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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.

ICA adds Swiss Re’s Sharon Ooi to Board

9th June 2022

The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has announced that Sharon Ooi has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the ICA Board. Ooi is Managing Director, Head of Australia and New Zealand, for Swiss Re, and a member of the Australian Financial Services Council (FSC) Life Board Committee. She ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint appoints Bobby Heerasing to new role as UK country branch manager

9th June 2022

SiriusPoint has appointed Bobby Heerasing as UK country branch manager. The moves follows the link-up between the firm and Mosaic, which was first announced in March. Following, and subject to the close of the transaction as well as Lloyd’s and regulatory approvals, Robert Harman, CEO of SiriusPoint London and managing director ... Read the full article

Liberty GTS names Regional Manager for Asia Pacific

9th June 2022

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Lee as the Liberty GTS Regional Manager, Asia Pacific (APAC). In this role, Lee will continue to report to William Lewis, Head of Asia Pacific for Liberty GTS. Lee is a qualified solicitor specializing in corporate M&A, having previously established his legal ... Read the full article

Insurtech Cytora names Zaheer Hooda as Head of North America

9th June 2022

UK insurtech Cytora has appointed Zaheer Hooda - former Senior Vice President of Data and Digital Enablement for Hiscox USA, as its Head of North America. Within his new role, Hooda will bring his fifteen years of experience within the industry, which includes driving strategic operational and digital transformation projects for ... Read the full article

Sompo International appoints Nicholas Walsh to board of directors

9th June 2022

Sompo International has appointed Nicholas Walsh to its board of directors. The firm said that Walsh 42 years with AIG before retiring in 2014 from his position of vice chairman of AIG Property and Casualty. He also served as executive vice president of AIG. James Shea, executive chairman of the board of ... Read the full article

Aon makes senior UK Capital Advisory hire within Reinsurance Solutions

8th June 2022

Leading global professional services firm, Aon Plc, has appointed Joanna Parsons as strategic growth leader of UK Capital Advisory within the firm’s Reinsurance Solutions. She will be based in London, and will report to Ben Love, UK strategic growth leader for Reinsurance Solutions. Within her new role, Parsons will use her experience ... Read the full article

IQUW appoints Thornton as CFO of Bermuda unit & Group Head of Finance

8th June 2022

Property, commercial and specialty re/insurer IQUW has announced the appointment of Helen Thornton who joins the company as Chief Financial Officer for IQUW Re Bermuda Limited and Group Head of Finance. She joins IQUW from investment manager, Nephila Capital, where she held roles as co-Head of Reinsurance and Chief Operations Officer ... Read the full article

Geneva Association appoints new board members, joins UN initiative

8th June 2022

Industry think tank The Geneva Association has announced the addition of four new members to its Board following a General Assembly, in addition to its decision to join the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). The new Board members are: Lard Friese, CEO, Aegon; Xi LUO, ... Read the full article

DARAG promotes Roth to Global Head of M&A

8th June 2022

DARAG has appointed Alexander Roth to Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), in addition to his existing role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DARAG Europe. Since joining the company in 2016, Roth has held a number of senior positions, including CEO of DARAG Europe, which he was named in ... Read the full article

Ascot appoints Chiolan as EVP, Management & Professional Liability

8th June 2022

Specialty re/insurer Ascot has appointed Brian Chiolan in the newly created position - Executive Vice President, Management & Professional Liability. He will report directly to Matt Kramer, CEO, US Insurance. Within this new role, Chiolan will have oversight responsibility for the re/insurer’s US Management Liability, Financial Institutions, Professional Liability & Cyber portfolios ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s Till Böhmer named CEO at ThaiSri

7th June 2022

Munich Re executive Till Böhmer has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ThaiSri Insurance, the Thai subsidiary of ERGO, Munich Re’s primary insurance arm. Based in Bangkok, Böhmer will take over management of the Thai business from outgoing CEO Karan Chopra. The operations of ThaiSri span more than 133 branches ... Read the full article

WTW announces new hires in M&A & Life Sciences teams in North America

7th June 2022

Leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, WTW, has announced new hires in its Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Life Sciences teams in North America. The first appointment is Stephen J. Feick, who joins WTW as Deputy Director of Life Sciences, North America. Feick has more than twenty years of experience within ... Read the full article

AXIS Re takes new steps in multi-year plan, replaces CEO with Ann Haugh

7th June 2022

Bermuda-based reinsurer AXIS Re has announced that it is to shift its focus to becoming a specialist reinsurer with a commitment to casualty, specialty, A&H, and credit lines. The firm also announced that Steve Arora, current CEO, is to leave and be succeeded by Ann Haugh. The current moves form part ... Read the full article

Chubb promotes Jim Shevlin to Division President of ESIS

7th June 2022

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed Jim Shevlin as Division President of ESIS, reporting to Matt Merna, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Major Accounts. He succeeds Leigh Anne Sherman, who has been appointed Specialty Officer for Chubb’s Middle Market Commercial Insurance business unit in North America. Within his new ... Read the full article

Hippo names McCathron CEO, Wand to serve as Executive Chairman

7th June 2022

Home insurer, Hippo has announced that it has appointed Richard McCathron as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since February 2017, McCathron has served on Hippo’s board of directors and as the company’s President. At the same time, Hippo has announced that Founder and prior CEO, Assaf Wand, has become Executive Chairman of the ... Read the full article