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Sompo Canopius
Mark Newman

Sompo Canopius has announced the appointment of Mark Newman as Chief Executive Officer Sompo Canopius Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa. He is based in the Singapore office, reporting to Mike Duffy, Chief Underwriting Officer.

Old Mutual Emerging Markets
Jonas Mushosho

Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) has appointed Jonas Mushosho regional CEO for Southern and East Africa following the departure of Mr Tavaziva Madzinga.

Hamilton Insurance Group
Russell P. Fradin

Hamilton Insurance Group has announced  that Russell P. Fradin has joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Fradin is the Lead Independent Director of Best Buy Co., Inc. and an Operating Partner of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).

AXIS Capital Holdings
Christian Romieh

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited  today announced that Christian Romieh has joined AXIS Accident & Health, a leading provider of accident, specialty health and travel-related insurance and reinsurance, as Vice President and Business Development Manager for its Middle East and North Africa reinsurance business.

Jack Howell

Zurich has announced the appointment of Mr Jack Howell to the role of regional CEO of Zurich in Asia Pacific, effective September 1. In his role he will report to Mr Mario Greco, Group CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, and will be based in Hong Kong.

Allied World Assurance
Ramesh Sivanathan

Allied World Assurance has announced that Allied World Asia-Pacific has appointed Ramesh Sivanathan as Vice President, fulfilling the role of country manager in Malaysia. He will be based in Kuala Lumpur.

Michael Garrison, Senior Vice President, Head of Insurance, Asia-Pacific, said: “Malaysia is a market with tremendous potential, and Ramesh’s arrival will allow us to put into action our growth plans for the country. We will be building out a strong presence on the ground, and will actively look to diversify our offering.”

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