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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.

BAML’s Robert Giammarco named Chairman, CEO of Amynta

24th April 2019

The Board of Directors of the Amynta Group has elected Robert Giammarco as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joining from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), Giammarco brings extensive insurance sector expertise to the role. Giammarco succeeds Stuart Hollander, who is set to become an advisor to the Amynta Board of ... Read the full article

Aviva Director and CEO of UK Insurance, Andy Briggs to step down

24th April 2019

As part of changes to its senior management, insurer Aviva plc has announced that Andy Briggs is to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) UK Insurance and as a Director of Aviva plc, effective immediately. In order to support an orderly transition, Briggs will remain with the ... Read the full article

Lockton launches Food & Agribusiness Practice in Asia-Pacific, names head

24th April 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has launched a new Food & Agribusiness Practice across the Asia-Pacific region, and has hired Stephane Baldanoff to lead it as Regional Director. As head of the Food & Agribusiness team, Baldanoff will leverage Lockton’s experience in these industries and expand the group’s existing capabilities in Asia-Pacific. He will ... Read the full article

Stephanie Penner named Mercer’s Tri-state office leader

24th April 2019

Mercer, the global consulting subsidiary of broking and advisory giant Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Penner as Tri-state Office Leader. Penner, who has been with Mercer for over 20 years, will be responsible for building strong local client relationships, driving revenue growth and bolstering market presence ... Read the full article

Aon creates new Global Construction & Inland Marine unit

23rd April 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Aon, has announced the combination of its Construction & Engineering and Inland Marine teams into a single practice within its Reinsurance Solutions operation. The new unit will be known as the Global Construction & Inland Marine practice group, and Aon states that its formation reflects recognised ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance CUO elected chairman of WCIRB Governing Committee

23rd April 2019

Mike Mulray, the Chief Underwriting Officer at Everest Insurance, has been unanimously approved as Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Governing Committee. The WCIRB is a private, nonprofit association comprised of all companies licensed to transact workers' compensation insurance in California and has over 400 member ... Read the full article

AIG’s Dawn Gregg joins Everest Insurance as VP

23rd April 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re, has appointed Dawn Gregg as Vice President of its risk management division. Gregg most recently served as Vice President at AIG, where she was responsible for the portfolio management of several regional offices. Based out of New York, Gregg will be tasked with ... Read the full article

Tony Ursano to depart TigerRisk

23rd April 2019

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory firm TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced that its President, Tony Ursano, will be stepping down and leaving the organisation. Ursano joined TigerRisk in 2015 to help build the company’s reinsurance broking and investment banking practices into a holistic risk solutions provider and advisor. Rod Fox, ... Read the full article

Francesco Martorana appointed CEO of Generali’s asset management arm

23rd April 2019

Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio (GIAM), a division of the Italian insurance giant, has appointed Francesco Martorana as Chief Executive Officer. Martorana replaces Santo Borsellino, who becomes Chairman of the Board of GIAM as well as Head of Generali’s asset and wealth management business unit Martorana also ... Read the full article

Trust Re appoints new CEO to succeed outgoing Fadi Abunahl

23rd April 2019

Trust International Insurance & Reinsurance Company (Trust Re) has announced the appointment of Talal Al Zain as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Fadi Abunahl. Outgoing CEO, Abunahl, had led the Bahrain-based company for 12 years since 2006, having been with the Group for more than two decades. Abunahl will relocate ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual elects Jay Hooley to Board of Directors

23rd April 2019

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced that Jay Hooley has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Hooley is the Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of State Street Corporation, the U.S financial services and bank holding company. As former CEO of State Street, Hooley was responsible for leading a company ... Read the full article

Thomas Brazil named CEO of Sompo International’s SI Insurance (Europe)

18th April 2019

Thomas Brazil, currently Senior Vice President (SVP), and Head of Europe Property Catastrophe Reinsurance at Sompo International, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SI Insurance (Europe), SA. SI Insurance (Europe) is the insurer and reinsurer's platform for European Economic Area (EEA) insurance operations. In his new role, Brazil will ... Read the full article

Silvestre promoted to Deputy General Manager for France, Liberty Specialty Markets

18th April 2019

A division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Liberty Specialty Markets has announced the promotion of Emmanuel Silvestre to Deputy General Manager of its French business. Silvestre will be based in Paris and will report to General Manager for France, Richard Deguettes. He will also retain his responsibilities as Continental Europe Underwriting ... Read the full article

Munich Re names Michael Hauer CEO, Korea

18th April 2019

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has appointed Michael Hauer to replace Ike Kim as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Korea, effective June 1st, 2019. After nine years as CEO for Korea, Kim is to leave the position and become Executive Director at Munich Re Korea. Hauer, who has been with the reinsurer ... Read the full article

Holborn appoints Peter Beckman as Executive Officer

17th April 2019

U.S. domiciled independent reinsurance brokerage Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Peter G. Beckman to the newly created role of Executive Officer. Beckman joins Holborn from Goldman Sachs, where he has held a number of roles within the firm's Corporate Reporting unit since 2003. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Frank Harrison, ... Read the full article

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