WTW has has appointed Lou Smith to the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business, where she will lead the unit’s Commercial Lines data strategy and expand its digital trading capability.
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Chubb Limited has announced the appointment of Shekar Pannala as Vice President, Chubb Group and Global Chief Information Officer.
Chubb has announced the appointment of Julie Dillman as Executive Vice President, Chubb Group and Digital Transformation Officer, effective January 1, 2022.
Tokio Marine HCC has announced the appointment of Michael Palotay as President of its Cyber & Professional Lines Group, effective January 1st.
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.
Swiss Re announced the appointment of Pravina Ladva as group chief digital & technology officer and member of the group executive committee, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Group Chief Operating Officer Anette Bronder will leave the company, and group operations will be reorganized.
Chubb has announced the appointment of Fran O’Brien to the position of Deputy Chief Risk Officer.
Re/insurance broker Marsh has appointed Justine Mayhew as CEO, UK & Ireland, of Bowring Marsh, Marsh’s international placement business.
Marsh has announced the appointment of Ryan Bond as head of climate and sustainability insurance innovation, effective Jan. 1.
Digital home insurer Hippo hired a former Hiscox executive to be its first Chief Claims Officer, with a mission to expand claims operations for the now publicly-traded California-based InsurTech as it grows nationally.
Global reinsurer MS Amlin AG announced the appointment of Robert Wiest as chief executive officer. Wiest will take up the role on Jan. 3, 2022 and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.
AXA UK has named Willis Towers Watson (WTW) manager David Ovenden (pictured) as the new chief underwriting officer for its commercial business, succeeding long-time executive David Williams, who will be leaving at the end of the year.
Aviva, the UK’s leading insurer, today announces the appointment of Andrea Montague as Chief Risk Officer and John Cummings as Chief Information Officer.
wefox, a full-stack digital insurance company based in Berlin, has announced the appointment of Peter Huber, formerly Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Zurich International, as its Chief Insurance Officer.
Sun Life Financial has appointed Alanna Boyd to the newly-created role of senior vice president and chief sustainability officer.
BriteCore, a leading provider of next-generation core platforms for P&C insurers, today announced the appointment of Ray Villeneuve as CEO and the completion of a $20 million Series C financing.
American International Group (NYSE: AIG) today announced that Peter Zaffino, President & Chief Executive Officer, will assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.
Global reinsurer Swiss Re is set to create a central cyber underwriting team, led by AXA XL’s John Coletti, that will assume responsibility for group’s product development and underwriting activities in the space.
American International Group Inc. has hired former Allianz SE executive Ciara Brady as chief underwriting officer, international casualty, effective Sept. 1.
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) not only has a new global leadership team but is also restructuring the business.
Insurance technology company Joyn Insurance today announced the addition of Uwe Schoberth as Chief Distribution Officer, effective September 1, 2021.
Chubb Announces Two Leadership Appointments Within its North America Property and Wholesale Excess & Surplus Business Units
Matt Booker appointed head of Westchester Property and Inland Marine; Bob Meyer to take on newly created role as Executive Vice President, North America Property.
Supercede, the global reinsurance placement platform built for
dealmakers, today announced the appointment of Aydin Betez, formerly CTO of Willis Re, to lead
the development of its cloud-based digital ecosystem, built for the global reinsurance market.
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, expands regional underwriting capabilities with the addition of senior environmental underwriters –Lindsay Judd, Jay Kao, Angela Case and Igor Pavlo. AXA XL also announced the promotion of Jeffrey Anastasio to lead its Environmental Claims team in North America.
Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson announced that its board of directors has unanimously selected Carl Hess as the company’s new president and next chief executive officer.
AXA XL has appointed Dane Mahoney as Global Head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond (PRCB) Risk Management. Based in New York, Mr. Mahoney will report to Rafael Docavo-Malvezzi, Global Chief Underwriting Officer for PRCB and lead a team of global risk analysts across the Americas, Asia, and the UK.
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has named Jon Drummond as its new head of broking, North America and Matt Romano as head of its mid-market broking solutions (MMBS) business.
Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has appointed Joe Peiser as Commercial Risk Leader for its North American division.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle to its global credit & surety unit as Global Head of Trade Finance.
The Hartford has appointed Claire Burns chief marketing and communications officer effective Sept. 1. Burns will report directly to Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift
Lloyd’s has swooped on a major name for its council. It has brought in Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne, in the role of senior independent director and deputy chair, taking the role previously held by Andy Haste.
