XL Catlin appoints country head for China

XL Catlin appoints country head for China

XL Catlin appoints country head for China

Phil Xue has been announced as the new chief executive officer and general manager of XL Insurance (China) Co Ltd, pending regulatory approval. Mr Xue will be responsible for coordinating all activity in China. He comes from a ten-year stint at Guy Carpenter, where he was most recently head of south China market and head of the broker’s Shanghai operation,…

Brokerslink appoints new CEO but Fonseca to remain on board

Brokerslink appoints new CEO but Fonseca to remain on board

Brokerslink appoints new CEO but Fonseca to remain on board

Jacqueline Legrand has been appointed as CEO of Brokerslink, to succeed José Manuel Fonseca, who is stepping down to focus his efforts on managing the significant growth of MDS Group, a Brokerslink reference shareholder. However, Mr Fonseca, CEO of MDS Group, will retain the role of founder and board member of Brokerslink. Jacqueline Legrand is chief operating officer and board…

XL Catlin names Tim Powell CUO of international financial lines

XL Catlin names Tim Powell CUO of international financial lines

XL Catlin names Tim Powell CUO of international financial lines

XL Catlin has appointed Tim Powell as chief underwriting officer for international financial lines business. Effective from 1 March, Mr Powell will be promoted from his current post as product group leader for Asia-Pacific financial lines. In his new role, Mr Powell will be responsible for XL Catlin’s financial lines portfolio in all regions outside the US. The company said…

USA Risk appoints new president and CEO

USA Risk appoints new president and CEO

USA Risk appoints new president and CEO

Captive management firm USA Risk Group has appointed Stephen Roseman as president and CEO. He will lead USA Risk’s operational leadership team that has been in place since 2016. The appointment follows the resignation of Gary Osborne who had been with USA Risk for 22 years. Mr Roseman has worked closely with senior management at USA Risk since its acquisition…

Moghrabi moves from Europe as Chubb announces changes to senior leadership team

Moghrabi moves from Europe as Chubb announces changes to senior leadership team

Moghrabi moves from Europe as Chubb announces changes to senior leadership team

Chubb’s Jeff Moghrabi, division president for continental Europe, has been appointed to the newly-created role of senior vice-president, strategic partnerships, Chubb Overseas General. He will be replaced in his former post by Adam Clifford, currently country president for Singapore. Mr Moghrabi’s move follows the strategic cooperation agreement between Chubb and PICC Property & Casualty Company of China, which was announced…

Aspen reshuffles management following fourth-quarter losses

Aspen reshuffles management following fourth-quarter losses

Aspen reshuffles management following fourth-quarter losses

Aspen Insurance has announced that David Cohen, president and chief underwriting officer of Aspen Insurance, will lead the day-to-day management of the insurance business, reporting to group CEO Chris O’Kane. Stephen Postlewhite, CEO of Aspen Insurance, is leaving the business with immediate effect. Chris O’Kane said: “David joined Aspen in November 2015. Since his arrival, he has upgraded the underwriting…

RSA appoints new MD for Global Risk Solutions business

RSA appoints new MD for Global Risk Solutions business

RSA appoints new MD for Global Risk Solutions business

RSA’s UK and international business has appointed Tony Buckle as managing director of Global Risk Solutions (GRS). Mr Buckle will join RSA on 1 February 2018 to head up GRS, which provides wholesale and specialty insurance solutions to large and multinational customers through RSA’s operations in the UK, Europe and the Dubai International Financial Centre. He joins RSA from Swiss…

XL Catlin launches political risk, credit and bond insurance in France

XL Catlin launches political risk, credit and bond insurance in France

XL Catlin launches political risk, credit and bond insurance in France

XL Catlin has started a local political risk underwriting operation in France and Benelux, with the appointment of Eric Zandvliet as head of political risk, credit and bond (PRCB) for the region, based in Paris. Mr Zandvliet has held the role of senior underwriter, PRCB, at XL Catlin since 2014. Bruno Laval, regional manager, France and southern Europe, said: “Large…

AGCS appoints Lars Vissing as head of claims in London

AGCS appoints Lars Vissing as head of claims in London

AGCS appoints Lars Vissing as head of claims in London

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Lars Vissing as head of claims, regional unit, London. From a dual base in London and Copenhagen, Mr Vissing will lead AGCS’s claims teams in the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Russia, the Nordic region, Australia and New Zealand. Mr Vissing will begin the role in February 2018, succeeding Martin Henson who is to…

Aon appoints head of legal for finpro

Aon appoints head of legal for finpro

Aon appoints head of legal for finpro

Aon has named Edward Smerdon as head of legal and technical in its financial and professional services division at its Global Broking Centre (GBC) in London. Mr Smerdon joins Aon from law firm Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold, where he was managing partner. Prior to that, he was a partner at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Aon said Mr Smerdon joins the…

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