People & Places

Meinschenk Named VP, Sales & Producer Management at CNA Canada

CNA Canada has appointed Paul Meinschenk as vice president of sales & producer management. In this role, Meinschenk is responsible for the development and management of the distribution strategy and sales initiatives to support growth and new profitable products and …

Ryan Specialty Hires McKenna in London for MGA Strategy

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), the specialty insurance services business based in Chicago, has hired Peter McKenna in a new senior role to oversee the development of the company MGA strategy in the UK market. McKenna, who joined RSG from AIG, …

Barker Joins ANV Syndicate 1861 as Political Risk & Violence Underwriter

ANV Holdings BV, the Dutch-headquartered specialty insurance business, announced that Julian Barker has joined its ANV Syndicate 1861 as an underwriter in the political risk & violence team. With more than a decade of experience in political risks from both …

Ler Appointed President Director for ACE in Indonesia

ACE Group has appointed Edward Ler as the new president director for Indonesia’s general insurance business. He will report to Juan Luis Ortega, regional president for ACE in Asia Pacific. Ler is currently the regional head of personal lines and business insurance. His …

Ang Becomes Chief Representative for Markel International, Malaysia

Markel International has appointed Andy Ang as chief representative of Markel International in Malaysia. Based in Markel International Labuan marketing office in Kuala Lumpur, Ang will focus on professional and financial risks as well as overseeing a wider scope of …

Hacala Appointed Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Willis Canada

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed of Roger Hacala as senior vice president and financial institutions practice leader, Willis Canada. In this new role, Hacala will oversee the financial institutions practice within Willis’s Canada region, …

Kempthorne Named Chair of Global Federation of Insurance Associations

The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) has announced the appointment of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as its new chair, for a two-year term. Kempthorne, who is president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, replaces Frank Swedlove, the …

Hardy Promotes Wright in Asia; Hires Bond and Osorio in London

Hardy Underwriting Asia Pte Ltd (Hardy Asia), a subsidiary of CNA Financial Corporation, has promoted Chris Wright as director and principal officer for Hardy Asia. (Hardy is a specialist underwriting business operating within Lloyd’s of London.) In this role, Chris will …

ACE Nordics Promotes Engdahl, Adds Christensen in Financial Lines

ACE Group announced a promotion and a new appointment in its Nordic financial lines insurance team. Kristina Engdahl has been promoted to the role of financial lines manager, Nordics. Engdahl will be responsible for the performance of ACE’s financial lines portfolio …

People – East

Retail insurance broker EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) has hired former Integro President and CEO Peter Garvey as chief operating officer based in New York. In this newly created position, Garvey will be responsible for driving EPIC’s regional growth strategies, particularly in the Northeast. …

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