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JLT Specialty USA
Howard Rimerman - Steven Smith

JLT Specialty USA, has announced the appointments of two new team members to its Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

This group is a dedicated team of experts in the fields of fund manager liability, transactional risk solutions, risk and insurance due diligence and portfolio risk management.

The individuals appointed to this team include the following:

Howard Rimerman, Senior Vice President – New York Steven Smith, Vice President – Los Angeles

James Wilson

RFIB has appointed James Wilson as head of the transactions solutions business.

He will report to Paul Chilton,  RFIB COO.

Pioneer Underwriting
Graeme Rayne

Pioneer Underwriting has appointed Graeme Rayner from rival firm MS Amlin.

Rayner will take the role of group director of underwriting and lead Pioneers  global underwriting operations, subject to regulatory approval, as of October 03, 2016.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Thierry Portevin - Chris van Gend - Tina Baacke
  • Thierry Portevin is appointed Global Head of Property and will specialize in offering commercial property insurance for complex and challenging exposures

  • Chris van Gend is appointed Global Head of Engineering and will manage specialist cover for all aspects of engineering and construction insurance

  • Tina Baacke is appointed Global Head of Allianz Risk Consulting which supports clients to deliver solutions to the management, control and reduction of risks


Swiss Re
Tavaziva Madzinga

Swiss Re, has named Tavaziva Madzinga as managing director and market executive of its reinsurance business in the Middle East and Africa.

He will report to Jean-Jacques Henchoz, chief executive of Swiss Re's reinsurance business in EMEA.

Madzinga joins Swiss Re from South African insurer Old Mutual, where he was most recently Regional CEO for South and East Africa.

PartnerRe Ltd.
Jörg Bruniecki

PartnerRe Ltd. has announced that Jörg Bruniecki has been appointed to the position of Head of Global Client & Broker Management effective August 1, underlining PartnerRe’s commitment to providing valuable partnerships and solutions to its clients and brokers.

Mr. Bruniecki will be responsible for ensuring that PartnerRe’s largest multi-national clients experience a cohesive response to their needs, managing PartnerRe’s key broker relationships and rolling out a consistently client-focused approach across the organization. He will report to Group Executive Committee member, Charles Goldie.

JLT Specialty USA
Kathryn Carroll

JLT Specialty USA, has announced the appointment of Kathryn Carroll as Senior Vice President.

Based in New York, Kathryn will be focused on two key specialty areas: Energy, including Heavy Chemicals, and Financial Institutions.  She is experienced in complex Risk Management accounts within these industries.

Abdul-Latif Bousaleh

ArgoGlobal has appointed Abdul-Latif Bousaleh as head of accident and health underwriting for ArgoGlobal Underwriting Dubai.
Bousaleh will take up his role immediately and will report to Lina Hantas, ArgoGlobal Dubai’s chief underwriting officer.

Glenn Jackson

RFIB Group Limited, has appointed Glenn Jackson as Managing Director of RFIB Americas.

Olly Reeves

Neon has appointed Olly Reeves to the role of chief risk officer. He will join Neon on Nov. 1, 2016 from his current role as head of Risk Management at Lloyd’s of London.

Subject to regulatory approval, Reeves will be joining the Neon Underwriting Ltd. board and executive committee, reporting to Ian Martin, managing director, Neon (formerly known as Marketform).