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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.

Google-backed Lloyd’s syndicate Ki adds Dan Hearsum as MD

23rd July 2020

Ki, the first fully digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd’s syndicate has announced the appointment of Dan Hearsum as Managing Director. Launched in collaboration with Brit Limited and Google Cloud, Ki was launched to reduce the amount of time taken for brokers to place their follow capacity. In his new role, Hearsum will report to ... Read the full article

Optio launches personal A&H division with Darren Delande hire

22nd July 2020

Optio Group has announced the launch of an accident and health (A&H) division, following the appointment of underwriter Darren Delande. Optio is comprised of MGAs Ascent Underwriting, Cove Programs, and brokerage Bay Risk Services. Delande reports to Chief Underwriting Officer Paul Western and brings over 15 years' experience as an accident and ... Read the full article

Holborn recruits CFO Timothy Amman from Goldman Sachs

22nd July 2020

U.S. domiciled reinsurance broker Holborn Corporation has announced the appointment of Timothy R. Amman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He joins Holborn from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and held a number of roles within the firm's Controllers team since 2008. Most recently, Amman ... Read the full article

Chubb names Stapleton as EVP, Financial Lines, Overseas General Insurance

22nd July 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed Tim Stapleton, currently Senior Vice President, Cyber Insurance and Information Technology, Overseas General Insurance, as Executive Vice President, Financial Lines, Overseas General Insurance. Stapleton takes over from Steve Goldman, who has recently been named Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Financial Lines. In his ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) appoints UK product line leaders to new Manchester office

22nd July 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global re/insurance business, has announced the appointments of three national product line leaders to its newly established office in Manchester, UK. Irfan Esa has been appointed as UK National Property Manager, Gemma McKenzie as UK National Casualty Manager, and ... Read the full article

Markel promotes Wanshi Lin to hull and war underwriter role

22nd July 2020

Specialist insurer Markel International has promoted Wanshi Lin to hull and war underwriter within its marine division. Based out of Markel's Singapore office, Lin will take over from Gustaf Kristiansson, who is departing the company. She has been with the firm since 2018, when she joined as an assistant marine underwriter before being ... Read the full article

Sompo Intl adds Warren Diogo, Sam Bishop to Energy Business unit

21st July 2020

Specialty re/insurer Sompo International has bolstered its Energy Business Unit in London with the appointment of Warren Diogo as leader of the Renewable Energy team and Sam Bishop as Assistant Vice President, Renewable Energy Underwriter. Diogo has two decades of experience in the insurance industry as a risk manager, consultant and ... Read the full article

Kovrr adds Visesh Gosrani to Advisory Board

21st July 2020

Cyber risk modelling company Kovrr has expanded its Advisory Board with the addition of Visesh Gosrani, Chair of the Institute and Faculty of the Actuaries Cyber Risk Working Party. Gosrani has over 20 years of experience as an actuary and Chief Risk Officer in the insurance industry. He currently runs a consulting ... Read the full article

BHSI appoints Frank Amandi as head of Financial Institutions in Germany

21st July 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Dr. Frank Amandi as Head of Financial Institutions, for Executive and Professional Lines in Germany. Amandi has over 20 years' experience and was most recently Deputy Global Head of Financial Institutions at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in Germany. Before that, he spent 10 years ... Read the full article

SterlingRisk Aviation adds Travis Marshall as VP, Senior Account Exec

20th July 2020

SterlingRisk Aviation, a division of SterlingRisk Insurance, has announced the appointment of Travis J. Marshall as Vice President, Senior Account Executive. Marshall will be overseeing accounts while providing comprehensive advisory expertise and facilitating audits and inspections to identify and mitigate client risks. Additionally, he will coordinate and communicate with underwriters and claims ... Read the full article

Apollo expands Syndicate 1969 specie and cargo team

20th July 2020

Independent specialist re/insurer Apollo Syndicate Management has announced a new leadership structure for its expanding specie and cargo business. Richard Panter joins as head of specie & cargo at Apollo Syndicate 1969 and will report to Paul Letherbarrow, head of aviation and member of the executive committee. With over 37 years’ broking ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter adds three to restructured Fac division

20th July 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance arm of global brokerage Marsh, has added three senior appointments within its GC Fac division as part of a wider realignment process. The company hopes to ensure the delivery of client-centric solutions by structuring product teams around geographic regions. Stephen Wilkins has been appointed Head of UK Property, while Paul Hargis ... Read the full article

Piiq Risk Partners approved to launch French operation

20th July 2020

Piiq Risk Partners, a global aerospace insurance and reinsurance brokerage, has received regulatory approval to operate in France, enabling the firm to provide continuity to clients following the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU). The re/insurance broker's French operation, Piiq Risk Partners SAS, will serve as a base for ... Read the full article

David Turner joins Fidelis as Head of Claims

20th July 2020

Specialty insurance and reinsurance firm, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, has announced the addition of David Turner as Head of Claims, effective immediately. Turner will be based in London and joins Fidelis from Amlin Group where he served for more than three decades, most recently as the Global Claims Director responsible for ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints Carlo Bewersdorf as CEO of iptiQ

20th July 2020

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Carlo Bewersdorf to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iptiQ, the reinsurer's digital insurance platform. Bewersdorf is set to take on the new role from October 1st, 2020 and will report to Swiss Re CEO, Christian Mumenthaler. ... Read the full article

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