American International Group, Inc. announced the appointment of two senior leaders in its global specialty business. Steve Eccles will join AIG as global head of Aerospace, General Insurance. James Langdon will join AIG as UK head of Energy & Construction, General Insurance.
Eccles will report to Peter Bilsby, global head of Specialty, and will be based in London. As a key member of the specialty leadership team, Eccles will be responsible for setting and driving business strategy for global aerospace and ensuring underwriting excellence across the product line.
With more than 30 years of industry experience and deep knowledge of the aviation insurance market, Eccles worked first as an aviation broker before becoming an aviation underwriter at Lloyd’s of London. He joins AIG from Argo where he was chief underwriting officer International and active underwriter for ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s. Prior to joining Argo, Eccles was the active underwriter for Travelers Syndicate 5000. He will start his new role in April 2020.
Langdon will report to Gordon Browne, global head of Energy & Construction, and will be based in London. As head of the U.K. business, he will be responsible for developing and executing the U.K. strategy in line with the global energy strategy, as well as driving underwriting excellence. Langdon joins AIG from Chubb, where he spent over 16 years, most recently as global head of Upstream Energy. He will start his new role in December this year.
Source: American International Group
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