Global reinsurer Swiss Re has appointed Barbara Scalzi to lead its automated underwriting solution Magnum in Asia.
AXA XL Insurance has appointed Marine Ress as Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty, APAC & Europe, a Paris based role.
Zurich Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Frank Verkerk to the newly created role of group chief platform officer.
Carrot General Insurance Corp., South Korea’s first digital-only insurance provider, announced that it has raised 100 billion won (US$88.7 million), which equals its founding capital raised in 2019.
SCOR received shareholder approval for all resolutions submitted at its General Meeting today, including for the separation of the roles of Chairman and CEO as Denis Kessler hands over his executive role to Laurent Rousseau.
Dave Brune, the founder, president and CEO of Munich Re’s Digital Partners North America, has taken on a new role in the insurtech space. Brune will use his 30 years of experience in property/casualty insurance to help Cover Genius accelerate its growth in the US, Canada and Latin American markets.
Longtime Nationwide Chief Financial Officer Mark Thresher plans to retire in September after 12 years in the role and 25 years with the insurer, the company announced.
Resolution Life, a long-term manager of legacy life insurance portfolios, has appointed Nardeep Sangha as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Markets.
Hippo Enterprises Inc. (“Hippo”), the home insurance group that created a new standard of care and protection for homeowners, today announced that Lori Dickerson Fouché has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Tokio Marine HCC, a member of Tokio Marine Group, has appointed Jay Ritchie as Chief Executive Officer of its Stop Loss Group after it was announced that Daniel Strusz will be retiring at the end of October.
CLARA Analytics (“CLARA”), the leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the commercial insurance industry, today announced that Heather H. Wilson has been named as Chief Executive Officer.
Insurtech providers Wilbur and BAIS are collaborating to provide improved claims solutions to the global insurance industry
Global insurer Zurich has appointed Neeren Chauhan as Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Development for Zurich North America.
There will soon be a new man at the helm of Gallagher’s reinsurance business, Gallagher Re.
Allianz-owned Euler Hermes has appointed Sarah Murrow as CEO of its UK and Ireland business, with effect from 1 June.
Marsh McLennan has named Nick Studer as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of international management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman Group, effective July 1st, 2021.
There’s breaking news and then there’s “breaking” news and the announcement that Colm Holmes, currently CEO of Aviva General Insurance, will be taking over from Jon Dye as CEO of Allianz Holdings is firmly in the latter bracket.
Spinnaker Insurance Company, a national property and casualty insurer licensed in 50 states and rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, wholly owned by Hippo Enterprises Inc., today announced the appointment of Torben Ostergaard as its new president and chief executive officer.
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.
Anish Jadav has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer for AXA XL P&C in the UK, life insurtech Ethos Technologies Inc. has a more than $2bn (£1.4bn) valuation after a $200m funding round, and home insurtech Kin has raised $63.9m in Series C funding.
The partnership will enhance the company’s U.S. product development and growth in custom-built products and services for partners
Hippo, an insurtech that provides home insurance in 34 states, has announced a series of major additions to its technology organization, including the company’s first CIO and CISO.
This morning we see more funding rounds, major insurers partner to insure global vaccine rollout, and the LMA has announced their new Legal Director.
In the last few hours, WTW released data on last quarter’s record-breaking funding, and other moves and updates in the world of insurtech.
Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd. (“APOLLO”) (TSXV: APLO
Reserved), Canada’s leading online insurance provider for small businesses and individuals, is
pleased to announce that Klaus Salchner has joined the APOLLO team as Chief Technology
Catching up with insurance technology developments involving Thimble and Bold Penguin, Vertafore and Nationwide, and eMaxx.
Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh McLennan, has announced the appointment of Christophe Gaudron as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its French operations, effective January 1st, 2022.
Lloyd’s of London has announced the departure of Sonja Rottiers from her role as European Chief Executive Officer, with Amélie Breitburd set to step into the position.
Lloyd’s of London has announced the departure of Sonja Rottiers from her role as European Chief Executive Officer, with Amélie Breitburd set to step into the position.
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.
Following three years as Executive Director for QBE UK, Cécile Fresneau has been promoted to take the helm of QBE European Operations’ Insurance Division, overseeing the business in Europe and International Markets in addition to the UK.
Allianz SE Reinsurance (Allianz Re), the reinsurance arm of the global insurance carrier, has announced that Holger Tewes-Kampelmann will succeed Amer Ahmed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 1st, 2021.
