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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.

B3i’s Markus Tradt joins Board of Corda Network

29th April 2019

Markus Tradt, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Corda Network Foundation, an open source distributed ledger platform created by tech firm R3. B3i switched over from Hyperledger Fabric to the Corda platform in June 2018 following a ... Read the full article

WTW adds asset management experts to FINEX Financial Institutions practice

29th April 2019

Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the global insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed a number of asset management experts to its FINEX Financial Institutions practice as part of its strategy to build out the business globally. Henry Keville, among others, will provide bespoke management liability product solutions and programmes for the asset ... Read the full article

WTW adds Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions

29th April 2019

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions, effective July 1. Meurier succeeds Paul Davidson in the role, who is to continue as Chairman of Financial Solutions. He joins from BNP Paribas where he spent 25 years, most recently as the Head of ... Read the full article

Argo Group hires Tony Cicio as head of HR

29th April 2019

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Tony Cicio as Chief Human Resources Officer. Cicio has 33 years of experience and most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources at Samsung Electronics. He has also filled several senior human resources role at Danone, and has worked as Chief ... Read the full article

Law firm Schiff Hardin adds Thomas Zurek to re/insurance practice in Chicago

26th April 2019

U.S law firm Schiff Hardin LLP has announced the addition of Thomas M. Zurek as a counsel in its Insurance and Reinsurance and Litigation and Dispute Resolutions Practice Groups in Chicago. Most recently, Zurek served as Senior Chief Legal Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary of OneAmerica Financial Group. In this role, ... Read the full article

Iain Pearce appointed CFO of MS Amlin

26th April 2019

MS Amlin, the re/insurance group owned by top-10 firm MS&AD, has announced the appointment of Iain Pearce as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces John Worth, who earlier this year decided to leave the company in favour of a lead role at Hastings. Pearce’s appointment is effective June 3 and will see ... Read the full article

Qatar Re confirms Michael van der Straaten as permanent CEO

26th April 2019

Qatar Re, the reinsurance arm of Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has announced the confirmation of Michael van der Straaten as the company’s permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Van der Straaten was appointed as acting CEO in January 2019 after it was revealed that the former head of Qatar Re, Gunther ... Read the full article

Eliot Partnership appoints Executive Chairman for Asia Pacific

26th April 2019

Eliot Partnership (EP), a global insurance sector executive search firm, has announced the appointment of Andreas Thiele to the newly created position of Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific and Partner. Thiele joins EP from AXIS Specialty's Singapore Branch, which he has headed up since helping to establish the company's footprint in the ... Read the full article

Markel adds Lee Zong Wen to Trade Credit & Political Risk team in Singapore

25th April 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has expanded its Trade Credit and Political Risk Team in Singapore with the appointment of Lee Zong Wen as Assistant Underwriter. Zong Wen joins Markel from Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), where he has served as Senior Executive Broker for the Political and Security Risks team since 2016. Prior ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty promotes two within specialty binders team

25th April 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced two promotions within its specialty binders team in London. Kerry Hall, who has been with LSM for a decade, will become underwriting Manager for property. She will be responsible for managing the property binders team and developing its portfolio ... Read the full article

Lockton expands Midwest presence with new Pittsburgh office

25th April 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has expanded its Midwest operations in the U.S with the addition of a new office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company said that the office would enhance the risk management, employee benefits and retirement services strategies of local, regional and national organisations. As part of the launch, Lockton has hired ... Read the full article

Horseshoe Group appoints new Head of Insurance Management

25th April 2019

Bermuda-headquartered Horseshoe Group has announced the appointment of Fred LeMoine as its new Head of Insurance Management. He will succeed Nigel Godfrey, the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Insurance Management services. Godfrey has elected to retire from 30 April 2019, but will continue to be involved with Horseshoe and ... Read the full article

Argo hires new Brazil CEO from Swiss Re

25th April 2019

Argo Seguros, the Brazilian underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products and a member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Newton Queiroz as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 1, 2019. Queiroz joins Argo Seguros from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, where he most recently worked as CEO of Mexico ... Read the full article

Michael Ferber appointed CEO of insurtech Dovetail Insurance

25th April 2019

Dovetail Insurance, an insurtech company that serves independent agents providing small commercial insurance, has announced the appointment of Michael Ferber as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. He succeeds outgoing CEO Gregory Martin, who will retire from Dovetail at the end of May. Ferber joins Dovetail from ICAT, a digital-based underwriter of ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corp. Solutions hires new CEO LatAm from Allianz

24th April 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced the appointment of Angelo Colombo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Latin America Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, effective 7 October 2019. As CEO, Colombo will be responsible for managing the company’s commercial insurance business in Latin America. He has more than 20 years of experience, and ... Read the full article

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