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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.

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

Beazley adds two cyber, tech underwriters in US

28th June 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has added Jennifer Beard and Matt Gullickson - two cyber & technology underwriters - to its US operations. The appointments were made to meet a growing demand from middle market businesses for insurance cover for cyber, data security and privacy exposures. Beard joins from Chubb, where she spent 12 ... Read the full article

Beazley adds Derek Dow to healthcare liability team in Canada

28th June 2019

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Derek Dow as an underwriter in its Vancouver, Canada office. Dow will be tasked with supporting the growth of Beazley’s healthcare liability book, underwriting large risk life sciences and miscellaneous medical malpractice. He arrives from HUB International where he spent the previous six years, ... Read the full article

FedNat adds Mel Russell as VP of Monarch

28th June 2019

Florida-based FedNat Holding Company has appointed Mel Russell as Vice President of its subsidiary Monarch National Insurance, effective immediately. Russell will oversee the relaunch of Monach’s homeowner and condo programs in Florida, and report directly to Michael Braun, FedNat’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2016, Russell has served as President and CEO ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley forms Berkley Prime Transportation and names Jeanne Fenster President

28th June 2019

W. R. Berkley Corporation has named Jeanne R. Fenster as President of Berkley Prime Transportation, a newly formed division which will focus on offering primary commercial transportation insurance products across the country, for both standard and preferred risks. The new unit will utilise analytics and technology to create new methods of ... Read the full article

AIG adds Shane Fitzsimons as Global Head of Shared Services

28th June 2019

American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointment of Shane Fitzsimons to the newly created role of Global Head of Shared Services, effective July 1. Fitzsimons joins AIG from Indian multinational conglomerate TATA Group, where he served as Group Synergy Officer. Prior to this he spent 20 years at GE in operational ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Patrice Nigon to Asia Pacific role

27th June 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has announced the appointment of Patrice Nigon as Head Engineering & Construction (E&C) Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. Nigon, who in his new role will oversee the company’s engineering and construction business, succeeds Andre Martin, who became ... Read the full article

RSA adds Rachel Conran as CUO of GRS business

27th June 2019

The UK & International operations of multinational insurance group RSA has announced the appointment of Rachel Conran as Chief Underwriting Officer of its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business, effective July 8. Conran, who joins the Luxembourg-based role with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, previously served as CUO for Allianz’s ... Read the full article

Dirk Wegener to succeed Jo Willaert as FERMA President

27th June 2019

Dirk Wegener has been appointed as the next President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA). His election took place at the first meeting of the new board of FERMA. Dirk, who is currently Deputy President of FERMA, will become its President at the 2019 FERMA Risk Management Forum, which ... Read the full article

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