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David Brooks and Simon Hogg as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO) and first Chief Information Security Officer (C

Eigen Technologies Appoints First COO and CISO

Eigen Technologies (Eigen), the global intelligent document processing (IDP) provider, today announces the appointment of David Brooks and Simon Hogg as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO) and first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) respectively.

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RT Specialty names new EVP

International specialty insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group has announced the promotion of Michael van Acker to executive vice president of RT Specialty, Ryan Specialty’s wholesale brokerage and binding authority specialty.

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Chris Lay appointed CEO Marsh McLennan UK

Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, today announced the appointment of Chris Lay as CEO Marsh McLennan UK, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Marsh UK, effective 1 March 2023.

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Markel Corporation names Teri Gendron CFO

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Teri Gendron will become its next Chief Financial Officer effective March 20, 2023, succeeding Jeremy Noble who became President of Markel’s insurance operations earlier this year.

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Vertical Insure Raises $2 Million

Vertical Insure, the embedded insurance platform for platforms, today announced it raised $2M in additional financing, bringing its total seed funding raised since inception to $6M. Greenlight Re Innovations led the additional financing, with participation from Groove Capital, Daren Cotter and other strategic angel investors.

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Insurtech predictions for the life sector in 2023

Despite 102 million Americans self-reporting a need for life insurance, market uncertainty, layoffs, and inflation will keep many of them from taking the leap in 2023. Streamlining the purchase funnel, removing friction from the application process, and focusing on value will help carriers claim their share of a more competitive market.

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AI based insurance platform launches

Founded by Nigel Lombard, Peppercorn has created the world’s first conversational AI insurance assistant. Peppercorn’s platform enables customers to benefit from a more responsive and user-friendly experience, from insurance purchase to policy adjustments.

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RGA Names Tony Cheng as President; Anna Manning to Retire at End of Year

The Board of Directors of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) announced today that Tony Cheng has been appointed to the role of President, effective January 4, 2023, succeeding Anna Manning, who remains Chief Executive Officer. Consistent with her long-held plans, Manning will retire from her role as Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2023. The Board plans to appoint Cheng as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2024. The Board has also appointed him to the Board of Directors effective immediately.

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Marsh appoints CEO for Malaysia

Marsh has appointed Chou Sean Chong as CEO of Marsh Insurance Brokers (Malaysia), effective Jan. 1. He is based in Kuala Lumpur and will report to James Addington-Smith, CEO, South Asia, Marsh.

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Zurich names new group CUO

Zurich Insurance Group has announced that Penny Seach, currently chief underwriting officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will be promoted to the role of group chief underwriting officer effective Jan. 1. Seach will report to Sierra Signorelli, CEO of commercial insurance.

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Allianz Partners selects new CEO

Allianz Partners has today announced the appointment of a new chief executive with Tomas Kunzmann primed to step into the role, effective from July 1, 2022. Kunzmann will take over from Sirma Boshnakova, who was appointed board member of Allianz SE earlier this year.

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Chubb announces new head of marine for global markets

Chubb has announced the appointment of David Kirk as head of marine for Chubb Global Markets (CGM), the company’s London market wholesale and specialty business including its Lloyd’s platform. Kirk is currently cargo product head and deputy head of marine at CGM.

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CoverGo Raises $15M in Series A Funding

CoverGo, a global enterprise no-code SAAS insurance platform, secured $15 million in Series A funding led by California-based SemperVirens VC with participation from U.S. venture capital firms SixThirty, Tribeca Early Stage Partners, and Fresco Capital.

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Swiss Re announces new CEO and country president

Swiss Re has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as the new CEO reinsurance China and China country president, while Katie McGrath will succeed him as the regional CEO for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in North America, both subject to regulatory approvals.

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WTW hires data science leader

WTW has announced the appointment of Pardeep Bassi as global position leader in data science for the company’s insurance consulting and technology business. In the newly created role, Bassi will lead the advancement of the unit’s data science capability globally, building on WTW’s analytics and data science software, Emblem and Radar.

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Brit appoints Bilge Mert as Chief Technology Officer

The past two years have been tumultuous, to say the least. Two things we can all agree on is that life is not as predictable as we might hope and that change can happen faster than we think. The Covid-19 pandemic posed challenges for all industries across the world and the insurance space is no different.

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Amwins names first chief underwriting officer

Mark Bernacki – who most recently served as executive vice president of Amwins Group’s underwriting division and president of Amwins Special Risk Underwriters – has now become the first chief underwriting officer at Amwins.

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One Inc. names new CEO

Insurance industry payments processing company One Inc. has hired a new chief executive officer with more than 25 years of industry experience and a goal of expediting “the death of the physical check.”

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Capital One Marketing Veteran Joins Metromile to Lead Growth and Nationwide Expansion

Metromile, Inc. (NASDAQ: MILE, MILEW), a leading digital insurance platform and pay-per-mile auto insurer, today announced Capital One marketing veteran Troy Dye will join the company in the new role of Senior Vice President, Growth on May 24, 2021. He will oversee a fast-growing team of growth, acquisition, brand and marketing professionals as a member of the leadership team.

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Metromile Hires CFO from Expedia Group

Metromile, Inc. (NASDAQ: MILE, MILEW), a leading digital insurance platform and pay-per-mile auto insurer, today announced Regi Vengalil will join the company as Chief Financial Officer on May 24, 2021.

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AXA Appoints New Group Chief Innovation Officer

AXA has announced that Jef Van In, currently CEO of AXA Belgium, has been appointed CEO of AXA Next and group chief innovation officer, effective July 01. He will report to Antimo Perretta, CEO of AXA Europe and a member of AXA’s management committee.

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New York Life Names William Cassidy CIO

Cassidy served as SVP and head of shared services technology, overseeing enterprise computing services, enterprise architecture, enterprise data, information security, digital, and technology strategy planning.

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