AGCS appoints new CEO for South America

AGCS appoints new CEO for South America

AGCS appoints new CEO for South America

A new regional leader for the South American business of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has been appointed. Glaucia Smithson is to join AGCS as CEO of South America, succeeding Angelo Colombo, who leaves AGCS in the autumn. Ms Smithson will join AGCS on 12 August this year, subject to regulatory approval. She will be based in São…

Allied World CEO Carmilani takes on new Fairfax role, with Iglesias named as successor

Allied World CEO Carmilani takes on new Fairfax role, with Iglesias named as successor

Allied World CEO Carmilani takes on new Fairfax role, with Iglesias named as successor

Allied World CEO Scott Carmilani has left his role to take on a new job at Fairfax Insurance, the (re)insurance arm of Allied World’s parent company Fairfax Financial. Mr Carmilani will work with Fairfax Insurance’s president Andy Barnard and president of Fairfax Financial Paul Rivett, to boost growth and put in place “collaborative initiatives” across Fairfax’s global operations. Lou Iglesias,…

New credit and political risk underwriter for Canopius Asia-Pacific

New credit and political risk underwriter for Canopius Asia-Pacific

New credit and political risk underwriter for Canopius Asia-Pacific

Global specialty (re)insurer Canopius has appointed Jamie Jeffers as underwriter, credit and political risk, Canopius Asia-Pacific. The appointment is effective from 9 September 2019. Mr Jeffers will join Canopius from Willis Towers Watson, where he served as executive director, financial solutions – credit and political risk. He will be based in Singapore and will report to Yann Marmonier, head of…

Sompo International shakes up commercial P&C operation as global CEO steps down

Sompo International shakes up commercial P&C operation as global CEO steps down

Sompo International shakes up commercial P&C operation as global CEO steps down

Sompo International has restructured its commercial P&C business as global insurance CEO John Kuhn steps down from the role. The new line-up sees Michael Chang, Graham Evans and Christopher Sparro promoted to co-lead the international operation. Along with Stephen Young, CEO of reinsurance, they will report to Christopher Gallagher, CEO of Sompo International commercial P&C. Mr Chang joined Sompo International…

New global leadership positions for AGCS in ART and crisis management

New global leadership positions for AGCS in ART and crisis management

New global leadership positions for AGCS in ART and crisis management

Christof Bentele has been appointed to the newly created position of head of global client management for the alternative risk transfer (ART) line of business at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), with immediate effect. In this new role, Mr Bentele will oversee the management of existing client and broker relationships – and the building of new ones –…

Lloyd’s binding authority approval for Canopius Australia & Pacific

Lloyd’s binding authority approval for Canopius Australia & Pacific

Lloyd’s binding authority approval for Canopius Australia & Pacific

Canopius’s recently established branch, Canopius Australia & Pacific in Sydney, has gained binding authority approval from Lloyd’s. Canopius also announced four appointments to the Sydney branch. It said the appointments “support Canopius’s ambition to expand in the Asia-Pacific region by targeting a combination of SME business via coverholders and wholesale direct and facultative”. Suzanne White has joined Canopius as accident…

Aon expands executive roles

Aon expands executive roles

Aon expands executive roles

Aon has expanded the roles of five key leadership positions within its global broking and specialty businesses. Gerard Guterl and Lee Meyrick become co-leaders of global specialties business, in addition to their existing roles as CEO of professional services and marine. They will both report to Lambros Lambrou, who became CEO of Aon Commercial Risk Solutions earlier this year. At…

New board members for Geneva Association

New board members for Geneva Association

New board members for Geneva Association

The Geneva Association has elected four new board members, from Ping An Insurance Company of China, Prudential Financial, The People’s Insurance Company of China, and Aviva. The Geneva Association is the global organisation of insurance and reinsurance chief executive officers. The four new members of the board are: Yuansiong Lee, co-CEO, Ping An Insurance Company of China; Charles F Lowrey,…

AGCS announces new global leadership roles for aviation and marine

AGCS announces new global leadership roles for aviation and marine

AGCS announces new global leadership roles for aviation and marine

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Tom Fadden as AGCS global head of aviation, with immediate effect. On 1 July 2019, Ulrich Kadow will be appointed as AGCS global head of marine. Both will report directly to chief underwriting officer specialty Paul O’Neill, who will directly oversee the energy line of business on an interim basis. Mr…

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty opens France office

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty opens France office

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty opens France office

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has established a new office in Paris after receiving its insurance licence in France. BHSI has appointed François-Xavier d’Huart as country manager. BHSI will underwrite property, casualty, and executive and professional lines in France with immediate effect. The company said it expects to launch several other products in the months ahead. “We are pleased to continue…

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