Swiss-based Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced that Julian James has been named President of Allied World’s European platform effective March 4, 2013, pending certain regulatory approvals.
James will be based in Allied World’s London office, and will be responsible for the strategic direction and underwriting performance of Allied World’s European insurance platform, and will work closely with executive management and the company’s boards of directors to execute the platform’s operating plans and initiatives.
Frank D’Orazio, Allied World’s President of Bermuda & International Insurance, stated: “Our European platform continues to serve as an important growth area for Allied World. Over the last few years, we’ve launched several new products and divisions as well as our Syndicate 2232, and we are extremely pleased to announce that Julian has joined our management team to further enhance these efforts. His extensive background in building and managing successful international businesses will greatly complement our current strategy to further advance our European operations.”
James formerly served as a senior executive at Lloyd’s, and was most recently the CEO of Lockton International. He announced that he was stepping down from that post in December. He started his career at Sedgwick Group in 1981, and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Cranfield University. James is the Immediate Past President of The Chartered Insurance Institute
The announcement said James is “excited to have the opportunity to be part of Allied World’s continuing global expansion and to join such a strong management and underwriting team. Allied World’s European platform is recognized as a leader in the excess market, and I look forward to helping them further diversify and develop their business.”
Source: Allied World Assurance Company