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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.

Volante appoints senior underwriters to lead new Canadian MGA

26th March 2019

Volante Global Limited, a multi-class international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has appointed three senior underwriters to lead its soon-to-be-launched MGA, Volante Canada Limited. Richard Newman, Robert Tsai and Steve Vandriel will head the new operation, which will provide property, casualty and automobile products in all provinces and territories in Canada. The ... Read the full article

AI insurtech omni:us adds Joost Heideman as strategic advisor

26th March 2019

omni:us, an insurance-focused artificial intelligence (AI) solutions business, has appointed Joost Heideman as strategic advisor to help drive its global expansion plans. Heideman has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry and was until January 2019 Chief Executive Officer of Dutch mutual insurance company Univé. In his new role, Heideman ... Read the full article

AmWINS Group adds Alycia Kiley as SVP

26th March 2019

Global specialty insurance provider AmWINS Group has announced the appointment of Alycia Kiley as Senior Vice President. Kiley, who most recently served as Senior VP at the Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), will be focused on building strategic partnerships with the firm’s retail clients. Prior to her time with CIAB, ... Read the full article

Concirrus adds former Munich Re Exec Dieter Berg to Board

25th March 2019

London-based insurtech Concirrus has added former President of the International Union of Marine Insurance, Dieter Berg, to its Board as Non-Executive Director. Berg served across a number of senior positions at Swiss Re before joining Munich Re as an Executive Manager in 2001. He would go on to serve in a ... Read the full article

Willis Re appoints new Head of London Market Reinsurance Claims

25th March 2019

Willis Re, the global reinsurance arm of broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has appointed claims veteran Steve Robson as Head of London Market Reinsurance Claims, effective today. Robson has 36 years of experience in the sector, and brings extensive client-side experience to the role, supporting the closer alignment of the servicing ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s announces departure of CRO Hilary Weaver

25th March 2019

Hilary Weaver, Chief Risk Officer at Lloyd’s of London, is to leave the organisation at the end of March 2019. Weaver joined Lloyd’s in 2004 as Head of Internal Audit and became CRO in April 2016, joining Lloyd’s Executive Committee. Her responsibilities included risk management, compliance, international regulatory affairs, government affairs and ... Read the full article

Resolution Life adds John Hele as President, COO

22nd March 2019

Resolution Life has announced the appointment of John Hele as President and Chief Operating Officer. Hele joins from MetLife where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 2012 and 2018. He has held senior roles at Arch Capital Group Limited, ING Group NV, Worldinsure Limited, Merrill Lynch and ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints new Division Head of A&H for Singapore

22nd March 2019

Global insurer Chubb has named Serene Neo as Division Head of Accident & Health (A&H) for Singapore, effective March 25th. Reporting to Chubb's Country President for Singapore, Scott Simpson, Neo takes responsibility for leading the company's A&H Division. She joins the firm with more than 15 years industry experience in banking and financial ... Read the full article

Arch appoints Pasquesi to replace Iordanou as Chairman

22nd March 2019

Bermuda-based re/insurance firm Arch Capital has appointed current Lead Director of its Board John Pasquesi to succeed Constantine Iordanou (also known as Dinos) as Chairman. Pasquesi will step into the Chairman role upon the completion of Iordanou’s term. Iordanou joined Arch in 2002 and went on to serve as Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

Chaucer adds China Re’s Zuo Huiqiang as Non-Exec Director

21st March 2019

Specialty international re/insurance group Chaucer has announced the appointment of  Zuo Huiqiang as a Non-Executive Director of Chaucer Syndicates Limited, the group’s Lloyd’s managing agency. Zuo is Deputy General Manager of China Re P&C and has overall responsibility for China Re’s international businesses and development worldwide. He also has overall management responsibility ... Read the full article

Peter Mullen rejoins Artex as CEO

21st March 2019

Artex Risk Solutions, a provider of insurance, reinsurance, and alternative risk management solutions, has announced that Peter Mullen has re-joined the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over from former CEO David McManus, who will assume the new role of Chairman going forward. Mullen, whose return was first announced ... Read the full article

Orchid Insurance names John Lumelleau as Chairman

21st March 2019

Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (Orchid Insurance), a specialty underwriter of catastrophe exposed property insurance, has named John L. Lumelleau as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Lumelleau previously served as the CEO of Lockton Companies, Inc. for 17 years before retiring in April 2017. As Chairman of Orchid, he succeeds Steve Carlsen, ... Read the full article

SCOR Global P&C names Reinsurance CEO, reshuffles leadership team

20th March 2019

French reinsurance firm SCOR has made a number of senior appointments within its Global P&C division. Effective April 1, Michel Blanc is promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Reinsurance and replaces Jean-Paul Conoscente after having been appointed to lead the division earlier this year. Also effective April 1, Christoph Spichtig is promoted ... Read the full article

Specialist MGU PERse opens Miami office, announces new hires

19th March 2019

Specialist Managing General Underwriter (MGU) PERse has announced a series of appointments following the opening of its new office in Miami, Florida. PERse’s Miami office is primarily responsible for the underwriting of renewable energy projects in Latin America and will be lead by Marco Broccolo, who joined the company earlier this ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) makes senior adjustments

19th March 2019

Allianz’ corporate insurance carrier, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), is appointing its current Chief Underwriting Officer, Corporate, Hartmut Mai to the Board role of AGCS Chief Regions and Markets Officer for the company’s three strategic business units: Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), Mediterranean and Africa. This announcement comes as AGCS ... Read the full article

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