Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Christian Hinsch will step down from his role as CEO of HDI Global, the industrial lines insurer of Talanx group, after its AGM on 9 May and will be replaced by Edgar Puls. Mr Puls is currently in charge of HDI Global’s property, engineering, marine, multi-risk and European division. Talanx said the move completes a “generational renewal” at board level.…

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis Towers Watson has tapped Marsh for its new head of marine broking, and power and utilities CEEMA region leader. Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Ripton as head of broking, global marine in its corporate risk and broking unit. Mr Ripton joins Willis’s global marine team from Marsh, where he worked as CEO for UK marine business. In his…

ArgoGlobal appoints CUO for Europe and Asia

ArgoGlobal appoints CUO for Europe and Asia

ArgoGlobal appoints CUO for Europe and Asia

Lloyd’s insurer ArgoGlobal has appointed Alfredo Alonso chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Asia. Mr Alonso will take up the post in London this month, where he will report to Matt Harris, group head of international operations. Mr Alonso joins ArgoGlobal from RSA, where he worked in chief underwriting roles for the past seven years and most recently…

New head of global operations for Lloyd’s

New head of global operations for Lloyd’s

New head of global operations for Lloyd’s

Lloyd’s has appointed Hayley Spink as head of global operations. According to Lloyd’s, in her new role she will provide operational leadership for Lloyd’s’ internal and market-wide programmes, reporting to chief operating officer Shirine Khoury-Haq. Ms Spink joined Lloyd’s in 2007 and has served in a variety of operational leadership roles, where she has implemented and overseen Lloyd’s operations all…

Brokerslink names Christos Gavriel regional manager for Europe

Brokerslink names Christos Gavriel regional manager for Europe

Brokerslink names Christos Gavriel regional manager for Europe

Brokerslink has named Christos Gavriel regional manager for Europe. Mr Gavriel held various international roles at AIG before running his own business Renaissance Insurance Brokers, a Brokerslink affiliate in Cyprus. In his new role, Mr Gavriel will connect Brokerslink partners and affiliates in 35 European countries and the rest of the network. He will help independent brokers in the region…

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of broking in Asia

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of broking in Asia

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of broking in Asia

Ben Dunston has been appointed as head of broking in Asia by Willis Towers Watson. He will join the Willis Towers Watson team in March and will be based in Singapore. “After a rigorous search process, we are thrilled to announce Ben Dunston as our Asia head of broking. With Ben’s track record and notable reputation within the broking, underwriting…

RSA appoints new chief executive of UK and international division

RSA appoints new chief executive of UK and international division

RSA appoints new chief executive of UK and international division

Scott Egan, chief financial officer (CFO) of RSA since October 2015, has been appointed to the role of chief executive of RSA’s UK and international division. He continues as a member of RSA’s board, reporting to broup CEO Stephen Hester. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. According to RSA, recruitment of a new CFO for RSA is underway and…

Zurich focuses on global A&H business with new appointment

Zurich focuses on global A&H business with new appointment

Zurich focuses on global A&H business with new appointment

Zurich Insurance Group is focusing on accident and health (A&H) business, with the appointment of a new head of A&H underwriting. Drazen Jaksic has been appointed to the role within Zurich’s commercial insurance business. He is based in London and according to Zurich, he will help drive greater consistency and growth across the globe in Zurich’s global A&H portfolio. Zurich…

Pioneer Underwriters forms global financial institutions team

Pioneer Underwriters forms global financial institutions team

Pioneer Underwriters forms global financial institutions team

Pioneer Underwriters has formed a global financial institutions underwriting operation. It said it has unified its financial institutions businesses into one overarching global underwriting operation. This global financial institutions team will be responsible for all financial institutions business written by Pioneer, utilising the same capital base to write business from its offices in London, Brussels and New York. The new team…

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