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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.

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

CNA chief actuary Haefner to retire, Chubb veteran Hopper to succeed

20th February 2020

Larry Haefner, the executive vice president and chief actuary at US commercial property and casualty insurer CNA, is set to retire at the end of 2020, with Robert Hopper to succeed him in the role. Haefner's decision to retire brings to a close a notable 40-year insurance career. "I want to thank ... Read the full article

Dr. Bernard Bailey & Fred Donner nominated to Argo’s Board

20th February 2020

Bermuda domiciled Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has nominated Dr. Bernard C. Bailey and Fred R. Donner to stand for election to the firm's Board of Directors at Argo's annual shareholder meeting on April 16th, 2020. Both Argo and Voce Capital Management jointly agreed upon the nominations as part of the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Isherwood named CEO Reinsurance Americas, Regional President

20th February 2020

Swiss Re has revealed that Jonathan Isherwood is to succeed Eric Smith as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Reinsurance Americas, Regional President and member of the Group Executive Committee. Currently, Isherwood serves as Head of Globals Reinsurance and member of the Reinsurance Executive Committee. He is set to take over as CEO Reinsurance ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds six to global aerospace team

20th February 2020

Global re/insurance broker Gallagher has announced six senior appointments within its global aerospace team. All new arrivals will be split between the firm’s London and New York offices. In New York, Matt Donohue and Thomas Klaus, who will be starting on 24 February, join as senior vice presidents. Donohue brings over 15 years’ ... Read the full article

MMC elects Jane Holl Lute to Board of Directors

20th February 2020

Marsh & McLennan Companies has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jane Holl Lute as a Director, effective March 1st, 2020. Lute brings extensive experience and knowledge to the company, having had a distinguished career across the public and private sectors. For more than a decade she served in the ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Scott Gunter as new CEO as Hendrick departs

20th February 2020

AXA XL, the commercial insurance and reinsurance arm of the AXA Group, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Greg Hendrick is set to depart and has hired Scott Gunter, formerly the Senior Vice President of Chubb Group and President of Chubb’s North America Commercial Insurance division, as its new ... Read the full article

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