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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.

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

Liberty Specialty promotes Paul Sankey to Global Head of Oil & Gas

19th March 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has named Paul Sankey as its new Global Head of Oil & Gas, in addition to his role as Head of the Energy & Construction teams in London. The promotion of Sankey, who has been with Liberty for 14 years, ... Read the full article

Antares adds Martin Campbell as Head of Financial Institutions

18th March 2019

Antares, the Lloyd’s managing agent and member of the QIC Group, has appointed Martin Campbell as Head of Financial Institutions at Antares Syndicate 1274, effective immediately. Campbell arrives from The Channel Syndicate, where he most recently served as Head of Financial Lines and was a founding partner in 2011. He has 30 ... Read the full article

Insurtech INSTANDA adds Swiss Re’s Trevor Davis as Managing Director

18th March 2019

INSTANDA, a cloud-based digital insurance platform, has appointed former senior Swiss Re executive Trevor Davis to the newly created role of managing director, effective immediately. Davis was previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re’s Life and Pensions operation and has over 20 years’ experience in the Life, Pensions and Health ... Read the full article

David Ripton joins WTW to lead Broking, Global Marine, CRB

15th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced the appointment of David Ripton as Head of Broking, Global Marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) unit. Ripton joins the firm from rival brokerage Marsh, where since 2014 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for ... Read the full article

Pioneer adds Nick Greggains as CEO of US operations

15th March 2019

Pioneer Underwriters, part of Minova Insurance Holdings, has announced the appointment of Nick Greggains as Chief Executive Officer of its US operations. Greggains will be based in New York and report to Group CEO Andrew McMellin. His appointment, which is effective on March 25, will see the current US CEO Gene Hinman ... Read the full article

Steven Grippo added to Sompo International unit as Senior VP

15th March 2019

Bermuda-based property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings (SIH) has added Steven Grippo to Sompo Pro as Senior Vice President. Grippo, who brings nearly 30 years’ experience to the role, will be tasked with leading the unit’s U.S Architects & Engineers practice. He joins from AIG’s Lexington Insurance Company, where he served ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Head of Power and Utilities for CEEMEA region

14th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Mark Hiles as Head of Power and Utilities for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region. Hiles will be responsible for developing client solutions and driving business growth in the power and utilities sectors across the ... Read the full article

Global Parametrics adds HSBC’s Deborah Hazell as Non-Exec Director

14th March 2019

Global Parametrics, a parametric and index-based risk transfer startup backed by the UK and German governments, has appointed Deborah Hazell as a Non-Executive Director. Hazell currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Global Asset Management (Americas) and oversees close to $100 billion in assets across the region. “The Board is excited ... Read the full article

Channel Syndicate 2015 promotes Matt Ackland to CCO role

13th March 2019

SCOR-backed Channel Syndicate 2015 (Channel) at the specialist Lloyd's of London re/insurance marketplace has announced the appointment of Matt Ackland as Chief Commercial Officer of the London platform. Ackland has been with the company for over six years, starting out in underwriting operations before being promoted to head of strategy and ... Read the full article

Aon’s New Ventures Group positioned to accelerate IP push

13th March 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Aon has announced that its New Ventures Group (NVG) will be formally sponsoring the firm’s new Intellectual Property Solutions (IPS) team in an effort to help accelerate its development and expand the marketplace. Meanwhile, Brian Cochrane has been added as the IPS Chief Commercial Officer. He previously ... Read the full article

Qatar General Insurance names Al Efrangi as CEO

13th March 2019

The Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGIRCO) has announced the appointment of Hassan Ahmed Hassan Al Efrangi as Group Chief Executive Officer. The move sees Al Efrangi replace the recently-departed Ghazi Abu Nahl. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector and has extensive experience in leadership, performance improvement ... Read the full article

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