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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.

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

RenRe adds PepsiCo’s Cynthia Trudell to Board of Directors

8th February 2019

Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe has added former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of PepsiCo, Cynthia Trudell, to its Board of Directors as an independent director. Her nomination comes as Edward Zore is due to retire from the Board at the end of his term, with each to occur in ... Read the full article

David Reed appointed as Chairman of Coverys Managing Agency

8th February 2019

Coverys Managing Agency Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991, 3330, and 1110, has announced the appointment of David Reed as its Non-Executive Chairman. Reed has many years of experience in the Lloyd’s and London market and has held various senior positions over his 40+ year career, most recently ... Read the full article

Kemper appoints Chief Actuary & Strategic Analytics Officer

7th February 2019

U.S insurer Kemper Corporation has announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Holmes as Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer, effective immediately. Holmes has more than 25 years’ experience in re/insurance, actuarial functions and advanced analytics, and joins Kemper from AXA XL, where she most recently served as ... Read the full article

RFIB adds Stanoch as Managing Director of Americas

7th February 2019

International re/insurance broker RFIB Group has announced the appointment of Joseph Stanoch as a Managing Director of RFIB Americas, effective immediately. Stanoch, who joins with over 35 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry, will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office and report to Nick Foden-Pattinson, RFIB Group’s Managing Director of ... Read the full article

Ed names Laura Skaanild Client Director, Professional & Executive Risk

7th February 2019

Reinsurance broker Ed has appointed Laura Skaanild as Client Director, Professional and Executive Risk, reporting to Paul Richards, Managing Director of the division. She brings 18 years of legal and insurance experience, and will be tasked with managing and developing the broker's client base in the financial and professional services sector ... Read the full article

AXIS Re Strategic Partners hires Osterrieder from Swiss Re

7th February 2019

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of Daniel Osterrieder as North America Account Executive for AXIS Re Strategic Partners. Osterrieder arrives having spent close to a decade serving across a variety of client management and treaty reinsurance underwriting roles at Swiss Re. Most recently, ... Read the full article

RTRS adds Billy Welch to exec team as Director of Strategic Partnerships

6th February 2019

Real Time Risk Solutions (RTRS), a developer of mobile risk management solutions, has added Billy Welch to its executive team as Director of Strategic Partnerships, as the company eyes an expansion of its client network. Welch joins from Young America Capital, where he served as an investment banker helping insurance and tech ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley appoints Arthur Davis as President of Vela unit

6th February 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Arthur G. Davis as President of its subsidiary, Vela Insurance Services. Davis has more than 30 years’ experience in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry and joined Vela in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Prior to this, he ... Read the full article

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