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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.

Everest Re names Karmilowicz as President & CEO of its Insurance Division

24th July 2020

Bermuda domiciled insurer and reinsurer, Everest Re Group, Ltd., has appointed Michael Karmilowicz as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Everest Insurance Division, effective immediately. Karmilowicz has been with Everest Insurance since 2015, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and President of North America P&C. He brings almost three ... Read the full article

Tysers adds Deloitte’s Clive Buesnel as CEO

24th July 2020

Tysers, the specialty London-based wholesale broker, has named Clive Buesnel, previously of Deloitte, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), subject to regulatory approval. He has spent the large majority of his career in operational and strategic positions in the UK and global insurance markets, most recently serving as a Senior ... Read the full article

RT Specialty announces Scott Smith’s intent to retire

24th July 2020

RT Specialty, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group, has announced Scott Smith's intention to retire from the company. He currently serves as President, Northeast Region and Managing Director. Smith joined RT Specialty with the acquisition of his company, S. H. Smith & Company, in September, 2013. He and his team ... Read the full article

Lockton Re adds Graham Barden as Chairman of Aviation & Aerospace

24th July 2020

Lockton Re, the reinsurance business of insurance broker Lockton, has added Graham Barden to its London office as Chairman of Aviation & Aerospace. Barden was most recently part of the Aviation team at Guy Carpenter, having joined as part of the MMC acquisition of JLT in 2019. Before that he was Managing ... Read the full article

AGCS appoints Grant Maxwell to lead Alternative Risk Transfer

24th July 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Grant Maxwell as Global Head of Alternative Risk Transfer. Maxwell reports reporting directly to AGCS SE Board Member and Chief Underwriting Officer Corporate Tony Buckle. He currently leads the global Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) team on an interim basis. AGCS’ ART line of business provides structured ... Read the full article

Legal & General America adds Dawn Boitnott as CUO

24th July 2020

Life insurer Legal & General America has appointed Dawn Boitnott as Chief Underwriter & Underwriting Transformation Officer. Boitnott will be leading LGA's strategic underwriting by managing its guidelines and policy, including managing the evaluation of emerging underwriting tools and data. She reports to Troy Thompson, senior vice president and chief actuary. Boitnott comes ... Read the full article

Lockton adds Nicholas King as President of Washington Office

23rd July 2020

Independent insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Lockton Companies, has announced the hiring of Nicholas King as President of Lockton Washington, based in Seattle. He joins the firm from Seattle based broker Parker, Smith & Feek where he led the company's Real Estate Practice, with a focus on institutional fund and multi-generation Real ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Krista Bonneau to SVP of Ceded Reinsurance

23rd July 2020

Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group, has announced the promotion of Krista Bonneau to the position of Senior Vice President of Ceded Reinsurance. In this role, effective immediately, Bonneau will be responsible for managing all reinsurance programmes across Arch Insurance International’s portfolio. Based in London, she will report to Amy ... Read the full article

Chubb reveals integration of North America A&H units

23rd July 2020

Chubb has appointed Chris Martin, current President of Chubb Workplace Benefits, as Division President of Chubb North America Accident and Health, effective immediately. The appointment of Martin comes as the insurer and reinsurer announces the integration of its North America Accident and Health Businesses to better serve the needs of today's ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints Pranav Pasricha as Global Head P&C Solutions, Reinsurance

23rd July 2020

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has named Pranav Pasricha, current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Intellect SEEC, as Global Head P&C Solutions of the company's global Reinsurance arm, effective August 3rd, 2020. He takes over from Eric Schuh, who is leaving the reinsurer to take on an exciting new challenge outside ... Read the full article

Google-backed Lloyd’s syndicate Ki adds Dan Hearsum as MD

23rd July 2020

Ki, the first fully digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd’s syndicate has announced the appointment of Dan Hearsum as Managing Director. Launched in collaboration with Brit Limited and Google Cloud, Ki was launched to reduce the amount of time taken for brokers to place their follow capacity. In his new role, Hearsum will report to ... Read the full article

Optio launches personal A&H division with Darren Delande hire

22nd July 2020

Optio Group has announced the launch of an accident and health (A&H) division, following the appointment of underwriter Darren Delande. Optio is comprised of MGAs Ascent Underwriting, Cove Programs, and brokerage Bay Risk Services. Delande reports to Chief Underwriting Officer Paul Western and brings over 15 years' experience as an accident and ... Read the full article

Holborn recruits CFO Timothy Amman from Goldman Sachs

22nd July 2020

U.S. domiciled reinsurance broker Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Timothy R. Amman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He joins Holborn from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and held a number of roles within the firm's Controllers team since 2008. Most recently, Amman ... Read the full article

Chubb names Stapleton as EVP, Financial Lines, Overseas General Insurance

22nd July 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed Tim Stapleton, currently Senior Vice President, Cyber Insurance and Information Technology, Overseas General Insurance, as Executive Vice President, Financial Lines, Overseas General Insurance. Stapleton takes over from Steve Goldman, who has recently been named Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Financial Lines. In his ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) appoints UK product line leaders to new Manchester office

22nd July 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global re/insurance business, has announced the appointments of three national product line leaders to its newly established office in Manchester, UK. Irfan Esa has been appointed as UK National Property Manager, Gemma McKenzie as UK National Casualty Manager, and ... Read the full article

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