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Annja Karlsson and Daniel Kns

JLT Re recently added a new Head of its P&C reinsurance business for the Nordics last year, hiring Anna-Karin Toresson. These new hires build on this as it targets growing its brokerage business in the region.

Annja Karlsson joins JLT Re as a broker, coming from Guy Carpenter.

Daniel Knös joins JLT Re as an actuarial analyst from Länsförsäkringar, where he gained experience as part of the outwards reinsurance buying team and inwards reinsurance department.

Krester Krger Kjr

Skuld has announced the appointment of Krester Krøger Kjær as head of Skuld Copenhagen. Krøger Kjær succeeds Helle Lehmann who, after eight years in the role, has decided to step down and pursue new opportunities.

David J. Draper

Navigators Holdings (UK) Ltd.,has announced that David J. Draper has joined the company as Head of International Casualty.

With 30 years of underwriting, broker and client development experience in UK and international casualty insurance, Mr. Draper is responsible for developing and executing a strategic vision for Navigators' international casualty business outside of the United States.  He is focused on driving growth in Europe, including in the UK, and in Asia. Mr. Draper reports to Colin D. Sprott, Chief Underwriting Officer, Navigators International, and is based in the company's London office.

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services
Keith Newell

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC expands their West Coast operations with the appointment of Keith Newell as its newest Managing Director. Keith will be primarily based in the firm’s Woodland Hills office.

Validus Specialty
Jackie Lee and Mary Spicer

Validus Specialty Underwriting Services, has announced the appointment of a dedicated team of expert U.S. cyber underwriters based in New York, writing on behalf of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. (“Talbot”) through Syndicate 1183, and Western World Insurance Group (“Western World”).

Jackie Lee joins the team as Vice President, and Mary Spicer joins the team as Senior Underwriter.

XL Group
Stephen Robb

XL Group Ltd has announced that Group Controller Stephen Robb will succeed Peter Porrino as Chief Financial Officer, following Mr. Porrino’s retirement, effective May 1, 2017.

Swiss Re
Edouard Schmid

Mathias Weber, the Group Chief Underwriting Officer of global reinsurance firm Swiss Re, is stepping down from his role and the company is replacing him by promoting Edouard Schmid to the role.

AXIS Insurance
Julian Brown

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced that Julian Brown has joined AXIS Insurance as Vice President and Underwriter, responsible for leading growth initiatives and product development for the Company’s London market Managing General Agency (MGA) unit. Mr. Brown will work alongside Paul Cullum, Senior Vice President, London MGA, and his team of underwriters, who currently operate in the property and liability market in London.

ANV Global Services Inc
James Pittinger

ANV Global Services Inc, the North American Managing General Underwriter (MGU) owned by multinational insurance group AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. has appointed James Pittinger to the role of Underwriting Director, effective immediately.

John Fowle

Chaucer appointed John as Chief Executive Officer on 20 February 2017, having served as Chaucer's Chief Underwriting Officer, a position he held since 1 January 2016.