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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.

Barclays names Gautam Chawla as Vice Chairman for FIG Banking

8th June 2020

Barclays has announced the appointment of Gautam Chawla as Vice Chairman, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Banking. He joins Barclays with more than 28 years of experience in banking, most recently as Co-Head of Global Insurance & Co-Head of North American FIG at Citigroup, where he started his career. Chawla has led the ... Read the full article

Topsail Re adds Eric Hubicki as Underwriting SVP

8th June 2020

Cayman Islands-based Topsail Re has announced the appointment of Eric Hubicki as Senior Vice President of Underwriting. His responsibilities will include underwriting, marketing and account management. Hubicki brings over 25 years' experience in primary and reinsurance underwriting operations and most recently served as Director of Treaty for Arch Reinsurance. Before that, he worked at ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty launches London Political & Credit Risk team, hires two from Neon

8th June 2020

HDI Global Specialty SE has announced the launch of its Political and Credit Risk team in London with the appointments of Nick Robinson and Anthony Vaughan from Neon Underwriting. The pair join HDI Global Specialty's London office, and the new team will work in partnership with the company's existing Political Risk ... Read the full article

AXIS Re promotes Michael Leahey to lead agriculture reinsurance

8th June 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has promoted Michael Leahey to Head of Agriculture Reinsurance, effective July 1. Leahey will be responsible for setting the strategy, optimizing the firm’s portfolio and leading the underwriting of agriculture business. He will continue to be based in Zurich and will report to ... Read the full article

PartnerRe CEO Clarke elected Chair of the Global Reinsurance Forum

8th June 2020

Emmanuel Clarke, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Global Reinsurance Forum (GRF) for a two-year term. The GRF is comprised of 12 leading global reinsurance companies and is designed to promote a stable, innovative, and competitive international reinsurance marketplace. PartnerRe ... Read the full article

Sompo Int. names lead of new US Insurance Environmental unit

5th June 2020

Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, Sompo International Holdings Ltd., has launched a new U.S. Insurance Environmental unit with expanded capabilities. The new division offers new products and services that Sompo says will augment its existing capabilities available through its Sompo Global Risk Solutions arm, for the U.S. Insurance Environmental ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance adds Williams to Syndicate 1955 as Active Underwriter

5th June 2020

Arch Insurance International has today announced the appointment of Simon Williams to the position of Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1955. He will be supported by David Slade who has been confirmed as Deputy Active Underwriter, having held the position when Syndicate 1955 was part of Barbican Insurance Group. In this role, Williams is ... Read the full article

OneAmerica adds Tim Bischof as SVP, chief actuary

5th June 2020

Mutual insurance holding company OneAmerica has added Tim Bischof as senior vice president and chief actuary, effective June 15. A 25-year industry veteran, Bischof will oversee valuation, modeling, reinsurance and actuarial reporting, as well as provide pricing and experience oversight. “Tim brings a significant track record of success and superb life industry ... Read the full article

Chubb announces key appointments within Global Markets marine team

5th June 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer Chubb has announced the continued expansion of its Marine team within Chubb Global Markets (CGM) with a number of key appointments. Frank Chu joins the expanding team as Marine Cargo Underwriter. In this role, he will be tasked with strengthening the overall capability of the existing Cargo ... Read the full article

Former Everest Re exec Daryl Bradley joins Palomar’s Board of Directors

5th June 2020

Palomar Holdings, Inc. has revealed that Daryl Bradley has been elected to its Board of Directors at the firm's 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 28th, 2020. Bradley brings almost four decades of industry experience to Palomar. During his career, he has held numerous roles with Everest Re, most ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s reveals members of new single governing body

5th June 2020

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has confirmed the members of its newly formed Council, effective June 1st, 2020. In May of last year, Lloyd's proposed the merger of its Franchise Board into the Lloyd's Council as part of its ongoing mission for increased efficiency. Later in the ... Read the full article

AXIS Re appoints Bobby Kwan as Senior Underwriter for Property

5th June 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has named Bobby Kwan as Senior Underwriter for Property Lines, effective August 17th, 2020. In his new role, Kwan will work alongside the Asia Pacific Property Team to manage the reinsurer's Property book of business across the region. He will ... Read the full article

Generali Global Business Lines establishes new organisational structure

4th June 2020

Generali Global Business Lines (GBL) and Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) has announced a series of key appointments and changes to organisational structure. Within GC&C, Samuele Borghi joins as Head of Global Corporate & Commercial ACEER, directly reporting to Manlio Lostuzzi and also to the Chief Insurance Officer Property & ... Read the full article

Munich Re adds new execs to US divisions

4th June 2020

Munich Re has announced that Cathy Smith and Kam Jha have taken up new executive positions at its US subsidiaries Munich Re America Services, Inc. and American Modern. Smith has been appointed Chief Risk and Underwriting Officer at Munich Re America Services, while Jha will succeed Smith as Senior Vice President, ... Read the full article

QBE NA adds Woosley as SVP, Broker Management & Sales Operations

4th June 2020

QBE North America has announced the appointment of Thaddeus Woosley as Senior Vice President, Broker Management & Sales Operations. Before joining QBE in February 2020, Woosley worked at Aon for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently at Aon, he served as Vice President – Global ... Read the full article

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