Aspen Re Taps Swiss Re Exec to Lead U.S. Business Development in Connecticut

Aspen Reinsurance, the reinsurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, appointed Tom Luning as head of U.S. regional business development.

Tom Luning
He will be based at Aspen Re America’s office in Connecticut and report to Mike Sowa, managing director of North America, and Brian Boornazian, Aspen Re’s chairman and CEO for North America.

Luning will be responsible for delivering and enhancing Aspen Re’s broad range of products in the U.S. marketplace.

Before joining Aspen Re, Luning was at Swiss Re for 27 years where he held a variety of management roles in both underwriting and marketing and was a member of the Swiss Re America Management Board. He spent the last 10 years as a managing director, responsible for the Swiss Re America Regional National Business.

“Aspen Re’s regional approach is a key element of our growth strategy and Tom is uniquely qualified to lead and develop our presence in the important U.S. regional market,” said Brian Boornazian, Aspen Re’s chairman and CEO for North America.

Aspen Re is a business segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited with gross written premiums of $1.2 billion in 2012. Aspen Re offers a broad range of specialty reinsurance
products and has a global footprint with offices in the US, Bermuda, the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany and Singapore.