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XL Catlin
Karl Fischbach

XL Catlin has appointed Karl Fischbach as head of Binding Authority and Brokerage for its Excess & Surplus insurance operation. In his newly added role, Mr. Fischbach will focus on aligning XL Catlin’s E&S underwriting and products with its distribution strategies.

Markel International
Monica Novella

Markel International, has appointed Monica Novella as assistant cargo underwriter in its marine, energy and property business.

She will report to Ryan Godfrey, who was appointed in January as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team.

XL Catlin
Tim McMahon

XL Catlin’s insurance operations has announced the appointment of Tim McMahon as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Property, effective May 1st, 2017.

AIA Group Ltd
Ng Keng Hooi

AIA Group Ltd. named Mr Ng Keng Hooi as chief executive officer, replacing Mr Mark Tucker who is leaving the Asian insurer.

Peter Blanco

Peter Blanco has been appointed as MD of Adelaide-based Brecknock Insurance Brokers.

Greenlight Re Ireland
Patrick O’Brien

Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland a subsidiary of Greenlight Capital Re has announced the promotion of Patrick O'Brien to Chief Executive Officer.

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.