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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.

Swiss Re appoints Paul Murray as Head of Life & Health Products

7th December 2018

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Paul Murray to the position of Head Life & Health (L&H) Products, effective immediately. He takes on the role from Russell Higginbotham, who was appointed as Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Reinsurance EMEA in September. Murray has been with Swiss Re since ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corp Solutions appoints Aerni as Global Head of Casualty, FinPro Lines

7th December 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re Group, has appointed Phillippe Aerni as Global Head of Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines, effective 1 January 2019. Based in Zurich, Aerni will assume the Global Casualty role from Daniel Vetter, who moves into the role of Head E&S North ... Read the full article

Beazley names Christine LaSala as Senior Independent Director

7th December 2018

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Christine LaSala as Senior Independent Director, effective from the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21 March 2019. LaSala replaces George Blunden, who will step down from the board at the conclusion of AGM. Blunden retired as Senior Vice President and Director from AllianceBernstein ... Read the full article

QBE European Operations adds trio of underwriters to trade credit team

6th December 2018

QBE European Operations, part of the QBE Insurance Group, has added three underwriters to its trade credit team as it seeks to take advantage of the Brexit-driven increase in demand for trade credit cover. According to recent Association of British Insurers (ABI) figures, trade credit insurance claims in the UK have ... Read the full article

AIG’s Leandro DalleMule joins InsurTech start-up Planck Resolution

6th December 2018

Planck Resolution, an artificial intelligence (AI) based InsurTech start-up, has appointed Leandro DalleMule as General Manager for North America. DalleMule joins the firm from American International Group (AIG), where he most recently served as Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Head of Information, leading the insurer’s data transformative initiative. He started at AIG ... Read the full article

Ed appoints Willis Re’s Jo Kendall as Head of Cat & Exposure Management

6th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Ed has announced the appointment of Jo Kendall as Head of Catastrophe & Exposure Management. Kendall, who brings 15 years of industry experience to the role, will be reporting to the Group Chief Actuary, Jonathan Tilman. She joins from Willis Re, where she led the London specialty cat modelling ... Read the full article

Richard Milner appointed CEO of VIBE Reinsurance

5th December 2018

Syndicate Holding Corp, the holding company of VIBE Syndicate Management, has announced the appointment of Richard Milner to the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer, VIBE Reinsurance (VIBE Re). Milner joins from AXIS Re, where he served for the past 12 years; most recently as President & Chief Underwriting Officer of ... Read the full article

AIG names Mark Lyons Exec VP & CFO, appoints Sachin Shah CEO of Asia Pacific

5th December 2018

American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointments of Mark D. Lyons as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Sachin N Shah as Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, AIG General Insurance. Lyons, who succeeds Sid Sankaran, will serve on the AIG Executive Leadership Team and will report ... Read the full article

Hamilton appoints Michael Papamichael to lead corporate strategy

4th December 2018

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based re/insurance holding company, has appointed Michael Papamichael as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Strategy & Corporate Development. He joins Hamilton from Sirius Global Services, where he most recently served as SVP, Global Planning Officer & Investor Relations and was responsible for strategic planning, acquisition modelling, due ... Read the full article

Joseph Girardi joins RSG’s WKFC and CorRisk as SVP, Specialty Casualty

4th December 2018

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) subsidiaries WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk have announced that industry veteran Joseph Girardi has joined CorRisk as Senior Vice President (SVP) – Specialty Casualty. Girardi has more than 30 years’ experience across the commercial re/insurance industry and most recently served as SVP for Ironshore Insurance Services, where ... Read the full article

Belfatti joins re/insurance-focused investor Searchlight Capital as advisor

4th December 2018

Former Chief Operating Officer of Greenlight Re, Michael Belfatti, has joined Searchlight Capital Partners as a Senior Advisor. In his new role Belfatti will be involved at a senior level in the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services activities, where he has considerable experience from his time in a series of operating ... Read the full article

Barbican hires property treaty underwriter Watson from CNA Hardy

4th December 2018

Barbican Insurance Group has announced the hire of Emma Watson a property treaty focused re/insurance underwriter who joins the firm from CNA Hardy. Watson joins specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriter Barbican with immediate effect and will report to Tom Gwynn, underwriting manager for property treaty at the firm. A technical underwriter, Watson ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds Aspen’s Chief Actuary Paul Lucas

3rd December 2018

Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal, has appointed Paul Lucas as Chief Actuary, International. Lucas takes up his role immediately and will report to Bob Katzman, Chief Actuary at Argo Group. Lucas brings 17 years' industry experience to ArgoGlobal and joins from Aspen, where he served as Global Insurance Chief ... Read the full article

Ethos hires Lawyers Professional Liability group

30th November 2018

Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, part of Ascot Group’s Managing General Underwriter platform, has announced the appointment of a Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) group led by Todd Cusano, Senior Vice President. Cusano is joined in New York by Heather Ottoson and Katherine Norris; and in Chicago by Peter Clough and Scott Vroman. Ethos ... Read the full article

W.R. Berkley appoints Brad Nieland as CEO of A&H unit

30th November 2018

W.R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Brad N. Nieland as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Berkley Accident and Health (A&H). He will succeed Christopher C. Brown, who has been named as Chairman of Berkley Accident and Health. Nieland has more than 15 years’ experience in the healthcare and A&H re/insurance ... Read the full article

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