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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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Cover Genius Accelerates US Growth with New Appointments

Cover Genius, the global insurtech leader whose insurance distribution platform provides protection for the customers of some of the world’s largest online companies, has named Darcy Shapiro Chief Operating Officer, Americas, and Amir Massoudi Global Chief Revenue Officer. The appointments reflect Cover Genius’ growth in the US marketplace as it continues to secure new partnerships.

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Generali Makes Senior Investment Appointments

Italian insurer Generali has announced the appointments of Francesco Martorana as Group Chief Investment Officer, Bruno Servant as CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management (GIAM), and Tim Rainsford as CEO of Generali Investments Partners.

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Policybazaar ex-CTO Shailendra Tewari Joins InsurTech GramCover

Insurtech startup, GramCover has announced the appointment of Shailendra Tewari as CTO. Tewari was one of the founding members and the CTO of Policybazaar. At GramCover, Shailendra Tewari will lead the technology vertical to automate various business processes. Thus, he will bridge the gap between technology and business. Further, GramCover aims to make its technology easier and smarter. With Tewari on the team, they aim to analyze and change software processes and journeys.

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Canopius Lines Up Successor to Watson

With over 30 years’ experience in the London insurance industry, Robertson joins Canopius from AXA XL, where he most recently served as CEO of global specialty. There, he oversaw a multi-billion dollar portfolio of business written across a broad global network.

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Zurich Names Penny Seach as CUO for EMEA

Penny Seach, currently Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance, Zurich Hong Kong, has been appointed as Chief Underwriting Officer of the re/insurer’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (MENA) operations, effective March 1st, 2021.

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Omni:us Appoints New CTO Jörg Niestroj

Due to ongoing success in delivering intelligent claims management systems to the North American and European insurance markets, former CTO and omni:us founder Harald Gölles will shift to the newly created role of Chief Software Architect and henceforth focus solely on product development.

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Marsh Secures New Affinity Leader for International Division

Marsh has announced the appointment of Phil Hobson as affinity leader for its international division. Effective January 01, Hobson will join Marsh’s international executive committee and report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh’s international division. Hobson will relocate from Hong Kong to London for the new role.

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Hiscox UK Appoints COO

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Louise Marling as new chief operating officer (COO) for the UK business. Marling joined Hiscox UK in December 2019

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