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EC News (16 March 2023)

  • Publish Date: Posted 12 months ago
  • Author:by Sheridan Muir

​​​Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Lloyd's, Markel International, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and more.​​​​​

Lloyd’s appoints Bob James as chief operations officer  

Lloyd’s has announced the appointment of Bob James as chief operations officer, taking over responsibilities from Burkhard Keese, chief financial officer, effective 14 March. Read More

Markel Intl. expands global downstream energy offering with two appointments

Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has appointed James Keens as senior downstream energy underwriter in London, and JJ Wong has been named as downstream energy underwriter in Singapore. Read More

AGCS adds Gordon Browne as head of global specialty

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has named Gordon Browne as global head of specialty, reporting to Shanil Williams, chief underwriting officer. Brown joins from AIG, where he most recently served as global head of energy and construction and head of North America specialty. Read More

Liberty Specialty Markets France names Olivier Reiz as general manager insurance

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Olivier Reiz as general manager insurance, France, effective immediately. Based in Paris, Reiz reports to Kadidja Sinz, president of Europe & MENA for LSM. Read More

Tom Kennett joins Optio as UK head of political violence & terrorism

Specialty MGA, Optio Group has appointed Tom Kennett as UK head of political violence and terrorism (PVT), effective immediately. Based in London, Kennett will report to Chris Kirby, global head of PVT. Read More

Tokio Marine Kiln appoints Will Green to head up aviation war risks

Tokio Marine Kiln has announced the appointment of Will Green as divisional head of war within its aviation underwriting team. Green brings 13 years in insurance underwriting and broking roles, reporting to David Slevin, head of aviation, alongside Lisa Leahy, Divisional head of airlines and Graham Oddie, divisional head of general aviation and aerospace. Read More