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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.

Everest Insurance adds Bill Pollert to Marketing & Distribution team

19th October 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Bill Pollert as a Director in its New York based Marketing & Distribution team. Pollert joins Everest Insurance from Marsh USA where he has worked for the last 14 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager ... Read the full article

Protective names Jay Nichols as Interim CEO

19th October 2018

Protective Insurance Corporation (formerly Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.) has appointed Jay Nichols as Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of the company's CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) W. Randall Birchfield. Nichols served as CEO of global property and casualty (P&C) reinsurer AXIS ... Read the full article

PIC appoints Head of Corporate Development and Strategy

18th October 2018

Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC), a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension funds, has announced the appointment of Simon Abel as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy. In this role, Abel will be responsible for developing, communicating, executing and sustaining PIC’s corporate initiatives, including corporate bond issues, and will report to ... Read the full article

TigerRisk adds Jonathan Hughes to London Retro team

18th October 2018

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the appointment of Jonathan Hughes as a Partner in its London-based Retro team. Hughes joins TigerRisk from Aon, where he most recently served as a Senior Broker specialising in retro and other protections for Lloyd’s Syndicates. Prior to that, he ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson establishes new claims resolutions team

17th October 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has established a new Resolutions team to support financial recovery efforts related to its clients’ most significant, complex and contested insurance claims. Willis Towers Watson said that the team will extend its traditional claim advocacy services into the dispute resolution arena to provide ... Read the full article

Mayer Brown adds insurance expertise to London Corporate & Specialties practice

17th October 2018

Global law firm Mayer Brown has appointed Jeremy Hill as a Senior Counsel in its London Corporate & Securities Practice, where he will support the expansion of corporate insurance work as a member of the wider Global Insurance Industry Group. Hill has more than 30 years’ experience as a transactional lawyer ... Read the full article

StarStone names John Hendrickson Group CEO

17th October 2018

Global specialty insurer StarStone has announced the appointment of John Hendrickson as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Hendrickson replaces Demian Smith, who resigned from the company in September of this year after eight years with the firm. Hendrickson brings more than 35 years of industry experience to the ... Read the full article

Stonybrook creates new Ventures Division, led by Sandra Familet

16th October 2018

Stonybrook Capital, an insurance sector-focused merchant and investment banking firm, has established a new Ventures Division and appointed Sandra Familet to lead it. The division will aim to combine Stonybrook’s various investment fund initiatives under a single umbrella, bringing a more focused and coordinated approach to this area, the company said. Familet ... Read the full article

Liberty adds cyber underwriter to Zurich office

16th October 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Roland Heinesch to serve in a newly-created cyber underwriter role in its Zurich office. Reporting to Felix Böni, Switzerland General Manager, Heinesch will be responsible for the development of LSM’s cyber book in the region. Prior to joining Liberty in ... Read the full article

Victor appoints Eric Solash as Head of Capital Markets

16th October 2018

Victor Insurance Holdings, the managing general underwriter previously known as The Schinnerer Group, has announced the appointment of Eric Solash to the newly created position of Global Head of Capital Markets. In this role, Solash will be responsible for developing Victor’s capital markets strategies globally across all classes of property ... Read the full article

José Manuel Fonseca appointed Chairman of Brokerslink

16th October 2018

Global broking business Brokerslink has appointed José Manuel Fonseca to replace Grégory Allard as chairman, who steps down after a two-year tenure. One of Brokerslink's original founders, Fonseca has overseen the successful transformation of the business from global network to international broker. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MDS Group and ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal appoints Marcello Lombardini to Director role

15th October 2018

ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, an international underwriter of specialty re/insurance, has appointed Marcello Lombardini as Distribution and Business Development Director. Lombardini joins from Banca IFIS, where he most recently served as Senior Insurance Consultant. In his new role, he will report to Giovanni Tucci, Managing Director of ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s welcomes new CEO John Neal

15th October 2018

John Neal has today been welcomed by Lloyd’s as its new Chief Executive Officer; he replaces Inga Beale who has led the specialist re/insurance marketplace for the past five years. Neal, whose appointment was approved unanimously by a meeting of the Council of Lloyd’s, most recently served as Group CEO of ... Read the full article

RFIB Singapore appoints Simon McCrum as Managing Director, Asia Pacific

15th October 2018

RFIB Group Limited, the international Lloyd’s re/insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Simon McCrum as Managing Director, Asia Pacific at RFIB Singapore. McCrum takes up his position with immediate effect and will be reporting to Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Chris Bracegirdle. Subject to the appropriate regulatory/ministry approvals, he will be ... Read the full article

JLT FAC names Joe Ameruoso as Head of North America Construction Casualty

15th October 2018

JLT FAC, the facultative reinsurance division of broker JLT Re (North America) Inc., has announced the appointment of Joe Ameruoso as Head of North America Construction Casualty, Facultative. Ameruoso will be based in JLT FAC’s New York Office, and joins the company from Starr Indemnity & Liability Co in Primary Construction, ... Read the full article

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