People & Places

Schumacher Appointed CFO at SI Re

Signal Iduna Reinsurance AG (SI Re), a Swiss reinsurer based in Zug, Switzerland, has appointed Patrick Schumacher as its new chief financial officer and member of the executive team. Schumacher succeeds Beat Landtwing, former CFO of SI Re, who retired after …

Andy Weitz Joins Aon as SVP of Global Marketing & Communications

Aon plc announced that Andy Weitz, 37, will become senior vice president of global marketing and communications on October 1st. Weitz was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. region for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory …

Appointment to Help ACE Grow German Surety Business

ACE Group has appointed Charles Villette as surety underwriting manager in Germany, as it expands its surety capabilities in Europe’s biggest economy. Villette has more than ten years of insurance industry and surety experience and joins ACE from a major …

Rachel Cotton Appointed Real Estate Director at RSA

RSA, the London-based insurer, has appointed Rachel Cotton as real estate director for RSA’s Risk Managed Business. Cotton has worked at RSA for over 25 years across a variety of areas including technical and specialist claims, sales and marketing for small …

Allianz CEO’s Contract Likely to Be Extended

Allianz is set to extend the contract of its Chief Executive Michael Diekmann by two years as the German insurer seeks to soothe the turmoil over leadership change at its Pimco subsidiary, a German newspaper reported. Allianz’s supervisory board will …

Aon’s Evans Joins Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Co., the largest bank on the U.S. West Coast, hired Alejandra Evans as senior vice president for risk management and  international business at its insurance operation. Evans joins from Aon Plc, where she was managing director in …

Ex-Deutsche Bank South Africa Head Adds Investment Talent at RMI

Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings Ltd., which owns stakes in four insurers, hired Chris Meyer, head of RMB Morgan Stanley, as the holding company run by a former Deutsche Bank AG executive adds investment talent. Meyer will leave at the end …

Duperreault, Reardon and Deutsch Lead Hamilton Re into the ‘Data Analytics’ Future

If you’re going to successfully operate a relatively new reinsurance company in these troubled times, you better know what you’re doing. Fortunately Bermuda-based Hamilton Re would seem to pass muster. Firstly, it’s not a start-up. Hamilton Re is the successor …

Willis Re Strengthens Turkish Expertise with Gras Savoye Agreement

Willis Re announced that it has strengthened its expertise in the Turkish market by entering into an agreement with Gras Savoye Turkey. Kemal Kurklu has joined Gras Savoye as Executive Director-Treaty Reinsurance in Istanbul to work in partnership with Willis …

People – South Central

Stuart Parker, currently chief operating officer at San Antonio-based USAA, has been named to succeed current CEO Joe Robles when he retires at the end of February 2015. USAA Capital Corporation President Carl Liebert has taken over the role of …

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