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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.

Tokio Marine HCC adds Khoury to VP role

11th May 2020

Tokio Marine HCC – Cyber & Professional Lines Group has appointed Desiree Khoury as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development effective May 1, 2020. She reports to David Lloyd, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, and is based in Encino, California. “We are very excited to welcome Desiree back to the Tokio ... Read the full article

Mercer adds Ben Stone as a Partner within Risk Transfer team

11th May 2020

Mercer, the global consulting subsidiary of broking and advisory giant Marsh & McLennan, has appointed Ben Stone as a Partner in the Risk Transfer team. In his new role, Stone will advise clients on how to most effectively manage their pension risk, either through bulk annuity, member option exercises, longevity swap, ... Read the full article

Exec search firm EL opens Bermuda office, appoints Britt Reiss to lead

8th May 2020

Insurance sector executive search firm Eliot Partnership (EP) has announced the opening of its Bermuda office and appointed Britt Reiss to lead as Partner and Director. Reiss joins with over 15 years of executive search experience, the majority of which focused on the insurance and reinsurance industries. EL says Reiss' appointment to ... Read the full article

Ryan Specialty Group appoints Chief Revenue Officer

7th May 2020

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has announced the appointment of Brendan M. Mulshine as its new Chief Revenue Officer. In his expanded position, Mulshine will have responsibility for working closely with RSG’s business units, R-T Specialty, LLC and RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC to expand organic Prior to joining RSG, Mulshine held several leadership ... Read the full article

Zurich adds new leaders for Commercial Insurance Underwriting

7th May 2020

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has appointed Ralph Brand as Global Head of Casualty, Financial Lines and Cyber, and Chris Waterman as Global Head of Property, Marine and Technical Lines. The newly created roles aim to simplify the company’s underwriting function by aligning the shorter-tail first party coverages and the longer-tail third ... Read the full article

Chubb adds Annmarie Hagan as VP, Chief Accounting Officer

7th May 2020

Global insurer Chubb has appointed Annmarie Hagan as group Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Hagan has more than 35 years in insurance, accounting and financial management and has served as Global Controller of Chubb since 2016. Hagan will now take responsibility for the company's corporate and regulatory accounting matters; managerial and ... Read the full article

Gen Re adds Ulrich Pasdika to exec board of General Reinsurance AG

7th May 2020

Gen Re, the global reinsurance subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has appointed Ulrich Pasdika to the Executive Board of General Reinsurance AG, effective 1 August 2020. General Reinsurance AG is Gen Re’s German legal entity and the main risk carrier for its international business. The appointment is part of Gen Re’s succession plan ... Read the full article

HDI Global SA adds Shaun Scandling as managing director

7th May 2020

HDI Global SA's board of directors of has announced the appointed of Shaun Scandling as the company’s new managing director. Effective from May 1, Scandling will succeed Kurt Müller, who will step down at the end of June and begin his retirement. Scandling joins from AIG where he was a member of ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) adds Jean-François Leandri to property team in France

6th May 2020

The insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global insurance and reinsurance company, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), has expanded its property team in France with the addition of Jean-François Leandri as Risk Control Consultant. Leandri has nearly 25 years of engineering experience and has spent the last 17 years as District ... Read the full article

RenRe appoints Cruttenden active underwriter of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1458

6th May 2020

Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe has appointed Ed Cruttenden active underwriter of its Syndicate 1458 at Lloyd’s. Bryan Dalton, the previous active underwriter for Syndicate 1458, will assume responsibility for underwriting across the company’s European platform as Chief Underwriting Officer – Europe. In addition to managing business written at the Syndicate, Cruttenden will also ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Robert Wilson to Deputy CUO role

6th May 2020

Global insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Robert Wilson as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Underwriting Operations for Chubb Global Markets (CGM). Wilson will have responsibility for growing the business and to further enhance the operational resilience and underwriting of CGM. He reports to Jason Keen, Division President, Chubb ... Read the full article

Burns & Wilcox appoints regional leader for Professional Liability

6th May 2020

Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox has announced the appointment of Laura McCormick as Regional Practice Group Leader, Professional Liability for the Southern US Region, based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth office. McCormick will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and growth for Professional Liability business across ... Read the full article

BMS adds Tan Pawar as managing director

6th May 2020

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has appointed Tan Pawar as managing director of its new Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Insurance division. Pawar reports to Ian Gormley, managing director of BMS Global Risks. He brings over 13 years’ M&A and legal experience and has also held various senior positions at ... Read the full article

BMS names Peregrine Towneley as Chairman of Intl. Operations

5th May 2020

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group, has appointed Marsh's Peregrine Towneley as the Group's Chairman of International Operations, reporting to Nick Cook, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at BMS. In his new role, Towneley's time will be split between helping develop business for the London wholesale, property and energy teams and ... Read the full article

Palomar adds new CUO, Chief Strategy Officer

5th May 2020

Specialty property insurer Palomar Holdings has announced that Jon Christianson will assume the role of Chief Underwriting Officer, while continuing to serve as Chief Operating Officer. Christianson succeeds Andy Robinson, who has announced his intention to retire. Bill Bold, meanwhile, has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer. He will report to the company’s Chief ... Read the full article

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