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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.

Xceedance unveils life re/insurance practice, new Liechtenstein office

4th March 2020

Re/insurance service provider Xceedance has announced the launch of its life insurance and reinsurance practice, headquartered in its newly established office in Liechtenstein. Xceedance's new Liechtenstein office has been established to serve life insurance and reinsurance markets and will be jointly led by Markus Brugger and Mark Lucas. The new practice will ... Read the full article

MMC appoints FEMA’s Dr. Kaniewski as MD, Public Sector

3rd March 2020

The former Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Daniel Kaniewski, has joined Marsh & McLennan Advantage as Managing Director, Public Sector. The Marsh & McLennan Advantage group combines the expertise from across the global re/insurance broker's four businesses in order to deliver innovative solutions to clients. In ... Read the full article

Chris Downey to take over as Everest Re’s Bermuda CEO

3rd March 2020

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced that Chris Downey has been appointed to take over as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd. He succeeds Sanjoy Mukherjee, who will transition from the Bermuda role on April 1 and return to his full time duties as General ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s promotes Sabrina Miesowitz to US General Counsel

3rd March 2020

The Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has revealed the promotion of Sabrina Miesowitz to US General Counsel as Joe Gunset retires from the position after nearly two decades with the market. Miesowitz previously served as Deputy US General Counsel and will take over from Gunset when he retires at ... Read the full article

Markel to combine US Specialty and Assurance divisions

3rd March 2020

Markel Corporation has announced that it plans to combine its existing US insurance divisions, Assurance and Specialty, into a single division called Markel Specialty. Effective April 1, 2020, the combined division will preserve the regional model used by Assurance, while adding two new overarching territories, East and West. "This evolutionary change will ... Read the full article

Sergio Ermotti to succeed Walter Kielholz as Swiss Re Chairman

3rd March 2020

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has revealed that its Board of Directors is to nominate Sergio P. Ermotti for election as a non-executive and independent member of the company's Board at the upcoming AGM on April 17th, 2020. The Swiss Re Board will nominate Ermotti to serve for a one-year term ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints Global Head of Equine, Livestock & Aquaculture

2nd March 2020

AXA XL insurance, a division of AXA Group, has named Chris Williams as the company's Global Head of Equine, Livestock & Aquaculture, based in London and effective immediately. In his new role, he takes responsibility for the development of the firm's Equine, Livestock & Aquaculture portfolio, and will tasked with devising ... Read the full article

Miller bolsters cargo and stock throughput team

2nd March 2020

Specialist re/insurance broker Miller has added Daniel Leveridge, Rebecca Eagles and George Saunders to work on cargo and stock throughput business emanating from North America. Leveridge will work with Miller’s brokers on insurance programmes for complex supply chain risks. He brings an extensive technical knowledge of modern supply chains and a deep ... Read the full article

The Hanover appoints Sarah Medina president of professional liability

2nd March 2020

Massachusetts-based property and casualty insurer The Hanover Insurance Group has appointed Sarah Medina president of professional liability. Medina will work closely with The Hanover’s specialty leadership to help enhance the company’s portfolio of professional liability products. She brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role and has been with The Hanover ... Read the full article

Michael Davern joins Fidelis Underwriting as a Senior Underwriter

2nd March 2020

Bermuda domiciled insurance and reinsurance firm, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of Michael Davern as a Senior Underwriter for Fidelis Underwriting Limited. In his new role, Davern will lead the growth of the company's direct and facultative writings based in the London office, while at the same time ... Read the full article

MS Amlin promotes Stuart Wood to Head of Casualty for Specialty unit

2nd March 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has announced the promotion of Stuart Wood to Head of Casualty, reporting to Mark Clements and Andrew Wright, co-Chief Underwriting Officers (CUOs) of MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd. Wood brings more than two decades of experience to the role and has been with MS Amlin for ... Read the full article

Jonathan Levy to succeed Rathgeber as Watford CEO

28th February 2020

Bermuda domiciled insurance and reinsurance company Watford Holdings Ltd. has announced that Jonathan Levy will succeed John Rathgeber as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following Rathgeber’s retirement on March 31, 2020. Going forward, Rathgeber will remain a member of Watford’s board of directors and serve as a senior advisor to the ... Read the full article

CNA adds Al Miralles as EVP, CFO

28th February 2020

US commercial property and casualty insurer CNA has appointed Al Miralles as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer. Miralles succeeds James Anderson, who announced his resignation from the company to pursue other opportunities. "I want to thank James for his contributions to CNA and his efforts in helping to build shareholder ... Read the full article

Ed adds Chloë Cox, Alex Atkinson as divisional directors

28th February 2020

Global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty lines broker Ed has announced the appointments of Chloë Cox and Alex Atkinson as divisional directors for its professional and executive risk team in London. Effective immediately, Cox and Atkinson will primarily be responsible for developing and expanding the North American and Australian/New Zealand wholesale book. They ... Read the full article

AXA XL Insurance bolsters underwriting team in France

28th February 2020

AXA XL Insurance, a division of global insurer AXA, has named Stéphane Vauterin as Underwriting Manager, International Financial Lines for France, based in Paris. He joins the company from Zurich Insurance where he held numerous senior financial lines underwriting roles, and brings more than two decades of industry experience to AXA ... Read the full article

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