This edition of International People Moves describes appointments at Sompo International, AXA XL Reinsurance and Gallagher Re.
An overview of these new employees follows here.
Sompo Int’l uses Berkshire’s Crozier for UK Retail Casualty
Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a global Bermuda-based specialty provider of property, casualty and reinsurance insurance, announced the appointment of Christian Crozier as senior vice president, head of UK Retail Casualty.
He is based in London and reports to Mike Reedexecutive vice president, head of Casualty, Global Markets, Commercial P&C Insurance.
Crozier has worked for over 25 years underwriting casualty insurance in the London market for leading international insurers. He joins Sompo International from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, where he was senior casualty insurer for the UK and Southern Europe.
“Building on the foundations of our London wholesale business we are making significant progress in the development of our retail casualty offering and Christian is a powerful addition to our team. He is primarily focused on the UK and will be responsible for leading our retail accident segment,” said Reid.
“Working alongside colleagues from other product lines, multinational services, claims and risk engineering, he will help drive our value proposition to our customers as we continue to grow our customer base.”
AXA XL promotes Abend again to new real estate role in Bermuda
AXA XL Reinsurance announced has appointed Tristan Abbey effective December 15 in the newly expanded role of Head of Property, responsible for both U.S. and international affairs in Bermuda.
Abend has worked as part of the real estate team for AXA XL Reinsurance for over 10 years, where he held various roles, most recently including international product leader for the Real Estate segment and previously head of International Real Estate for Bermuda and London. He will now manage ownership deals for Bermuda in conjunction with AXA XL’s valued clients and talented underwriting team.
“Tristan has been an important part of our Property team for 10 years. As we develop our product strategies related to this important industry, his knowledge and experience will be vital to ensuring we serve our customers effectively and ensure our long-term sustainability in the marketplace,” said Marking Tweetchief executive officer, Bermuda, reinsurance.
Gallagher Re nominates senior leaders The Netherlands
Gallagher Rethe global reinsurance broker, has announced the appointments of Bob Reichenfeld as director of the Netherlands, and Jordan Westerlo as Division Director, effective January 2, 2023.
As head of the Dutch office, Reichenfeld will succeed chairman Gerrit van Emst preparing to retire in the first half of 2023.
Reichenfeld brings a wealth of market knowledge and extensive reinsurance leadership experience to Gallagher Re from both the brokerage and carrier perspective. He was first MD of Reinsurance at Delta Lloyd in 2000 before moving into brokerage and taking the helm at several specialist reinsurance intermediaries in the Netherlands.
Westerloo joins from Amwins Re and brings with him deep reinsurance brokerage experience and specialist knowledge of the Dutch insurance and reinsurance market having previously worked as a reinsurance broker for Aon.
“We are excited to join our talented team in the Netherlands with the insight and experience that Bob and Jord will bring to both colleagues and clients. In Bob, we have found the ideal successor for Gerrit, who will enjoy his well-deserved retirement in the first half of 2023, while at the same time ensuring a smooth leadership transition.” Maya Popovicdirector at Gallagher Re.
“It is clear that the current mix of market pressures has led to a challenging trade
Dirk Spencer, Managing Director, Head of EMEA North & East at Gallagher Re, added: “As a key European market with significant potential to expand our footprint, we have ambitious growth plans in the Netherlands for both our business and our people. By investing in local talent and market expertise, we grow together with our customers.”
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