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November 20, 2012

Aviva appoints CEO

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has appointed Mark Wilson as chief executive officer, effective 1st January 2013. Having served as chief executive officer and president of AIA Group between 2006 and 2010, Mr Wilson has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry across life and general insurance, as well as asset management in both mature and emerging markets. […]



September 10, 2012

CNP Assurances appoints new CEO

by Gill Montia

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French personal injury insurer, CNP Assurances, has announced the appointment of Frédéric Lavenir as chief executive officer. Mr Lavenir will take office on 26th September 2012, replacing Antoine Lissowski. He will arrive from BNP Paribas, which he joined in 2001 as head of leasing activities, moving on to head of group human resources in 2007 […]



August 29, 2012

Marsh Sweden appoints CEO

by Gill Montia

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Marsh has announced the appointment of Kenneth Miger as chief executive officer of Marsh AB in Sweden. Mr Miger is joining from Securitas AB, the global security services group headquartered in Sweden, where he is currently group risk and insurance director. Prior to this he held senior risk management positions at both Electrolux and Scania. […]



August 17, 2012

Friends appoints heritage CEO

by Gill Montia

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Friends Life has appointed Jonathan Moss as chief executive officer of its heritage division, reporting directly to group chief executive officer, Andy Briggs. Mr Moss, who will be joining Friends in early September, has a strong track record in financial services, most recently as chief executive officer of the Phoenix Group where he led a […]



January 19, 2012

Swiss Re appoints group CEO

by Gill Montia

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Swiss Re has appointed Michel M Liès, currently the firm’s chairman, global partnerships, as group chief executive officer, effective 1st February 2012. Mr Liès, who has held held various positions at Swiss Re during the past 30 years, succeeds Stefan Lippe, who joined the group in 2009. In addition, Moses Ojeisekhoba will join Swiss Re […]



January 16, 2012

Marsh appoints European CEO

by Gill Montia

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Marsh has announced that Martin South has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief executive officer of Marsh Europe. In taking up the role, Mr South will remain responsible for the group’s operations in Turkey and India and will also continue as chief executive officer of Marsh UK & Ireland, until a successor is […]



June 23, 2011

Cooper Gay confirms CEO appointment

by Gill Montia

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Cooper Gay has appointed Shaun Hooper as chief executive officer of Cooper Gay & Co Ltd, the group’s Lloyd’s and London market broker. Mr Hooper took up the role of interim chief executive officer in December 2010 and the permanent appointment is with immediate effect. Having joined the firm in July 2009 as head of […]



June 3, 2011

Towergate appoints CEO

by Gill Montia

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Towergate has announced that, subject to regulatory approval, Mark Hodges, currently executive director and UK chief executive officer of Aviva plc, will succeed the group’s retiring group chief executive officer, Andy Homer, on 1st October 2011. Mr Homer will remain on the Towergate board as a non-executive director. Commenting on the appointment, Towergate chairman, Alastair […]



May 23, 2011

Willis Limited names new CEO and chairman

by Gill Montia

Story link: Willis Limited names new CEO and chairman

Willis Group’s UK broking company, Willis Limited, has appointed Brendan McManus as chief executive officer, in addition to his current role as chief executive officer, Willis UK & Ireland. At the same time, Rodney Baker-Bates becomes non-executive chairman of the firm, with both appointments subject to regulatory approval. Mr Baker-Bates and Mr McManus succeed Willis […]



May 12, 2011

PowerPlace appoints CEO

by Gill Montia

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PowerPlace, the online insurance marketplace, has appointed Simon Ball as chief executive officer. Having founded Coverzones, Mr Ball is regarded as an expert in e-trading. Most recently he has been engaged as a consultant for a number of insurance businesses, advising on e-commerce strategy and related projects. Previous roles include four years as commercial director […]



March 8, 2011

AEGON appoints UK CEO

by Gill Montia

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AEGON has appointed Adrian Grace as chief executive officer of AEGON UK, replacing Otto Thoresen, who is leaving after six years in the post to become director general of the Association of British Insurers. Mr Grace will take up his new role on 1st April 2011, subject to approval by the Financial Services Authority, moving […]



January 21, 2011

Senior management changes at Aviva

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has announced that the group’s chief executive officer, EMEA, Andrea Moneta, will be leaving the company at the end of February to pursue new challenges in the financial services sector. Mr Moneta has been instrumental in establishing Aviva’s European transformation programme, which has so far produced a 10% increase in sales. His departure means […]



October 30, 2010

QBE appoints global underwriting CEO

by Gill Montia

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QBE has appointed John Neal, currently chief underwriting officer of the group’s European operations, to the newly created position of chief executive officer, global underwriting operations. The move follows a restructure of the Australian insurer into three main operating divisions: the Americas, Europe and Australia Asia Pacific. Mr Neal will take up the position, based […]



July 29, 2010

Zurich appoints global regional CEOs

by Gill Montia

Story link: Zurich appoints global regional CEOs

Zurich has appointed four regional chief executive officers within Global Life, Europe, Asia Pacific & Middle East, North America and Latin America. David Sims, currently chief executive officer Global Life Emerging Markets, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive officer Global Life Europe, effective 1st August 2010. Based in Dublin, Mr. […]



July 28, 2010

Ecclesiastical appoints Ansvar CEO

by Gill Montia

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Ecclesiastical has appointed Andrew Moon as the new chief executive officer for its Australian business, Ansvar Insurance Limited, replacing John Peberdy who announced his retirement earlier this year. Mr Moon has held senior management positions in a number of organisations, including Tower Life’s Australian operations, Colonial State Bank, First Chicago’s Australian operations and merchant bank, […]



July 7, 2010

Chartis’ European restructure opts for London HQ

by Gill Montia

Story link: Chartis’ European restructure opts for London HQ

Chartis has announced that the headquarters for its European Economic Area and Swiss operations will be based in London. The group is undertaking a restructure that will bring its European operations together under one regional management team, in a move that affects the following European domiciled insurance companies: Chartis Insurance UK Limited, Chartis Insurance Ireland […]



June 29, 2010

Catlin to establish Swiss reinsurance business

by Gill Montia

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Catlin Group has announced its intention to form a reinsurance company in Switzerland. The international speciality property/casualty insurer and reinsurer has applied to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to establish Catlin Re Switzerland. The new unit, which will have capital of at least $1 billion from internal resources, will also establish a Bermuda branch […]



January 28, 2010

AXA appoints European CEO

by Gill Montia

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AXA has appointed Jacques de Vaucleroy chief executive officer of its Northern, Central and Eastern Europe Region (NORCEE) operations. Mr de Vaucleroy will take up the post on 15th March, replacing Alfred Bouckaert, who is retiring in April. He will be responsible for the group’s operations in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, as well as […]



October 6, 2009

Aviva appoints head of UK life and general business

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has announced that it is bringing together its UK life and general insurance businesses under the leadership of Mark Hodges, who has been appointed chief executive officer UK, effective from 1st January 2010. The insurer says both units have been reshaped under the leadership of Mark Hodges and Igal Mayer (respectively) over the past […]



August 4, 2009

AIG elects new CEO and president

by Richard Kilner

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The Board of Directors of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the election of Robert H. Benmosche as the insurer’s new chief executive officer and president. Benmosche, who was also elected to the Board itself, will assume his new positions on 10 August when the incumbent CEO and chairman Edward M. Liddy retires. Benmosche […]