BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

Broker BMS Group has boosted its Bermuda business with the appointment of George Bowring from Price Forbes and Kian Wookey from JLT. BMS said the new recruits will focus on expanding North American liability and property business from Bermuda. Mr Bowring joins BMS after seven years at Price Forbes. He has spent the last three years as a casualty producer…

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Renowned African investor Jyrki Koskelo is to lead Sofala’s advisory board. Mr Koskelo has more than three decades of experience investing in Africa. He worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, for 20 years. As vice-president of global industries, he was responsible for the IFC’s global investment programme, overseeing annual debt and equity investments…

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

The Labuan Financial Services Authority has a new chairman, with the appointment of Datuk Oh Chong Peng. The appointment, which began on 16 October 2018 and runs until 15 February 2020, has been approved by the minister of finance. The Labuan Financial Services Authority said that Mr Datuk Oh has wide experience in financial and other business sectors. He is…

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Marsh has announced two senior leadership appointments within Marsh captive solutions with effect from 1 January 2019. Julie Boucher will assume direct leadership of Marsh’s Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados captive offices, in the newly created role of islands practice leader. Ms Boucher is currently the Americas practice leader and will relocate to Bermuda from Vermont. She has 30 years’ captive…

Keeping one eye on the future

Keeping one eye on the future

Keeping one eye on the future

Business is operating in an unusual environment and is facing uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. That was the stark message from Ansie Ramalho, senior consultant, International Finance Corporation, when addressing delegates at the Cruywagen-Irmsa Risk Lab in Cape Town. Her words were echoed by Elias Masilela, executive chairman of DNA Economics and commissioner of the 1st and 2nd National Planning Commission.…

Marsh names new international and UK client advisory leaders

Marsh names new international and UK client advisory leaders

Marsh names new international and UK client advisory leaders

Marsh has appointed Giampaolo Scarso to the newly created role of client advisory services (CAS) leader for its international division, and named Charlie Netherton as CAS leader UK and Ireland. CAS includes the broker’s global risk consulting, analytics, captive management and claims advocacy support services. Mr Scarso joined Marsh in 2007 and has held a series of leadership roles during…

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