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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.”



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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

QBE Asia Pacific
Anthony Cloney

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

JLT Specialty USA
Cari Hernandez

JLT Specialty USA, has announced the appointment of Cari Hernandez as Senior Vice President for its Entertainment and Hospitality practice.

Hernandez will be based in JLT’s Los Angeles office, where she will be managing the needs of a number of complex clients in gaming, resorts, events, sports and leisure.  

"We are very pleased that talented professionals such as Cari are proactively reaching out to us, and then joining us as we plant our flag on the West Coast with our Entertainment and Hospitality industry specialty,” said Jim Pierce, Chairman of JLT Specialty USA. “Having Cari on board is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to hiring the best professionals available in the industry specialties we serve.” 

Hernandez joins JLT following 12 years at Aon Risk Solutions as Senior Vice President of Global Strategy in the Entertainment practice with a primary focus on gaming and live events. Prior to her role at Aon, Hernandez served as Vice President of Near North Insurance Brokerage.