People & Places

ACE Creates International Excess Unit in Asia Pacific; Appoints Sexton

ACE Group has created a new business unit – ACE International Excess (AIE) – to provide commercial property insurance on an excess basis for large companies in the Asia Pacific region. The new business unit will be modeled after ACE Bermuda International, …

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Names Soares CEO for Latin America

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) announced the appointment of Ulisses Soares as Chief Executive Officer for the Latin America region, effective immediately. He “will lead all of CGSC’s business in Latin America and work with local country CEO’s in …

ACE Appoints McDonald as Regional General Counsel for Eurasia & Africa

ACE Group has appointed Susan McDonald to the role of regional general counsel for Eurasia and Africa, as it continues to build its management team in its newest business region. Currently legal and compliance manager for MENA, in her new …

Miller Appoints Milner to Help Build Cyber & Technology Book

Miller, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has hired Simon Milner, in a production and broking role in the cyber and technology area. In a press release, Miller said the appointment underlines its plans to build on the growth …

Giordano to Retire as Executive Chairman of Canopius US

Canopius Group Limited, the global specialty (re)insurance platform of Sompo Holdings, announced that James (Jim) Giordano, Executive Chairman of Canopius US Holdings, will retire from the Group on June 30, 2015. The announcement noted that Giordano “was a member of …

ACE Promotes Gandon, Etherington in Global Accounts for UK & Ireland

ACE Group has made two appointments within its Global Accounts segment: Ed Gandon, casualty manager, UK & Ireland, and Gary Etherington, property manager, UK & Ireland, as it continues to invest in servicing larger UK-based companies with turnovers of over …

Willis Appoints Paasch as Global Head of ART Solutions

Willis Group Holdings plc announced that it has “strengthened and expanded its alternative risk transfer (ART) expertise by appointing Marc Paasch as the Global Head of ART Solutions.” Willis explained that “ART solutions enable businesses to transfer traditionally uninsurable risks …

People – Midwest

Westfield, Ohio-based banking and insurance organization, Westfield Group, has selected Edward J. Largent III to succeed James R. Clay as company leader, president and CEO. The transition will occur July 1. Clay will remain as chairman of the board until …

People – Southeast

The board of directors of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Harden has elected three of its current vice presidents as officers for 2015. Kelly Craddock, Bettilyn Lunetta, and Elisa Simpson were recognized by the company as new senior vice presidents. In addition, Thea …

People – East

Global reinsurance and insurance broker Willis Group Holdings appointed Christine LaSala to be chair of Willis North America. LaSala will work with Todd Jones, CEO of Willis North America, on business development and expanding Willis’s footprint in the marketplace. LaSala …

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