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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.

W. R. Berkley promotes both John Littzi and Neil Keenan

23rd June 2020

W. R. Berkley Corporation, a U.S. domiciled insurance holding company, has announced the appointments of John Littzi as senior vice president, deputy general and Neil Keenan as vice president, senior counsel, effective immediately. Keenan takes over from Littzi who has served as vice president, senior counsel since 2013, having joined the ... Read the full article

1347 PIH appoints Larry Swets as Interim CEO

22nd June 2020

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. has announced the appointment of current Board Member and former Chairman, Larry G. Swets Jr., as its Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. In his new role, Swets will be responsible for leading the firm through the formative stages of launching its diversified holding company ... Read the full article

BHSI appoints Katrin Thiel as Head of Claims in Germany

22nd June 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced the appointment of Katrin Thiel as Head of Claims in Germany. Thiel joins with nearly 20 years of industry experience and was most recently Head of Claims at AXA Corporate Solutions in Germany. Before that, she served as a Claims ... Read the full article

Pacific Life Re adds Julie Evans as CIO

22nd June 2020

Life reinsurer Pacific Life Re has announced the appointment of Julie Evans as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Evans joins Pacific Life Re from its wholly-owned subsidiary and innovative technology company, UnderwriteMe, where she was COO for more than two years. In her role as CIO at Pacific Life Re, she ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re adds AXA XL’s Scott Mackie to Director role

22nd June 2020

Liberty Mutual Re has announced the appointment of Scott Mackie to the role of Director of Assumed Reinsurance – Property. Mackie most recently served as Senior Property Underwriter for Treaty with AXA XL and brings over 18 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry. Following underwriting roles with Wellington Underwriting, Swiss Re and Montpelier, ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) SE reorganises Board roles

22nd June 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, the industrial insurer of the Allianz Group, has announced a realignment of its Board of Management, focusing on responsibilities for regions and markets as well as for Underwriting and Claims functions. Effective from July 1, the number of Chief Regions & Markets Officers (CRMO) on ... Read the full article

J.B. Boda adds Vinod Krishnan as Executive Director in Singapore

22nd June 2020

J.B. Boda Group, an insurance and reinsurance broker based in India, has appointed Vinod Krishnan as an Executive Director in Singapore. Krishnan had a decade of experience in direct insurance before joining the reinsurance broker Aon, where he led the Region in Asia from Singapore. After an 18-year stint at Aon Re, ... Read the full article

John Forney to join GeoVera Insurance as CEO

19th June 2020

Specialty residential property insurer GeoVera Insurance Holdings has appointed John Forney as its Chief Executive Officer and member of the board, effective July 1. Forney joins from United Insurance having recently served as the company’s CEO. He replaces Kevin Nish, who has served as GeoVera's President and CEO since November 2005 ... Read the full article

Probitas 1492 announces plans to launch a new managing agency

19th June 2020

Probitas 1492, an underwriting Syndicate at Lloyd's of London, has announced plans to establish a new managing agent, Probitas Managing Agency Limited (PMAL) to assume the management of Syndicate 1492 from Capita Managing Agency Limited. Lloyd's has granted Probitas 1492 'in principle' approval to establish the new managing agent, PMAL, which, ... Read the full article

Mike Morrissey Retires As IIS President & CEO

19th June 2020

The International Insurance Society and The Institutes have announced that Mike Morrissey will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, after more than eleven years in the position. After fifteen years as an active corporate member of the IIS, Mike was chosen to become its fifth CEO in early 2009. Under his ... Read the full article

Willis Re hires Kirsten van Exel from AEGON

19th June 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced that Kirsten van Exel will join its Dutch team as an Executive Director. Most recently, van Exel was a senior ILS underwriter at AEGON, prior to which she was a senior reinsurance actuary at NN Re. In her new ... Read the full article

DAC Beachcroft adds team of public sector liability specialists

19th June 2020

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of a four-strong team of public sector liability specialists, including partner John Palmer, from DWF in London. Palmer will join DACB in September, while David Weir, a legal director who is joining DACB as a partner, started at the firm this month, ... Read the full article

John Forney to depart United Insurance, Daniel Peed succeeds

19th June 2020

Property and casualty insurance holding company United Insurance has added Daniel Peed as chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer. Effective July 1, Peed will succeed John Forney, who is due to step down as President and CEO on June 30 to pursue other opportunities. Peed was most recently ... Read the full article

Horace Mann appoints Paul Haley as Chief Risk Officer

19th June 2020

Horace Mann Educators Corporation has appointed Paul Haley as its new Chief Risk Officer. Haley has led risk assessments for the company’s business development efforts since 2018. He has 35 years’ experience in the life insurance sector, holding senior actuarial positions at Genworth Financial, Colonial Life and Prudential Financial before joining Horace ... Read the full article

AXIS Re welcomes two new underwriters to team

19th June 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has announced the addition of two new underwriters. Joachim Johansson joins as a Casualty Underwriter for its Europe, the Middle East and Africa Latin American team. He joins from Zurich, where he served as an MGA Actuary, and brings close to 20 years ... Read the full article

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