International specialist insurer, Hiscox has announced the appointment of Kevin Kerridge as chief executive officer of Hiscox USA, succeeding Steve Langan, effective 15 May 2021.
Kerridge, who will report to Ben Walker, CEO of global retail joined the business in 1996 where he created Hiscox’s first direct online business in the UK.
In 2009, he relocated from London to New York to oversee the launch and development of Hiscox’s US digital small business operation and Hiscox state he was instrumental in driving forward the firm’s ambition of becoming a leading provider of small business insurance in the US.
Walter said: “Kevin is an inspirational leader with an impressive track record of building successful businesses for Hiscox. His limitless drive and inspirational leadership will be a vital asset as we strive to make good on our ambition to become the number one small business insurer in the US.
“Kevin takes over from Steve Langan, who will return to the UK after working with Kevin to ensure a smooth transition of the CEO role. Steve has run Hiscox USA for the last three years with a steady hand and clear voice, positioning the business well for market success and profitable growth. I would like to thank Steve for his exceptional leadership and his success in building our differentiated brand across the globe.”
Kerridge added: “Hiscox USA has come a long way over the last ten years and I’m proud to have played my part in that success. As CEO, I’m now immensely excited to lead the business during its next phase of growth and for us to realise the opportunities ahead as we see them. The last year has been a challenging time for small businesses, but I want to ensure that Hiscox continues to be a dynamic and collaborative partner for our customers and distribution channels as we help them to adapt and respond to changing markets and emerging opportunities.”