AXA XL appoints CEO for UK and Lloyd’s market

AXA XL appoints CEO for UK and Lloyd’s market

AXA XL appoints CEO for UK and Lloyd’s market

Sean McGovern has been appointed as CEO, UK and Lloyd’s market, at AXA XL. The insurer said he had been performing the role on an interim basis for some months and has now been confirmed on a permanent basis, subject to regulatory approval. AXA XL’s CEO Scott Gunter said: “Sean’s deep understanding of AXA XL’s business, coupled with his significant…

BMS Group appoints head of Asia operations

BMS Group appoints head of Asia operations

BMS Group appoints head of Asia operations

Independent specialist (re)insurance broker BMS Group has appointed Sandra Lee as the head of its operations in Asia. Ms Lee, who is currently based in Hong Kong, will join BMS from Aon upon completion of current contractual obligations. The appointment is subject to regulatory approvals. Ms Lee has been heading Aon’s transactions liability team in Asia since 2012. Prior to…

AGCS announces major shakeup to ‘rebuild’ profitability

AGCS announces major shakeup to ‘rebuild’ profitability

AGCS announces major shakeup to ‘rebuild’ profitability

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is embarking on a major ‘New AGCS’ global transformation programme to “rebuild” profitability, which will see a regional shakeup, a new head of multinational, appointments from AIG, AXA and ARGO, and put technical underwriting before growth. The move follows news last month that S&P has revised its outlook on AGCS from stable to negative.…

AGCS in board shakeup as Browne and Mai depart

AGCS in board shakeup as Browne and Mai depart

AGCS in board shakeup as Browne and Mai depart

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has shaken up its board of management and made Henning Haagen head of all regional units other than North America, which will remain under Bill Scaldaferri. Current regions and markets officers Sinéad Browne and Hartmut Mai will leave the group. The move follows last week’s news that S&P has revised AGCS’s outlook from stable…

SRS looks for Latin American expansion with new appointment

SRS looks for Latin American expansion with new appointment

SRS looks for Latin American expansion with new appointment

Captive manager Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) is to boost its presence in Latin America with the appointment of Luis Delgado as vice-president – Latin America. He will have responsibility for developing and managing business for Latin American-owned captives across the firm. Mr Delgado is a native Colombian and will be based in SRS’s Bermuda office. He joins SRS from JLT…

Marsh JLT Specialty boosts renewable energy team

Marsh JLT Specialty boosts renewable energy team

Marsh JLT Specialty boosts renewable energy team

Marsh JLT Specialty has boosted its renewable energy team with the appointment of Joanne Silberberg as Canadian renewable energy leader and Dan Gumsley as account manager in the renewable energy team. Marsh said the appointments come as it further expands in the global renewable energy sector. Ms Silberberg, who joined Marsh in 2004, takes up the newly created role having…

HDI Global reshuffles management board with liability and German appointments

HDI Global reshuffles management board with liability and German appointments

HDI Global reshuffles management board with liability and German appointments

HDI Global has made several major changes to its management board following the departure of Frank Harting, head of industry division and corporate in Germany, with Andreas Luberichs named as his replacement and Mukadder Erdönmez appointed head of liability. Dr Erdönmez will join HDI Global in September from AXA XL, where he is head of international casualty Europe, Africa and…

AXA XL names Xavier Veyry CEO of Eurasia

AXA XL names Xavier Veyry CEO of Eurasia

AXA XL names Xavier Veyry CEO of Eurasia

AXA XL has named Xavier Veyry CEO of Asia and Europe, as the firm continues to build its new leadership team. Mr Veyry is currently CEO of AXA China but will step down from the role later this year to lead AXA XL’s Eurasia business from Dublin. He is also chairman of AXA Tianping in China and AXA General Insurance…

Paul Owens to join Strategic Risk Solutions as independent director

Paul Owens to join Strategic Risk Solutions as independent director

Paul Owens to join Strategic Risk Solutions as independent director

Paul Owens is to join the board of directors of Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS). Mr Owens will serve as an independent director as well as a strategic adviser to SRS. According to SRS, he is a well-known figure in the global captive industry and was most recently CEO of Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) global captive practice. Mr Owens has more…

New organisational structure for Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

New organisational structure for Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

New organisational structure for Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

Generali has announced a new organisational structure for its Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) and Generali Global Business Lines (GBL) divisions. New appointments have been made in order to strengthen the management teams and “further enhance strategy execution”. Manlio Lostuzzi, CEO of GC&C, said: “In order to accelerate our Strategy 2021 – Lifetime Partner, we have established this new…

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