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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.

Tewes-Kampelmann to succeed Ahmed as CEO of Allianz Re

9th April 2021

Allianz SE Reinsurance (Allianz Re), the reinsurance arm of the global insurance carrier, has announced that Holger Tewes-Kampelmann will succeed Amer Ahmed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 1st, 2021. Ahmed, who is leaving the role to pursue new responsibilities outside of the Group, joined Allianz Global Corporate and ... Read the full article

QBE expands US FINPRO, adds Swiss Re’s Salvatore Samà to lead

9th April 2021

QBE Re, the reinsurance arm of Australian insurer QBE, has expanded its US Casualty treaty hub and appointed Salvatore Samà as Senior Vice President, Treaty Underwriting - FINPRO. Based in New York, Samà will take charge of driving the development and advancement of QBE Re’s US Financial and Professional Lines treaty ... Read the full article

Jupiter hires new Head of Business Development and Partnerships

9th April 2021

Jupiter, a provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk and resilience, has appointed Marc Lehmann as Head of Business Development and Partnerships, UK & Europe. In his new role, Lehmann will lead Jupiter’s ongoing expansion in UK & European markets. Prior to joining Jupiter, he served as Director within the ... Read the full article

ASR hires Zouheb Azam as Head of Political Violence & Terrorism

9th April 2021

Africa Specialty Risks (ASR), the Pan-African focused reinsurance group, has appointed Zouheb Azam as Head of Political Violence & Terrorism Underwriting. His appointment comes after the recent arrival of the group’s first actuarial hire, Peter Way, who joined earlier this month. Azam brings just under 12 years’ experience across Political Violence and ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds WTW’s Alex Ross as public sector account director

8th April 2021

International insurance broker Gallagher has announced the appointment of Alex Ross as account director in the firm’s public sector team. Ross will report to Mark Whittingham, who leads the public sector team in Gallagher’s Southampton office, as part of a team supporting a portfolio of clients which includes blue-light organisations, local ... Read the full article

Tremor adds former PartnerRe CEO Clarke to Board of Directors

8th April 2021

Programmatic re/insurance risk transfer marketplace, Tremor Technologies, has announced the addition of former PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emmanuel Clark, to its Board of Directors. Clarke has had a long and successful career in the reinsurance sector, having spent more than 25 years with Bermuda-based PartnerRe before leaving ... Read the full article

Starr, Liberty Mutual raise $100m for Bitcoin-focused NYDIG as TransRe’s Sapnar joins

8th April 2021

Starr Insurance and Liberty Mutual are among a number of leading property and casualty (P&C) insurers that have helped NYDIG, provider of technology and investment solutions for Bitcoin, raise $100 million in additional growth capital. These companies join existing investors such as New York Life and MassMutual. Concurrently, NYDIG has announced the ... Read the full article

Great American Risk Solutions promotes DeSoto to Divisional President

8th April 2021

Great American Insurance Group has promoted Brian DeSoto to Divisional President of its Great American Risk Solutions Division. DeSoto began his career in law, specialising in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, and has been at Great American Group for over 12 years, joining in 2008 as Divisional Assistant Vice President, Corporate Claims. In ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor Adjusting hires Dan Yeo as Managing Director

8th April 2021

Charles Taylor Adjusting, a division of insurance-related services provider Charles Taylor, has appointed Dan Yeo as Managing Director for its Property & Casualty team in Singapore. Yeo joins with over 30 years of experience, ranging from maritime surveyor, loss adjuster, insurance underwriter, regional and local claims manager in Singapore. His appointment supports ... Read the full article

Korean Re names Michael Hinz as CUO of Swiss subsidiary

8th April 2021

Michael Hinz has been promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Korean Re Switzerland and will also join the Executive Management of the reinsurer's Swiss subsidiary. In his new role, Hinz takes on responsibility for building Korean Re's European hub. He joined the firm in 2019 as Deputy CUO, and has ... Read the full article

Price Forbes adds two to US Healthcare team

7th April 2021

Independent insurance broker, Price Forbes has appointed Chris Brooking and Vicky Ivanova to its US Healthcare team. Brooking joins from Tysers where he was Head of Healthcare and US Professions. He has 16 years of underwriting experience from positions at Brit Insurance, where he established the company's healthcare portfolio, Barbican and Catlin. Ivanova ... Read the full article

Acrisure hires Matthew Marolda as CIO

7th April 2021

Global insurance broker and fintech financial services provider Acrisure has appointed Matthew Marolda as its first Chief Innovation Officer. He will be focusing on business and growth opportunities aligned with Acrisure’s artificial intelligence (AI), data and technology platform. Marolda has spent his career using data and analytics to drive strategic, marketing and ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance promotes Cipolla to lead E&S Primary Casualty

7th April 2021

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Michael Cipolla as Head of the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Primary Casualty unit. Cipolla will be responsible for developing the product portfolio and leading the continued growth of primary casualty business in the wholesale space. He will continue to be ... Read the full article

Arch hires Jim Villa as SVP in A&H unit

7th April 2021

Arch Insurance, part of Arch Capital Group, has appointed Jim Villa as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Distribution for the Accident and Health (A&H) business unit. He brings over 25 years of experience establishing and leading A&H businesses and will report to Linda Fallon, Executive Vice President, Travel, Accident & Health. Prior ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Khera as Head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s and Global Head of Hull

7th April 2021

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Sundeep Khera as Head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s market, and Global Head of Hull. Khera, who currently serves as Head of Marine, Asia-Pacific at AXA XL based in Singapore, takes on the UK & Lloyd's market ... Read the full article

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