intellectual property offering with new MGA

11th May 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced the launch of a new underwriting platform featuring the world's largest capacity for intellectual property (IP) liability risks. Aon says that its latest offering is designed to meet the changing needs of clients' IP exposures, especially in the current distressed economic environment that ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty reshuffles claims team

11th May 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Gavin Coley to London Head of Specialty Claims, reporting to Mike Gillett, Chief Claims Officer, LSM. Kevin Miller has joined as the Energy, Property and Construction Technical Claims Lead reporting into Gavin Coley. Both roles are based in London and ... Read the full article

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