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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.

Forum of Insurance Lawyers elects Nicola Critchley as President

18th November 2022

The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) has announced that Nicola Critchley, Partner at DWF, has been elected as President, taking over from Stuart Hardy, Partner at BLM Law. Critchley sits on FOIL’s Costs SFT and was also Treasurer of FOIL, and has worked with insurers and self-insureds for more than 20 ... Read the full article

Falcão elected CEO of IRB Brasil Re as Carvalho resigns

17th November 2022

Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Re has announced the resignation of Raphael de Carvalho as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) a little over a year on from his appointment. In an extraordinary board meeting held on November 16th, 2022, the firm's Board of Directors elected Marcos Pessoa de Queiroz Falcão as ... Read the full article

Ryan Specialty opens new Copenhagen office

17th November 2022

Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International has opened an office in Copenhagen, Denmark, becoming the business' fourth office. Transactional Risks International is a part of Ryan Specialty’s Underwriting Managers platform and specialises on the core transactional risk products of warranty and indemnity insurance and commercial tax liability insurance, servicing brokers internationally. The firm ... Read the full article

Gayner to become sole CEO of Markel in January, as Whitt retires

17th November 2022

US re/insurer Markel Corporation has announced that Thomas S. Gayner, currently Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the company, is set to take over as its sole CEO upon the retirement of Co-CEO Richard R. Whitt on January 1st, 2023. Also effective on that date, Jeremy A. Noble, Senior Vice President and ... Read the full article

Ryan Specialty MGU, SUITELIFE hires Patrick McCahill as CUO

17th November 2022

Ryan Specialty MGU, SUITELIFE Underwriting Managers, has appointed Patrick S. McCahill as Chief Underwriting Officer. In addition to his CUO responsibilities, McCahill will also be responsible for broadening the product offerings available through SUITELIFE’s delegated authority. Overall, McCahill brings over 12 years of experience within the insurance industry towards the role. Over the ... Read the full article

One Concern names Tim Kinsella Executive Director, Sales – P&C Insurance

17th November 2022

Climate analytics technology company, One Concern, has appointed Tim Kinsella as Executive Director, Sales - P&C Insurance. Kinsella joins from RMS, where he served for over three years as a Senior Client Director. Before this, Kinsella operated as a Solution Sales Executive for CoreLogic, and has also served at TCoR Consulting ... Read the full article

Hazel McNeilage appointed to Everest Re Board of Directors

16th November 2022

Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Hazel McNeilage as an independent, non-executive member of its Board of Directors, effective immediately. McNeilage has 40 years of global financial services experience with specialisation in investment management, distribution, business and technology transformation, international regulation and governance. Andrade, Everest President and ... Read the full article

QBE Re’s Larson named BMS Re’s Managing Director, Co-Head of casualty broking

16th November 2022

Specialty reinsurance broker, BMS Re, has appointed Christopher Larson as managing director, co-head of casualty broking, effective immediately. Within this role, Larson will be based in New York, where he will report to Sean Ryan, deputy chief executive officer, and immediately contribute to the continued build out of BMS Re’s North ... Read the full article

Martine Gerow joins Board of Directors of SCOR

16th November 2022

SCOR has announced that its Board of Directors has decided, upon the proposal of the Nomination Committee, to co-opt Martine Gerow, CFO of American Express Global Business Travel, as a director, replacing Kory Sorenson. Gerow, a French and American citizen, is a graduate of HEC Paris, and holds an MBA ... Read the full article

Allianz Re names Thorsten Fromhold Chief Group Reinsurance Buyer

16th November 2022

Allianz Re has appointed Thorsten Fromhold as Chief Group Reinsurance Buyer (CGRB), effective January 1, 2023. The role will form a new, dedicated function within the Board of Allianz Re, separate from assumed business. In his role Fromhold will be overseeing all external Allianz reinsurance placements including cessions out of Allianz ... Read the full article

Novidea hires Matt Richards as Head of UK Delivery

16th November 2022

Global insurTech Novidea, has appointed Matt Richards as its new Head of UK Delivery. Within this role, Richards will have overall responsibility for UK customer deliveries to ensure that Novidea consistently meets its customer requirements, as well as its own high standards for excellence in service and delivery for its insurance ... Read the full article

Allianz appoints James Maxwell to new role

16th November 2022

Allianz has appointed James Maxwell to be its new risk director for its commercial business. Reporting to Allianz Holdings chief risk officer, John Berry, Maxwell will have responsibility for overseeing all risk matters within the Commercial lines business and will also serve as a member of the Commercial executive committee. The role ... Read the full article

Domenico Lup named new CEO of Allianz Trade in ASEAN

15th November 2022

Domenico Lup has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz Trade in ASEAN, with effect from 1 December 2022. In his new role, Lup will be responsible for overseeing the trade credit insurer's growth developments in six ASEAN countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Based in Singapore he will report ... Read the full article

SCOR Investment Partners appoints Claire Harding to new role

15th November 2022

SCOR Investment Partners has appointed Claire Harding to be its new director of global consultant relation. The firm made the announcement on LinkedIn, where Alexandre Jaegle, head of sales for the company, welcomed her onboard. Louis Bourrousse, head of business development at the firm, also welcomed Harding to the company. According to her ... Read the full article

Kestrel Group appoints Dan Dijak to new senior role

15th November 2022

The Kestrel Group, a strategic entity created to service program managers, MGAs, reinsurers and reinsurance brokers, has appointed Dan Dijak to be its new senior vice president of business development. Dijak joined the firm at the beginning of the month. His most-recent role was as head of US insurance markets at ... Read the full article