Sedgwick appoints client services head for international

Sedgwick appoints client services head for international

Sedgwick appoints client services head for international

Risk and benefits services firm Sedgwick has appointed Wayne Manning as head of client services for its international unit. Mr Manning joins Sedgwick with more than 25 years’ experience in insurance and claims, including most recently at Crawford & Co where he worked until November last year as vice-president of global account management. Sedgwick said Mr Manning brings expertise in…

AIG appoints new global head of multinational

AIG appoints new global head of multinational

AIG appoints new global head of multinational

AIG has appointed Allison Barrett as global head of multinational, general insurance. She is to join AIG on 9 December and will be based in New York. AIG said that in this new role, Ms Barrett “will drive the execution of general insurance’s multinational strategic plan and lead the worldwide delivery of the company’s multinational expertise and capabilities across product…

Sompo International changes CEO as it plans international growth

Sompo International changes CEO as it plans international growth

Sompo International changes CEO as it plans international growth

Sompo International has announced that Mikio Okumura will take over as CEO from Nigel Frudd at the beginning of 2020, as the firm positions itself for global expansion. The company explained that all international business will be moved to specialty P&C insurer and reinsurer Sompo International Holdings (SIH) by 2020, to “establish a truly integrated global platform”. Mr Okumura is…

AGCS confirms Fischer Hirs to be replaced by Müller with renewed focus on profitability

AGCS confirms Fischer Hirs to be replaced by Müller with renewed focus on profitability

AGCS confirms Fischer Hirs to be replaced by Müller with renewed focus on profitability

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Allianz have confirmed that Joachim Müller will become CEO of the group’s industrial lines insurer after Chris Fischer Hirs steps down on 30 November. Mr Müller is currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs, the P&C insurer of Allianz Deutschland, and Allianz Beratungs-und Vertriebs (ABV), the sales company of Allianz Deutschland. Andreas Kanning, currently a board…

Willis appoints head of international property

Willis appoints head of international property

Willis appoints head of international property

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Andrzej Danyluk as head of international property, London. Mr Danyluk joins Willis from JLT, where he was head of the London power broking team. In his new role, Mr Danyluk will take responsibility for growing WTW’s international property portfolio, which is placed in London for the broker’s worldwide offices. He takes up the post…

Fidelis to work with new MGA on product recall and contamination

Fidelis to work with new MGA on product recall and contamination

Fidelis to work with new MGA on product recall and contamination

Fidelis Insurance is to provide underwriting capacity for a new managing general agent (MGA) writing product recall and product contamination coverage. Fidelis Insurance, a privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, has taken an equity stake in new MGA Perigon Product Recall Limited. According to Fidelis, Perigon’s focus will be product recall and product contamination coverage for food and beverage producers, restaurant…

New chairman for Ed Bermuda

New chairman for Ed Bermuda

New chairman for Ed Bermuda

Global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Ed has appointed John Turner as chairman of Ed Bermuda. According to Ed, the newly created role will enable Mr Turner “to provide hands-on support to realise the potential of the recently formed operation”. He will report to Chris Bonard, CEO of Ed Bermuda. Mr Turner joins from Aon, where he was most recently…

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Peter Carter as the new leader of its global captive practice within its corporate risk and broking segment. Willis Towers Watson said Mr Carter will lead the global captive practice “and ensure the company’s commitment to excellence for its clients in the space”. Mr Carter will be based in London and will report to John…

Beazley appoints head of US large commercial property

Beazley appoints head of US large commercial property

Beazley appoints head of US large commercial property

Matthew Westhoff has been appointed as head of US large commercial property at specialist insurer Beazley. He will be based in New York and will manage the US-based team, working alongside the property team in London. He will report to Beazley’s global head of commercial property, Simon Jackson. Mr Westhoff brings 16 years of insurance experience and was previously a…

Aon appoints leader to scale best practice across group

Aon appoints leader to scale best practice across group

Aon appoints leader to scale best practice across group

Aon has appointed Michael Moran to lead greater collaboration and scaling of best practices across the broker. He has been appointed as executive vice-president of ‘Delivering Aon United’, with the aim of accelerating a consistent approach to client leadership around the world. Aon said Mr Moran will focus exclusively on “integrating the firm’s go-to-market strategy by expanding the Aon programme…

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