Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

XL Catlin has appointed Steven Bauman as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America. Until recently he was head of captive services at Zurich Insurance Group. He will be based in New York and report to Matthew Latham, XL Catlin’s global head of captive programmes. “New business risks continue to emerge and regulatory issues are growing more…

AXA Poland set to grow employee benefit business with multinationals top target

AXA Poland set to grow employee benefit business with multinationals top target

AXA Poland set to grow employee benefit business with multinationals top target

AXA’s Polish insurance company has paved the way to expand its employee benefits business and increase its list of global clients. AXA Poland has announced that it will work more closely with MAXIS Global Benefits Network (GBN), a global employee benefits network founded by MetLife and AXA in 1998, with ambitions to become the largest player in the local market.…

Generali appoints new country manager for France

Generali appoints new country manager for France

Generali appoints new country manager for France

Generali has appointed Jean-Laurent Granier as country manager for France and président directeur général of Generali France, with effect from 1 June 2017. He will also join the group management committee of Assicurazioni Generali. The current président directeur général of Generali France, Eric Lombard, will continue to assist the group CEO on strategic and institutional affairs and will maintain the…

New HK insurance watchdog makes senior appointments

New HK insurance watchdog makes senior appointments

New HK insurance watchdog makes senior appointments

The Insurance Authority (IA), Hong Kong’s new independent industry watchdog, has announced a number of senior appointments before it commences operations in late June. The appointments include John Leung Chi-yan, the current head of the existing Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, who will become chief executive of the IA when it takes over regulatory duties for Hong Kong’s insurance…

Willis Towers Watson reshuffles global FINEX senior management

Willis Towers Watson reshuffles global FINEX senior management

Willis Towers Watson reshuffles global FINEX senior management

Willis Towers Watson has announced a series of senior appointments across its global FINEX business – the company’s financial, executive and professional risk specialty group, part of its corporate risk and broking segment. Jeremy Wall has been made chairman of global FINEX and head of FINEX for all regions outside North America. London-based Mr Wall joined Willis Towers Watson in…

Brit boosts specialty division with Singapore hire

Brit boosts specialty division with Singapore hire

Brit boosts specialty division with Singapore hire

Brit Ltd has appointed David Lim as CEO, Brit Global Specialty Singapore with effect from 15 May 2017. Following the appointment, Mr Lim, together with Charles Barrett, chief underwriting officer, Asia Pacific, will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities and establishing new lines of business for Brit Singapore. Mr Lim joins Brit from ArgoGlobal, where he was most recently head…

QBE North America appoints head of multinational

QBE North America appoints head of multinational

QBE North America appoints head of multinational

QBE North America has appointed Richard Friesenhahn as head of multinational for North America. Based in New York, he will report to Kathleen Zortman, president, property & casualty, QBE North America. QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Insurance Group, said that in his new role, Mr Friesenhahn will leverage QBE’s capabilities to grow and expand the company’s multinational…

Maxis GBN confirms global leadership team

Maxis GBN confirms global leadership team

Maxis GBN confirms global leadership team

Maxis Global Benefits Network (Maxis GBN) has confirmed its new global leadership team following its recent relocation to new London headquarters. The firm, an international employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and AXA, has recruited Jerome Picon as its head of finance & operations and promoted Patsy Langridge to global director, marketing & communications. Jerome Picon joins from AXA Bank…

Ironshore Environmental promotes Thomas Duggan to chief claims officer post

Ironshore Environmental promotes Thomas Duggan to chief claims officer post

Ironshore Environmental promotes Thomas Duggan to chief claims officer post

Ironshore Environmental has promoted Thomas Duggan to the position of chief claims officer overseeing specialty market claims management and processes throughout its global platform. Mr Duggan will be located in Ironshore’s New York office, reporting to Mike Mitrovic, president of global claims. Prior to his appointment, Mr Duggan was the unit’s claims director. Mr Duggan’s past experience includes 10 years…

Chubb invests in international information technology practice

Chubb invests in international information technology practice

Chubb invests in international information technology practice

Chubb has announced the heads of its information technology industry practice for overseas general insurance. Tim Stapleton, currently product head for cyber and technology E&O insurance for overseas general insurance, has been made information technology industry practice leader for overseas general. Based in London, Mr Stapleton will have oversight of the practice and will be responsible for implementing underwriting strategy.…

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