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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.

Aspen bolsters London cyber team with addition of Liberty’s Watson

19th February 2019

Aspen Insurance’s cyber team in London is to add Amie Watson as an Underwriter in May. Watson will join from Liberty Specialty Market where she currently serves as a Cyber & Tech Underwriter. Aspen’s London cyber team is headed by  Mauro Signorelli, Senior Underwriter, Technology Liability & Cyber Risk Insurance. “Cyber insurance is ... Read the full article

Aspen UK CFO Jonathan Price makes switch to Ageas

19th February 2019

Brussels-headquartered multinational insurer Ageas has announced the appointment of Jonathan Price as Chief Financial Officer for its UK operations. Price, who joins from Aspen UK after three years of service as CFO, will take responsibility for financial planning, management of financial risks, and financial reporting for Ageas UK. Before joining Aspen, Price ... Read the full article

Markel adds trade credit underwriter from Coface

15th February 2019

Specialist re/insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Ramzi El Kadi as an underwriter within its trade credit, political risk and surety operation in Dubai. El Kadi brings five years’ experience in the trade credit insurance industry and was most recently the credit risk underwriter at Coface, Dubai. “2018 was a ... Read the full article

P&C broker Amanda Lee joins Miller in Singapore

14th February 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Miller, has announced the appointment of Amanda Lee to its Singapore division, a move that further strengthens the broker's specialty lines offering in Asia. Working closely with the broking teams in both Singapore and London in order to support growth plans with both existing and new ... Read the full article

TT Club appoints Andrew Peers as Senior Underwriter

14th February 2019

TT Club, a provider of insurance and risk management services for the international transport and logistics industry, has appointed Andrew Peers as Senior Underwriting for its UK, Benelux and Nordic underwriting team. Peers joins the Club from RSA, where he has spent the last 17 years, most recently leading a team ... Read the full article

AmTrust Title Insurance promotes Felice Shapiro to General Counsel role

14th February 2019

AmTrust Title Insurance Company, the title insurance subsidiary of P&C re/insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has announced the promotion of Felice K. Shapiro to the role of General Counsel for AmTrust Title and First Nationwide Title. In her new role, Shapiro will be responsible for all underwriting decisions for both AmTrust Title ... Read the full article

Holborn adds Gen Re’s Berto Sciolla as Chief Production Officer

13th February 2019

U.S. domiciled independent reinsurance brokerage Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Berto Sciolla as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Production Officer, effective immediately. Sciolla has more than 30 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry and joins Holborn from General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re), where he has held a variety ... Read the full article

SSL Endeavour names David Lawrence as CEO, reorganises management

13th February 2019

SSL Endeavour, the specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert, has announced a number of changes to its management team, including the appointment of David Lawrence as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As part of the reorganisation, Marine Director and Head of Broking Gillian Martin has been promoted to Managing ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets hires casualty leader for Italy

12th February 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has entered the casualty market in Italy for the first time, appointing Paolo Pitton to lead the initiative. Pitton will join LSM’s existing Milan office, arriving from Chubb Europe, where he most recently served as Deputy Casualty Manager. LSM has been ... Read the full article

Lambrou appointed Global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon

11th February 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Aon, has named veteran Aon leader, Lambros Lambrou as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division. According to the broker, this appointment is another significant step to realise the full potential of its Aon United growth strategy. Lambrou replaces Mike O'Connor as CEO ... Read the full article

AIG’s Robert Quane joins AXIS as Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Optimization

11th February 2019

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has appointed Robert Quane to the newly created role of Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Optimization. In his new role, Quane will be responsible for leading the company's Group Underwriting function, while at the same time working in partnership with AXIS' business segments. Quane joins the firm from ... Read the full article

RMS adds Nieswandt as MD, Continental Europe

11th February 2019

Catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has appointed Oliver Nieswandt as Managing Director of Continental Europe. Based at the RMS Zurich office, Nieswandt replaces Christer Pehrson who, after completing an assignment in Europe, is due to move to the company’s office in New York. Nieswandt started out his career at Hannover ... Read the full article

RT Specialty adds insurance lawyer Katz as EVP

11th February 2019

RT Specialty, a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, has announced the appointment of Mark Katz as an Executive Vice President. Katz joins from Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP, a law firm in New York City, where he served for 25 years. This new role will see Katz take responsibility for the ... Read the full article

Peter Clarke named Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfax

8th February 2019

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Peter Clarke as its new Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (CFO), reporting to Fairfax President, Paul Rivett. Clarke has been with the Canadian property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance investment management firm for more than two decades, and most ... Read the full article

Channel Syndicate 2015 adds Nick Forti as active underwriter

8th February 2019

SCOR-backed Channel Syndicate 2015 (Channel) at the specialist Lloyd's of London re/insurance marketplace, has announced the appointment of Nick Forti as Active Underwriter, effective March 19. He joins from Brit syndicate 2988, where he also served as an Active Underwriter, and will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Channel, Stuart ... Read the full article

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