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EC News (2 March 2023)

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by Sheridan Muir

​​​Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Fidelis MGU, Optio Group, QBE and more.​​​​

Ben Fortune promoted to CUO at Fidelis MGU, Bermuda

Fidelis MGU has announced Ben Fortune has been promoted to chief underwriting officer for its Bermuda operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Ben will be responsible for overseeing all books of business written out of Bermuda as well as managing the company’s Bermudian-based team of underwriters. Read More

Optio group names David Robinson as CEO

Specialty managing general agent names David Robinson as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Optio initially appointed Robinson in March 2022 as managing director and he will continue to report to executive chairman Matthew Fosh. Read More

QBE announce changes to cyber leadership as part of its growth strategy

QBE Europe has announced internal promotions within its cyber portfolio to support the firm’s growth aspirations in the sector. Erica Kofie has been promoted to head of cyber proposition, and David Warr has been appointed portfolio manager, cyber for QBE Europe. Read More

Markel International adds Paul Hutchins as a senior underwriter within W&I team

Markel International, a division of Markel Corporation has named Paul Hutchins as a senior underwriter for its warranty and indemnity underwriting team, reporting to Bryan Dressler, head of W&I at Markel International. Read More

Chubb announces leadership appointments for global climate business unit

Chubb has announced the name of its new global climate business unit the company launched last month, Chubb Climate+. Additionally, Chubb has appointed three executives; Maria Guercio as climate tech industry practice leader, North America. Melanie Markwick-Day has been named natural resources head, Chubb Overseas General and Jared Concannon as head of climate tech for Chubb Overseas General. Read More