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Swiss Re
Mike Hudzik

Swiss Re has announced that Mike Hudzik will head its North America casualty unit, effective 1st January

He will replace Nancy Bewlay, who will remain with the company during the transition period, Swiss Re said in a statement.

Mr. Hudzik, who will be based in Armonk, New York, will also join the Americas and casualty management teams and will report directly to Steve Arora, Swiss Re’s global head of casualty underwriting.

Mrs. Hope Murera

ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) has announced the appointment of Mrs. Hope Murera as the new Managing Director with effect from January 1, 2017.

Murera will replace Mr. Rajni Varia who has been at the helm of the company since 2008

Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR)
Kevin O’Donnell

Kevin O’Donnell, President and CEO of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

O’Donnell succeeds XL Catlin Executive Deputy Chairman Stephen Catlin who completes his two-year term December 31, 2016.

Hiscox Ltd
Chris Holt

Hiscox has announced the appointment of Chris Holt as a consultant in its Special Risks business. Chris has held previous appointments at Aon and JLT within their global crisis management practices, and is one of the industry’s leading consultants in the management of terrorism and kidnap for ransom (K&R) risks.

XL Group
Andre Keller

XL Group Ltd has announced  that Andre Keller will become its Chief Investment Officer on January 1, 2017, following the retirement of Benji Meuli at the end of this year.

Mr. Keller is currently Head of Global Asset Positioning and a Managing Director. He will report to XL’s Chief Financial Officer Pete Porrino and will be based in New York City.

Marc Archambault

PartnerRe Ltd. has announced  that Marc Archambault is joining the Company effective April 1, 2017, to head up PartnerRe’s Life & Health business.

Singapore Reinsurers' Association
Marc Haushofer

The Singapore Reinsurers' Association (SRA) has announced that Mr Marc Haushofer, CEO, Asia Pacific of Validus Re will succeed Mr Alain Flandrin, CEO (Asia Pacific) of Partner Re Asia as its Chairman with effect from 1 January 2017.

Peak Re
Christopher Lee

Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Mr. Christopher Lee as Head of Life & Health, overseeing the Company’s life and health, including medical, reinsurance business. He will succeed Ms. Angela Koechli, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.

Michael Thompson

ArgoGlobal has announced the appointment of Michael Thompson as Hull Class Underwriter. He takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Steve O’Gorman, Head of Marine.

Markel International
Naomi Murray

Markel International, the has appointed Naomi Murray as senior claims adjuster in its trade credit and political risk team.