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Vario Partners LLP
Markus Gesmann and Mike Kontaratos

Vario Partners LLP, the specialist insurance-linked securities structuring and investment firm, has announced the appointment of Markus Gesmann as head of research and modelling and Mike Kontaratos as head of investment.

Thomas Buberl

Thomas Bubert has been appointed AXA's Chief Executive officer and co-opted as a Director effective as of 1st September 2016

AXA Asia
Annie Tay

Annie Tay has commenced her role as Regional Chief Risk Officer of AXA Asia, reporting directly to Mr Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, Regional CEO of AXA Asia, and AXA Group's Chief Risk Officer Mr Alban De Nesle Mailly

Diego Rios

Allianz has appointed Mr Diego Rios as Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific region, where he will lead and develop the risk management practice for the insurer in the region.

CNA Hardy
Joe Francescotti

CNA Hardy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Francescotti as Underwriter, Cyber and Technology.

Lancashire Holdings Limited
John Spence and Jon Barnes

Lancashire Holdings Limited has announced succession plans for the Active Underwriter roles of Syndicates 2010 and 3010 at Cathedral Underwriting Limited (“Cathedral”). 

John Spence, a senior aviation underwriter at Syndicate 3010, will be appointed as Active Underwriter for Syndicate 3010 with immediate effect (subject to Lloyd’s and relevant regulatory approvals); and Jon Barnes, who is due to join Cathedral from Syndicate 2121 (where he is the deputy active underwriter) to lead the underwriting of the property treaty reinsurance account for Syndicate 2010, is to be appointed as the Active Underwriter for Syndicate 2010 early in 2017. Jon’s appointment also remains subject to Lloyd’s and relevant regulatory approvals.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Gion Caprez

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Gion Caprez as Claims Manager. Caprez will be responsible for the entire Swiss Claims area, including the German, French and Italian speaking areas. Caprez will start on 1st September.

Everest Re
Robert Schaetti

Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced today that Robert Schaetti will join the Zurich Branch of Everest Re Group as Head of Casualty Underwriting.

Robert Schaetti joins Everest Re from Partner Re where he most recently served as Head of Liability and Medical Malpractice for Europe.

Markel International (Singapore)
Timothy Foister

Markel International (Singapore)  has appointed Timothy Foister as energy underwriter based in Singapore.

Mr Foister will report directly to Matthew Cannock, who is the principal officer and managing director of Markel International (Singapore).

W.R. Berkley Corp
Gregory A. Douglas

W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced that Gregory A. Douglas, president of Berkley Re Direct, will undertake the additional responsibility of president of Berkley Program Specialists. The appointment is effective immediately.