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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.

Former Zurich exec Jane Hayes joins LMA as underwriting director

22nd January 2020

The Lloyd’s Market Association has appointed Jane Hayes as underwriting director, effective February 3. Hayes joins from Zurich having most recently served as Chief Underwriting Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is expected to play a key role in working with the Corporation of Lloyd’s, LMA’s members and the market in ... Read the full article

Arch appoints Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

21st January 2020

Bermuda based insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced the promotion of Jay Rajendra to Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. Rajendra has been with the firm since August 2016, previously serving as Arch Capital Group's Chief Analytics Officer. Prior to Arch, he worked at XL Catlin from 2012 to 2016 ... Read the full article

Everest Re hires Artur Klinger from NewRe to head up Continental Europe

21st January 2020

Global reinsurance and insurance firm Everest Re has announced the high profile hiring of Artur Klinger to the role of Head of Continental Europe, succeeding the retiring Stephan Knipper. Artur Klinger is set to join the Everest Reinsurance Division in mid-to-late 2020, taking on the role of Managing Director of Continental ... Read the full article

Apollo Syndicate Management names Chris Moore as Head of ibott

21st January 2020

Apollo Syndicate Management, the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Chris Moore as Head of ibott and Deputy Active Underwriter of ibott’s special purpose arrangement (SPA) 1971 at Lloyd’s. Effective immediately, Moore will report to Matt Newman, Group Head of Casualty at Apollo. The ibott (insuring businesses of ... Read the full article

Hyperion X bolsters leadership team with three hires

21st January 2020

Hyperion X, the data and technology focused unit of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced a series of key leadership appointments. Mark Shumway, who joined the firm late last year as head of strategic advisory, becomes head of advisory. He was recently employed by reinsurance broker JLT Re as the firm’s ... Read the full article

Chaucer promotes James Wright to Chief Risk Officer

21st January 2020

Specialty international insurance and reinsurance group, Chaucer, has promoted James Wright to Chief Risk Officer (CRO), effective April 1st, 2020. In his new role, Wright takes responsibility for the direction, performance and management of the company's enterprise wide risk management framework, which includes underwriting risk management, and exposure management. He has been ... Read the full article

PartnerRe’s Sforza appointed Hamilton SVP, US property reinsurance head

20th January 2020

Specialty re/insurer Hamilton has appointed Brad Sforza to the role of senior vice president, head of property reinsurance for its new US reinsurance platform. Sforza brings 20 years of industry experience to the role and joins from PartnerRe, having most recently served as vice president, property and multiline treaty. He joins the ... Read the full article

Aon’s Helene Madell named CBO for Commercial Risk, Health & Affinity UK

20th January 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has appointed Helene Madell as Chief Broking Officer (CBO) for Commercial Risk Solutions, Health Solutions and Affinity in the UK, effective April 6th, 2020. Madell currently serves as Chief Broking Officer for Commercial Risk Solutions, Health Solutions and Affinity for the broker in the Pacific ... Read the full article

Pool Re Solutions appoints Head of Risk Management

20th January 2020

UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer, Pool Re, has announced the appointment of Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth as Head of Risk Management within Pool Re Solutions. In his new role, Medhurst-Cocksworth will be tasked with leading the risk management services offered by Pool Re Solutions, a recently established specialist unit designed to help UK insurers ... Read the full article

AmTrust Title Insurance appoints Michael Bebon to EVP role

20th January 2020

AmTrust Title Insurance Company, the title insurance subsidiary of P&C re/insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has appointed Michael Bebon as Senior Executive Vice President of Direct Operations. He joins the company after 32 years as a sales executive with Lawyers Title / Commonwealth Land Title. During this career, Bebon has insured over $600 ... Read the full article

Zurich boosts underwriting & claims capability in Australia & New Zealand

20th January 2020

Global insurer Zurich has announced three new leadership appointments within its General Insurance operation in Australia and New Zealand, as it looks to strengthen its underwriting and claims capability. In underwriting, Zurich has named Alex Morgan, currently the Head of Specialty for Commercial Insurance for Zurich's Asia Pacific region, as Head ... Read the full article

FM Global appoints Alonso as SVP, division manager of AFM

20th January 2020

Commercial property insurer FM Global has appointed Gerry L. Alonso as senior vice president, division manager of AFM. AFM specialises in insuring middle market clients and recently announced the appointment of James Galloway as an Executive Vice President tasked with overseeing the firm’s international operations. Alonso currently serves as FM Global’s ... Read the full article

Chris Castaldo appointed QBE North America CFO

17th January 2020

The North American division of global insurer QBE has appointed Chris Castaldo to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2020. Based in New York, he will also serve as a member of the QBE North America executive committee and report to Todd Jones, Chief Executive Officer, QBE North America. Castaldo ... Read the full article

Marsh adds Aon’s Quintal as managing director in FI practice

17th January 2020

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed Jacqueline Quintal as a managing director in its US financial institutions practice. Quintal brings 15 years’ insurance experience to Marsh and joins from Aon, having most recently served as financial institutions industry leader. Based in New York, she will deliver industry-leading transactional and risk advisory solutions ... Read the full article

AXA-backed insurtech Sayata Labs adds King Flynn from Beazley

17th January 2020

Sayata Labs, an insurtech start-up focused on cyber risk assessment for insurers and SMBs, has appointed King Flynn as head of insurance. Flynn joins the Sayata executive team and will report to Chief Executive Officer, Asaf Lifshitz. As head of insurance, he will lead the company's growth and distribution strategy to deliver ... Read the full article

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