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Top Generali Investors Making Their Influence Felt in Hunt for New CEO

French corporate raider Vincent Bollore is making his influence felt in corporate Italy by defying the country’s old guard in choosing a replacement for Mario Greco as Generali chief executive. Greco may have masterminded a three-year turnaround and a doubling of its …

London-Based Brit Opens Singapore Office, Operating via Lloyd’s Platform

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer, has opened an office in Singapore, which will begin operations on March 1 via the Lloyd’s Singapore platform. Brit has received approval to begin underwriting from both Lloyd’s and the Monetary Authority of Singapore …

Hess Named Interim Director of Arizona Department of Insurance

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Leslie Hess as the interim director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. Hess has worked in the insurance and financial services industries, in both the private and public sectors, for over 25 years. Hess was …

Donald Gaddis Co. Adds Cale as Senior P/C Broker

Chicago-based independent regional wholesale insurance brokerage and general agent, Donald Gaddis Co. Inc., has hired Angela Cale as a senior property/casualty broker. Cale has 23 years of experience in the excess and surplus lines segment of the industry, handling both contract …

Holborn Taps Gould Rabin as Senior VP in New York City

Holborn, an independent reinsurance broker based in New York City, has hired Stephanie Gould Rabin as senior vice president.

Generali Names Galateri as Interim CEO After Greco Departs for Zurich Insurance

Assicurazioni Generali SpA appointed its Chairman Gabriele Galateri, as acting chief executive officer after CEO Mario Greco decided to quit Italy’s biggest insurer to become the head of Zurich Insurance Group AG. The company’s board approved the termination of Greco’s contract and …

Preferred Mutual Hires Forstenzer as General Counsel in New York

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company in New Berlin, New York, has hired Andrew Forstenzer as general counsel.

N.Y. Compensation Insurance Rating Board Names Attie as Next President

The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) announced that its Board of Governors has unanimously elected Jeremy Attie as NYCIRB’s next president after a recommendation from a Search Committee made up of five present and former members of the …

NAIC Fills President-Elect Post; Mum on New CEO as Nelson Exits

Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have elected Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel to fill the president-elect position vacated when Sharon P. Clark resigned as Kentucky insurance commissioner on Jan. 11. Subsequently, Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix …

Integro Insurance Announces O’Shea Joins UK Film & Television Team

Global insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers Holdings Ltd. announced that entertainment specialist broker Kevin O’Shea has joined Integro’s UK Film & Television team, part of the firm’s entertainment practice, in London. A Chartered Insurance Broker, O’Shea …