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Markel International
Daniel Lells - Jakob Holmen

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Daniel Lells as programme business manager in Malmo and Jakob Holmen as underwriting manager in its Stockholm office.

The appointments follow that of Torgny Johansson as managing director in Stockholm, to drive Markel’s development across Scandinavia.

Pioneer Underwriting
Graeme Rayner

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) announces that Graeme Rayner has commenced his role as Group Director of Underwriting, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Darren Doherty.

Mr Rayner, whose appointment was first announced in August 2016, joins from MS Amlin where, prior to Mitsui Sumitomo’s acquisition of Amlin, he served as Chief Underwriting Officer of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting Limited and as Active Underwriter of MSIG’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 3210. Before joining MSIG in 2011, Mr Rayner had been Managing Director of QBE’s Specialty Division.

Covea Insurance
Matthew Jones

Covéa Insurance  has appointed Matthew Jones to the role of Key Account Manager in the insurer’s specialist Protection team.  Matt will support the organisation’s continued growth in the Life market by exploring new distribution channels, and developing appropriate product propositions for partners to meet the needs of their customers.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Miguel Martinez Álvarez

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Miguel Martinez Álvarez as Head of Business Development for the reinsurance division. Martinez started on 1st October and is based in the Cologne office. He reports to Dieter Winkel, Chief Underwriting Officer – Reinsurance.

Gen Re
John Brogan

Brogan replaces David McKay, who plans to retire in April after almost 40 years at United States Aviation Underwriters, the company said in a statement Thursday. Brogan is currently the president and chief operating officer, overseeing underwriting and claims operations.

Ajit Jain, one of Buffett’s top deputies at Berkshire, has been shuffling management at Gen Re since taking responsibility for the business this year. Tad Montross, who previously led the reinsurer, announced his departure in April, and Jain promoted Kara Raiguel to run that operation in May.

Sava Re
Mateja Lovsin

Following the notice of resignation of Branko TOMAZIC as Chair and Member of the Supervisory board of SAVA Re, dated 11 October 2016, the Members of the Supervisory Board of the Slovenian Group, elected from among themselves Mateja Lovsin HERIC as Chair of the Supervisory Board and Slaven MICKOVIC as Deputy Chair.

Peter Brightman

Asta has promoted Peter Brightman to the role of head of syndicate finance.
 Announcing the latest appointment, Asta said Brightman has proven himself as a valuable asset to the company and has been instrumental in consistently providing better services to clients.
 Brightman, who joined Asta in 2009, has also represented Asta in several market events and has built strong connections, the company said.

Santiago Jaramillo

Beazley, has appointed Santiago Jaramillo as construction and engineering focus group leader for Latin America. Mr Jaramillo will work out of the company's expanding Miami office focused on serving the Latin American market.

Mr Jaramillo is a civil engineer with over 18 years of experience in insurance/reinsurance and construction. He joins Beazley from Helvetia Latin America where he was head of engineering lines.

Aidan Flynn

Beazley, has appointed Aidan Flynn as a technology, media and business services senior underwriter focused on addressing the data breach and cyber security risks of large US companies. He will work out of the company's London office.

XL Catlin
Carlos Matthey

XL Catlin has announced the opening of its second office in Mexico, located in Monterrey as well as the appointment of Carlos Matthey as Client Distribution Leader in that location.