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Liberty Specialty Markets
Jose Ernesto Ospina

Liberty Specialty Markets, is refining its strategy for its Latin American treaty reinsurance operation to increase focus, alignment and efficiency in a number of specific lines and territories. To spearhead the new treaty reinsurance operation, LSM has promoted José Ernesto Ospina, formerly LSM’s General Manager for Colombia, to the newly-created role of LatAm Reinsurance Regional Manager, where he will report jointly to Kirk Maddern, LSM’s Group COO in London.

XL Catlin
Santiago Herrero

XL Catlin’s insurance operation in Iberia has announced new local underwriting capabilities with the appointment of Santiago Herrero as Head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond (PRCB) - Iberia. Mr Herrero will be based in Madrid and report to Dan Riordan, XL Catlin’s Global Head of PRCB.

Hiscox UK
Robert Hannigan

Hiscox UK and Ireland has appointed the former Director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan as Special Advisor on Cyber Security.

Keith Gribben

United Insurance Brokers (UIB) has appointed Keith Gribben to Group Financial Director with immediate effect.

In his new London-based role, Keith will work alongside Shaun Barrington, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) United Insurance Brokers and Tony Dilley, CEO International at UIB International, reporting to Group Chairman Bassem Kabban.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Phil Hobbs,Dieter Winkel,Chris Short & Peter Smith

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of four senior roles (subject to regulatory approval).

  • Deputy Managing Director – Phil Hobbs
  • President Liberty Mutual Reinsurance (assumed reinsurance) – Dieter Winkel
  • Chief Actuary – Chris Short
  • Executive Underwriting Officer – Peter Smith
Zurich North America
Kathleen Savio

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has announced  that Mike Foley will retire from Zurich after a decade of impactful leadership as Chief Executive Officer of Zurich North America. He will be succeeded as CEO by Kathleen Savio, currently President of North America’s Alternative Markets unit. The change will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Ian Smith & Shane Rozario

Ironshore Inc. has announced two new appointments within its Bermuda property division, naming Ian Smith Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Bermuda Property and Shane Rozario, as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bermuda Property.

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Gregg Cunningham

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Gregg Cunningham as executive vice president, National Insurance and general manager, National Insurance Property.

Hiscox Group
Tom Shewry

Hiscox has announced the appointment of Tom Shewry to the role of Director of Group Finance.

Tom joins Hiscox from Lloyds Banking Group, where he held the position of Finance Director for the General Insurance business and was a member of the General Insurance Executive Leadership Team.

Allianz Deutschland AG
Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler

Allianz Deutschland AG has appointed Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler to Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) and successor to Dr. Manfred Knof, who is stepping down from the position and will take time off for health reasons.