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26.01.2016
Chubb
James Shevlin

Chubb has announced a new leadership team for the Southeast Region of the company's North America field organization, effective February 15, 2016.

James M. Shevlin will serve as Senior Vice President, North America Insurance and Regional Executive Officer (REO) of the Southeast Region. Mr. Shevlin, who was named in an earlier announcement as Regional Chief Operating Officer (RCOO) for the Southeast Region, will assume responsibilities that were previously announced for D. Scott Dalton, who will retire from Chubb on February 15.  Mr. Shevlin will report to Harold L. Morrison, Jr., Senior Vice President, Chubb Group, and Division President, Field Operations for the North America Insurance div

As REO, Mr. Shevlin will be responsible for executing the underwriting and sales strategies of Chubb's business units, staff management, production, profit and loss, and distribution management in the Southeast Region, which is one of eight North America Insurance regions across the United States and Canada. In addition to his REO duties, Mr. Shevlin will manage the Atlanta office.
Barbara A. Wittick will serve as RCOO of the Southeast Region and report to Mr. Shevlin. Currently, Ms. Wittick is Senior Vice President and Tampa Branch Manager for Chubb. In addition to her RCOO duties, Ms. Wittick will lead the Tampa branch office, and the Birmingham, Nashville and Charlotte branch offices will report to her.

 

26.01.2016
PartnerRe
Chairatch Phrompechrut

PartnerRe Ltd. has announced that Chairatch Phrompechrut has been appointed to the position of Head of Strategic Ventures. Mr. Phrompechrut will report to Marvin Pestcoe, CEO Life, Health and Strategic Ventures. In this position, Mr. Phrompechrut will lead the effort to pursue investments in business development opportunities and partnerships.

Mr. Phrompechrut joined PartnerRe in 2008 and has held several positions in the company’s investment function, most recently as Head of Private Equity.

Commenting on Mr Phrompechrut’s appointment, Mr. Pestcoe said, “I am very pleased to appoint Chai to Head of Strategic Ventures. I am confident that under Chai’s leadership the Strategic Ventures group will be successful in giving PartnerRe access to new attractive business opportunities.”


Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2016/01/25/partnerre-appoints-chairatch-phrompechrut-as-head-of-strategic-ventures#4pkE4y0TPzTUOrbp.99

 

26.01.2016
Liberty Specialty Markets
Eve Li

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed its first representative in Beijing, China.

Eve Li is based at LICCL’s Beijing branch and will underwrite a range of reinsurance business lines for LSM’s Underwriting Division of LICCL. She was formerly a China-based Energy and Construction Underwriter for Liberty for five years. Previously LSM had underwritten a range of Chinese reinsurance business via its London and Paris offices. Eve’s appointment means that treaty and facultative reinsurance lines of business can now be written locally in China by LSM’s Underwriting Division of LICCL.

John McCammon, LSM’s head of international network offices, said: “Growing our presence in China has always been our goal as we see considerable potential in this market. We are now planning to add to our Beijing presence with a new representative in Shanghai during 2016. This move also allows us to continue underwriting Chinese reinsurance risks in the most effective way possible given the regulatory changes taking place in China.”

The move is part of LSM’s plan to increase penetration into international markets – the “hub” strategy outlined by President and Managing Director Nick Metcalf in

26.01.2016
JLT Specialty USA
Robert Trinkleback

JLT Specialty USA has named Robert Trinkleback as its new Senior Vice President, Casualty Risk Control Leader at JLT’s Chicago office.

Trinkleback, who most recently served as Executive Vice President of Safety & Risk Management Consulting at Krauter & Company, brings over 30 years of experience designing and executing professional safety and risk management programs to his new position.

“Robert has remarkable skills in helping clients prevent and mitigate losses, making him an invaluable asset when it comes to creating customized, cost-effective solutions,” said Mike Rice, CEO of JLT Specialty USA.

25.01.2016
Chubb Group
Juan Luis Ortega - Paul McNamee - Glen Browne - Kevin Bogardus

ACE Limited  announced the key leaders it intends to appoint for the Asia Pacific region of the new Chubb Group’s Overseas General Insurance division, which includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The leadership appointments will take effect upon completion of the acquisition of Chubb, which is expected in the first quarter of 2016.

Juan Luis Ortega will serve as Senior Vice President of the new Chubb Group and Regional President, Asia Pacific. The leaders reporting to Mr. Ortega will include:

Paul McNamee will serve as Deputy Regional President and Executive Vice President, Commercial Property & Casualty, Asia Pacific. Currently, Mr. McNamee is Deputy Regional President and Executive Vice President, Property & Casualty, for ACE’s Asia Pacific region.

Glen Browne will serve as Senior Vice President, Accident & Health, Asia Pacific. Currently, Mr. Browne is Senior Vice President, Accident & Health, for ACE’s Asia Pacific region.

Kevin Bogardus will join the Asia Pacific leadership team as Managing Director, China. Currently, Mr. Bogardus is Managing Director of ACE Division at Lloyd's China.

25.01.2016
GIC Re
Alice G Vaidyan

The Ministry of Finance has named Mrs Alice G Vaidyan as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of GIC Re, India's national reinsurer. She is the first woman to hold the post. The appointment takes immediate effect. She will hold office till 31 July 2019.

Ms Vaidyan, a well known figure in the international market as a reinsurance expert, was previously General Manager and CFO of the company, positions she held since 2012.

The GIC Re top post has been vacant since Mr Ashok Kumar Roy retired from the position at the end of last July. From 1 August last year until Mrs Vaidyan's appointment, Mr K Sanath Kumar served as Acting Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned reinsurance company.

25.01.2016
Aon Benfield
Andrew Laing

Aon Benfield has announced the appointment of Andrew Laing, as CEO of the firm's facultative reinsurance unit. Prior to this, Laing was Chief Broking Officer at Aon Risk Solutions, London.

22.01.2016
Coface
Xavier Durand

The Board of Directors of Coface has decided to appoint Xavier Durand to the position of Chief Executive Officer. This appointment will become effective following the Board of Directors’ meeting to be held on 9 February to approve the accounts for fiscal year 2015. Jean-Marc Pillu will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer of Coface until this date.

The Board thanks Jean-Marc Pillu for the action he has led over the last 5 years with great commitment and focus on results. In particular, since 2011 he has given Coface new impetus, with a development strategy recentred on its core credit insurance business. Thanks to the significant improvement in results generated as a consequence, he implemented the successful IPO of around 60% of the group’s capital, and negotiated the organisation of the transfer of the public guarantees activity to the French Public Investment Bank (Bpifrance).

22.01.2016
QBE Asia Pacific
Anthony Cloney

QBE Asia Pacific has announced the appoitment of Anthony Cloney as General  Director Vietnam, effective 1st January 2016.

22.01.2016
Liberty International Underwriters
Diana Cossetti

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) has named Diana Cossetti as senior vice president of LIU’s U.S. Casualty operation, newly-created underwriting leadership role overseeing Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Environmental, Railroad and Crisis Management.

Cossetti will be based in New York and report directly to Michael Finnegan, LIU’s chief underwriting officer for U.S. operations.

Cossetti brings 28 years of insurance industry experience to LIU, including the last 14 years in senior executive positions with Crum & Forster.  Her background is in both retail and wholesale markets.

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