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Sundeep Khera as Head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s market, and Global Head of Hull.
Ledger Investing, the insurtech and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused venture-backed company, has announced the addition of industry veteran Peter Hancock to its board of directors.
RSA has named appointments for chair and CFO of its UK and International business entities, following the completion of Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover.
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Ashok Krishnan as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.
Global insurer AXA has announced key changes to its senior leadership team as the company looks to successfully execute the strategic plan presented in December last year.
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.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America announced today that Jasmine Jirele has been named president and CEO of Allianz Life, succeeding President and CEO Walter White, who will retire December 31, 2021.
Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TransRe) has announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike Sapnar, will be leaving the company to pursue another opportunity and will be succeeded by the firm’s Co-President of Global Underwriting, Ken Brandt.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that Dr. Cindy Pace, the company’s Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, will add a new reporting line directly to the CEO, underscoring the company’s commitment to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its business strategy.
Nigel Walsh, former Partner at consultancy Deloitte with a focus on InsurTech, has been appointed as the Managing Director in the Americas Financial Services Sales org at Google Cloud.
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has added Samrat Dua to the newly created role of Chief InfoTech and Data Officer for Reinsurance and as a member of the Reinsurance Management Team, effective April 12th, 2021.
Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Sierra Signorelli, currently group chief underwriting officer, to the role of chief executive officer for Commercial Insurance and as a member of the executive committee with immediate effect.
Beazley Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton is leaving to become the group chief executive officer of QBE Insurance Group Ltd. in Australia, the two companies announced. Horton will be succeeded in the role by Adrian Cox, the current chief underwriting officer.
Specialist insurer Beazley has unveiled a new digital business unit to spearhead a transformative approach to how the company develops, underwrites and delivers seamless, intuitive digital insurance solutions for clients and brokers.
Verisk characterizes the appointments as reinforcing its commitment to building cohesive leadership teams that accelerate long-term growth.
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.
Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Michel Büker in a dual role as Head of Lloyd’s Capital and Head of Production, Customised Solutions, EMEA at Willis Re Specialty.
UK insurer Prudential has created a new senior leadership team for its US business, Jackson Financial, ahead of Jackson’s planned separation from the Group.
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.
Satishwar, who joined the company in July 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, will spearhead Aegon Life’s transformation into a digital-only life insurance company.
Michael Mollica to Lead Private/Not-For-Profit Management Liability Business; Stephen Troiano to Head Financial Institutions Management Liability Business
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re’s commercial insurance arm, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), has named Melanie Slack as Head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA Wholesale, effective May 1st, 2021.
Ahead of the proposed combination of global insurance and reinsurance brokerages, Aon and Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the companies have announced the new leadership team, led by Greg Case as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Tiernan, who chairs the International Underwriting Association and serves as managing director of UK commercial lines and global corporate & speciality at Aviva, has been named chief of markets at Lloyd’s. As markets chief, he will be in charge of overseeing market performance and distribution.
The specialist Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has appointed Aviva’s Patrick Tiernan to the newly created role of Chief of Markets, which will see him take oversight of market performance and distribution.
Late last week, Chad Nitschke, chief executive officer of InsurTech Bunker, a contract-related insurance marketplace he co-founded in 2016, announced that he is passing the CEO reins to Jordan Simkin.
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.
Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (HSCM), the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation-focused investment manager, has announced the appointment of Adrian Jones from SCOR as the firm looks to expand its InsurTech and global re/insurance groups.
Bermuda-domiciled specialty insurance and reinsurance group Ascot has appointed its US insurance boss.
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.
The TechCanary founder will lead the expansion of the IVANS strategy and all business functions to accelerate the digitization of agency-insurer-insured connectivity and analytics solutions.
Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Aon, has launched a new London-based platform that matches underwriting expertise with capacity provision through fronting, MGA / MGU and
Life insurer MetLife has announced a series of changes to its senior leadership team, including the retirement of Latin America executive vice president and president
Coverys European Holdings (CEH), a division of Coverys, has added Elisabetta Ibba as Chief Executive Officer of its Lloyd’s broker subsidiary AEC Group. Ibba brings
Andrew Rear has been appointed Chairman of Buckle’s Board. He will continue working as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Partners, a Munich Re company. Rear
SCOR Global P&C is making a number of changes to its organizational structure to be more responsive on a regional basis, according to SCOR Global
A former AXA XL executive joined QBE Insurance in a major leadership role. Jason Harris will have the title of chief executive officer, International Division,
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