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Insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people moves news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

James Stack handed Allianz (AGCS) Pacific CEO role

3rd July 2019

James Stack has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Pacific, an embedded team within Allianz Australia. Stack is a highly experienced insurance manager and replaces Willem Van Wyk, who is due to leave the group to pursue other opportunities. He brings over 20 years' insurance expertise ... Read the full article

Amanda Blanc to depart Zurich after 9 months as CEO EMEA

3rd July 2019

Zurich Insurance Group has announced that Amanda Blanc, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, has resigned. Blanc joined the company just nine months ago in October 2018, having previously served as CEO for AXA UK & Ireland. While at Zurich, she also a ... Read the full article

MS Amlin names Rob Houghton COO

3rd July 2019

Insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has appointed Rob Houghton Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to Simon Beale, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Houghton replaces Simon Smith who left the global re/insurer earlier this year. Subject to regulatory approval, he is expected to join MS Amlin no later than mid-October 2019 and will ... Read the full article

Miller adds Skuld’s Neale to energy fac team

3rd July 2019

Global re/insurance broker Miller has announced the appointment of Simon Neale, a move that grows the firm’s global energy facultative reinsurance offering. Neale, who joins from Skuld, has over 20 years’ experience working with a number of insurers and brokers, as well as developing energy re/insurance business and managing large teams. He ... Read the full article

Adham El-Muezzin to lead Hannover ReTakaful and Hannover Re Bahrain

3rd July 2019

Hannover Re’s Executive Board has appointed Adham El-Muezzin to lead Hannover ReTakaful B.S.C. and Hannover Re Bahrain Branch, replacing Mahomed Akoob who is retiring after 17 years with the company. The appointment of El-Muezzin is effective July 1st, 2019, which is the same date that Akoob is leaving the global reinsurance ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s names Jennifer Rigby Chief Operations Officer

2nd July 2019

The specialist Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has announced that Jennifer Rigby has been appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO). After joining the Lloyd’s marketplace in 2017, Rigby has been serving as interim Lloyd’s COO since March 2019, following the departure of previous COO, Shirine Khoury-Haq. As COO of the ... Read the full article

Apollo Syndicate hires Littlefair as Head of Reserving & Analytics

2nd July 2019

Independent specialist insurer and reinsurer Apollo Syndicate Management (Apollo) has named Christopher Littlefair as Head of Reserving and Analytics, effective immediately. This newly created position forms part of the company's focus on the development of analytical skills and efficiency within the business. Littlefair brings more than two decades of experience working as ... Read the full article

AIG Life & Retirements appoints CEOs for Individual & Group units

2nd July 2019

AIG Life & Retirement, a division of AIG, has promoted Todd Solash as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Individual Retirement business, and Rob Scheinerman as CEO of AIG Retirement Services, its Group Retirement business. The appointments of Solash and Scheinerman, who were each previously President of their respective units, follow ... Read the full article

Sennott appointed Chairman, CEO & President of Alleghany’s CapSpecialty

2nd July 2019

Alleghany Corporation has named Jack Sennott as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of its commercial property, casualty and surety insurance subsidiary, CapSpecialty, Inc. Sennott previously served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Alleghany, and is to be replaced by Kerry Jacobs, effective immediately. Jacobs previously ... Read the full article

RT Specialty adds Matt Bernal to Property Practice Group in San Francisco

1st July 2019

RT Specialty, a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, has appointed Matt Bernal as a Vice President in its Property Practice Group, based in San Francisco. He joins RT Specialty from Hiscox, where he most recently managed property lines for all the company’s territories outside the Southeast. While at Hiscox, Bernal focused on ... Read the full article

Véronique Perottino joins MS Amlin from HDI France as Country Manager for France

1st July 2019

Specialist insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has announced that Véronique Perottino has joined the firm from HDI France, as Country Manager for France. Perottino is set to join the re/insurer at the start of September 2019, and will report to Rudy Benmeridja, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MS Amlin Insurance SE ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s makes leadership appointments within EMEA region

1st July 2019

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has appointed Mark Cooper to the newly created role of Head of Market Development for the European Market, and has also named Amit Khilosia as the new Regional Head for Africa. Cooper has been with Lloyd's since 2015 and in his new ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson’s Smaje joins BGC Insurance as CEO, global aviation & space brokerage

1st July 2019

BGC Insurance Group, a division of BGC Partners, Inc. has named Philip Smaje as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its new global aviation and space re/insurance brokerage. The appointment of Smaje follows the recent addition of JLT's Marcel Chad as President of the unit and subject to regulatory approval, Smaje ... Read the full article

Brit appoints Paolo Cuomo to newly created role, Head of Strategy

1st July 2019

Brit has appointed Paolo Cuomo from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to the newly created role of Head of Strategy. In his new role, Cuomo will be based in London and will report to Mark Allan, Brit's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will be responsible for helping to develop, manage and implement ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Jayne Plunkett joins AIA as Chief Risk Officer

28th June 2019

Pan-Asian life insurer AIA Group Limited has announced the appointment of Jayne Plunkett as its new Group Chief Risk Officer, effective 1 November, 2019. She joins AIA from Swiss Re, who announced yesterday that Russel Higginbotham would take over her role as CEO of Reinsurance for Asia from July 8. Plunkett has ... Read the full article

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