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Najib Bousakr

Beazley has appointed Najib Bousakr to spearhead the growth of its specialty lines business in Latin America. Mr Bousakr joins Beazley with 17 years’ experience of financial lines insurance, both in underwriting and broking capacities.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
Emy R. Donavan

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) announced a change in its global cyber leadership team. Effective March 31, 2017, Emy R. Donavan will be promoted to Global Head of Cyber reporting to Bernard Poncin, Global Head of Financial Lines at AGCS. Ms. Donavan, who is currently Regional Head of Cyber for AGCS North America, will succeed Nigel Pearson who has left AGCS to pursue other opportunities.

Willis Towers Watson
Bibi de Vries

Willis Towers Watson has announced Bibi de Vries as its new Head of Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).

She takes up her new role with immediate effect, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction and driving growth in all Benelux markets. She is based in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.

Arcus Syndicate 1856
Sarah Smith

Arcus Syndicate 1856, has announced the hire of experienced property treaty underwriter Sarah Smith.

Smith has more than 22 years of experience in the reinsurance market and will report directly to active underwriter at Arcus 1856 Nicky Payne.

Zurich Insurance
Florence Tondu-Mélique

Zurich today announced the appointment of Florence Tondu-Mélique (French citizen) as CEO of its French branch. His appointment will be effective in June after approval by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Ascot Underwriting
Ray Antes

Ascot Underwriting Ltd. has announced the appointment of Ray Antes as Executive Underwriter with responsibility for and oversight of the Political Risk team. Ray has over 30 years’ insurance experience and joins Ascot from AIG where he was Senior Vice President of AIG Europe Limited.

Barbican Insurance Group
Marc Sullivan

Barbican Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Marc Sullivan as a class underwriter for downstream energy, with immediate effect. Mr. Sullivan will report to Olivier Decombes, divisional head of energy, power and utilities.

XL Catlin
Angie Strack

XL Catlin has promoted Angie Strack to Senior Vice President and Underwriting Manager for its Global Risk Management division’s North Central Region.

Shree Khare

Hiscox has appointed Shree Khare as Group Head of Catastrophe Research. Khare will lead the research that directly informs Hiscox’s own view of risk and its underwriting strategies for catastrophe perils. In particular, while working across the Hiscox Group, he will work closely with Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re (including Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies).

AmWINS Group
W.H. “Skip” Cooper

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), today announced the election of W.H. “Skip” Cooper as vice chairman of its Board of Directors.

Cooper has served as president of AmWINS since May 2007.