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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.

Ed appoints AJG’s Niraj Perera as Head of Transactional Risk

14th April 2020

Global reinsurance brokerage Ed has launched its transactional risk team with the appointment of Niraj Perera as Head of Transactional Risk within its professional and executive risk division. Perera joins the firm from brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher and brings more than two decades of insurance industry experience to the role, having ... Read the full article

Venbrook recruits Sonia Ahuja as COO

14th April 2020

California-based re/insurance firm Venbrook has announced the appointment of Sonia Ahuja as Chief Operations Officer (COO). In this role, Ahuja will be responsible for growing the company through both organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions and partnerships. She will oversee operations efficiencies and margin improvements for Venbrook Group and its subsidiaries. Most recently, Ahuja ... Read the full article

D L Dale & Others, Syndicate 2525 adds Harcus as head of Intl casualty

9th April 2020

Specialist employers' and third party liability Lloyd's insurer D L Dale & Others, Syndicate 2525, has announced the appointment of Charles Harcus as head of international casualty. Harcus joins from Apollo Syndicate where he has served as head of international casualty since 2014. Prior to this, he was portfolio manager, international casualty, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s appoints country managers for Benelux regions

9th April 2020

Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. has announced several senior appointments to countries in the Benelux regions, including the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Firstly, Iwan Ropcke has been appointed as the interim LIC Country Manager for the Netherlands and Belgium, with effect from 1 January 2020. Most recently, Ropcke served as Business Strategy & ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Ian Haycock as Chief Data Officer

9th April 2020

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Ian Haycock to the newly created role of Chief Data Officer, effective May 1, 2020. Together with Youngran Kim, who started as the Group Chief Technology Officer this month, Ian will help to further develop Swiss Re's digital strategy. Haycock has more than 32 years' ... Read the full article

Protecdiv adds Jose Montemayor to its board

9th April 2020

US reinsurance broker Protecdiv has announced the appointment of Jose Montemayor to its board. Montemayor has more than twenty-five years’ experience in all aspects of insurance regulation, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. He spent six years as the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Texas and currently sits on a number ... Read the full article

West of England P&I Club adds senior underwriter to London team

9th April 2020

The West of England P&I Club has announced the appointment of Sumit Madhu to the Club’s London Underwriting Team as a Senior Underwriter, effective April 14, 2020. Madhu previously served as a Captain on LNG vessels with a major Japanese shipowner, and later joined the claims department of another International Group ... Read the full article

Gallagher appoints Simon Collings as MD within UK retail division

9th April 2020

International insurance broker Gallagher has appointed Simon Collings as managing director of its national broking and placement team within its UK retail division. Collings has over 30 years’ industry experience and joined Gallagher in 2017 as market management director for UK retail. Prior to joining Gallagher, he held several senior positions at ... Read the full article

Pen Underwriting promotes Hinken to Head of Claims Operations

9th April 2020

Multi-territory managing general agent Pen Underwriting has enhanced its core claims capabilities with the promotion of Billy Hinken to Head of Claims Operations. In this newly created position, Hinken will take responsibility for the delivery of several projects that form part of Pen’s claims transformation program and the establishment of its ... Read the full article

IAG CEO Harmer announces retirement, Nick Hawkins named Deputy CEO

8th April 2020

IAG Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peter Harmer has announced his decision to retire by the end of 2020. A search process is underway, supported by the Board’s ongoing succession planning, that will look to identify a suitable successor. He will remain responsible for the overall strategic direction and performance of ... Read the full article

Brokerslink adds Pedro Moura Ferreira as Business, Placement Director

8th April 2020

Global broking business Brokerslink has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Pedro Moura Ferreira as Business & Placement Director. Ferreira will work closely with the organisation’s global Partners & Affiliates to strengthen the network and support multinational business opportunities. He has an insurance career spanning over 25 years and has ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley makes senior exec appointments

8th April 2020

W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert Standen as Executive Vice President with oversight responsibility for certain operating units. At the same time, the company said that Scott Holbrook will succeed Standen as President of Key Risk Insurance, a Berkley Company. Standen joined Key Risk Insurance in 2003 as ... Read the full article

McGriff, Seibels & Williams expands, renames exec risk insurance group

8th April 2020

Insurance broker McGriff, Seibels & Williams has renamed and expanded its executive risk insurance group. Executive Risk Advisors, formally named McGriff Financial Services Division, represents more than 50 Fortune 1000 companies and 125 public companies across a wide range of industries. The name change comes at a time of expansion for the ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter adds Vijaya Singh as global marketing, comms head

8th April 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the appointment of Vijaya Singh as global head of marketing and communications. Singh joins from global executive search and leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates, having served as global head of external marketing and public relations. Prior to her ... Read the full article

Victor appoints Matteo Bonfà as Country Leader of Victor Italia

8th April 2020

Managing general underwriter (MGU) Victor Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of Matteo Bonfà as Country Manager, Victor Italia, effective immediately. With a 20-year career in the insurance industry, Bonfà has extensive underwriting expertise, particularly in the medical malpractice sector. This includes positions first as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London, then ... Read the full article

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