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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.

IGI names new board

25th February 2020

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has named the full board of directors that will be in place following its business combination with Tiberius Acquisition Corp. First announced back in October 2019, the deal priced IGI at approximately 1.26x its book value of ... Read the full article

Stephen Postlewhite to lead QBE Re as managing director

25th February 2020

Global insurer QBE has appointed Stephen Postlewhite as managing director of its reinsurance operations. Postlewhite’s new role will take effect on April 1 and he replaces Jonathan Parry, who is set to retire in 2021. He steps into the role after two years at QBE Re, having most recently served as deputy ... Read the full article

Aon announces new COO amid United strategy push

25th February 2020

Global re/insurance broker Aon has appointed John Bruno to serve as Chief Operating Officer alongside his existing role leading development of the firm’s business services platform. Reporting to Aon Chief Executive Officer, Greg Case, Bruno will also continue as CEO of Data & Analytic Services and add the firm's technology-enabled Affinity ... Read the full article

Radian appoints Derek Brummer as President of Mortgage

24th February 2020

Radian Group has announced the appointment of Derek Brummer as President of its Mortgage business. Upon taking up the role, he will also continue to oversee Radian’s Mortgage Insurance and Mortgage Risk Services businesses. Brummer joined Radian in 2002, serving as Chief Risk Officer since 2013 and as head of Mortgage Insurance ... Read the full article

The Hartford adds former Allstate exec Matt Winter to board

24th February 2020

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford has announced the appointment of Matt Winter to its board of directors, effective February 24. Winter is also set to join the board’s finance, investment and risk management committee on the same date, while on May 20 he will join the compensation and management development ... Read the full article

TigerRisk adds Neon’s Conway to Bermuda Reinsurance & Retro teams

24th February 2020

Bermuda-based reinsurance broker TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the appointment of Christopher Conway to a newly created senior role positioned across the firm's Reinsurance and Retro teams, reporting to Alex Bridges, Partner and Head of Retrocession. Conway joins TigerRisk from Neon Underwriting Bermuda, where he most recently served as Senior Vice ... Read the full article

Aon names Eric Andersen as president, Michael O’Connor departs

24th February 2020

Re/insurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of Eric Andersen as its new president, effective March 1. Michael O'Connor departs the company following a 12-year tenure in order to pursue new opportunities. The two had served together as co-president since 2018. Andersen has for the past 22 years served in several key ... Read the full article

Allianz board member Axel Theis to retire, successor named

24th February 2020

Axel Theis, Allianz SE’s member of the board responsible for insurance in German speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe is set to retire on March 1 after 33 years with the company. Klaus-Peter Röhler, currently chairman of the board of management of Allianz Deutschland AG and Allianz Versicherungs-AG, has been ... Read the full article

TigerRisk hires Bill Cooper as Head of Advisory Capital

24th February 2020

Reinsurance broker TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the appointment of Bill Cooper as Managing Director and Head of Advisory Capital. Cooper joins the company from Lloyds Bank where he was Managing Director of Insurance and Specialist Finance. In his new role, he will work with TigerRisk clients to help optimise their capital ... Read the full article

MGAA welcomes new board members, updates election process

24th February 2020

The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) has announced new board members Chris Harman of Resolution Underwriting Partnership Limited and Lyndsey Thompson of Incorporated Insurance Group Limited. They join Charles Manchester of Manchester Underwriting Management, Jonathan Skinner of Pen Underwriting, Marco Del Carlo of MGA Union and Jeff Turner of Miramar Underwriting ... Read the full article

Gianfranco Lot takes over as Swiss Re’s Head of Globals Reinsurance

21st February 2020

Swiss Re has announced that Gianfranco Lot will succeed Jonathan Isherwood as Head of Globals Reinsurance, following Isherwood’s recent appointment as CEO Reinsurance Americas, Regional President. Lot, who is currently a Client Executive for Globals, will take up his new position and join the Reinsurance Management team on 1 April. He ... Read the full article

SCOR names Paul Christoff CEO of Canadian reinsurance arm

21st February 2020

French reinsurer SCOR has announced that Paul Christoff will be proposed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company. He will succeed Joseph El-Sayegh, who joined SCOR in 2000 but has now decided to leave the firm to pursue other career opportunities. Following the appointment, Christoff will also ... Read the full article

Former Ironshore CEO Kevin Kelley joins Aquiline

21st February 2020

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm that invests in financial services and technology,  has announced that Kevin Kelley has joined the firm as an Executive Advisor. Kelley previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Ironshore, prior to the company’s acquisition by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Most recently, he worked as Vice ... Read the full article

Apollo adds four to bolster casualty offering

21st February 2020

Independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, Apollo Syndicate Management, has announced four senior appointments to its Syndicate 1969 at Lloyd's of London, as it continues to bolster its casualty offering. Colm Lyons has been named Head of Casualty at Apollo Syndicate 1969, and will report to Matt Newman, Apollo Group Head of ... Read the full article

AEGIS London names Nicola Major as head of delegated authority

20th February 2020

Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has announced the appointment of Nicola Major as head of delegated authorities, effective immediately. In this newly created role, she will be responsible for managing the company’s delegated authority team, as well as onboarding new coverholders, auditing lead coverholders, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Major has been at ... Read the full article

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