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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.

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.

Swiss Re
Juerg Stroll

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has expanded operations in Malaysia, with the launch of a new local office in Kuala Lumpur.

Swiss Re leader, Juerg Stoll, will head up the Malaysia office and report to Jonathan Rake, Head South East Asia at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

Tokio Marine Kiln
David Thomas

Tokio Marine Kiln, has appointed David Thomas as a Property Owners Senior Underwriter based in London.

Sara Mitchell and Mark Roberts

Chubb has announced two new senior management positions in the UK and Ireland.

Sara Mitchell, Vice President, Speciality Personal Lines, Europe, Eurasia & Africa and Asia Pacific, will serve as the Head of Corporate Division for UK and Ireland.

Mark Roberts, will serve as Property and Casualty (P&C) Chief Underwriting Officer for UK and Ireland. In this newly created role, Mark will oversee the strategy for all P&C product lines in the region, working with the segment heads.