People Moves: Beazley Names Sanchez to New Cyber Role; AGCS Promotes Vassallo for Energy & Construction; Dyer and Adams Join Marsh’s UK Marine & Cargo Practice

September 17, 2021

This edition of International People Moves covers London-based appointments at Beazley, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Marsh.

A summary of these promotions and new hires follows here.

Insurer Beazley Names Sanchez for Newly Created Global Head of Cyber Services

Specialist insurer Beazley has promoted Raf Sanchez as global head of Cyber Services, a newly created role.

Raf Sanchez

Sanchez, currently international manager of Beazley Breach Response Services, will assume his new role on Oct. 1, and he will join the Global Cyber & Tech Management Team. He will continue to be based in London.

Beazley is a market leader in cyber insurance, and Sanchez has been integral to the development of Beazley’s breach response services, which are a key element of the Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product that was launched in 2009, said the London-based company in a statement.

“We have created the new role of global head of Cyber Services to further enhance our commitment to underwriting cyber exposure, and harnessing data and technology to equip clients with the best possible risk management tools,” commented Paul Bantick, global head of Cyber & Technology at Beazley.

“In his new role, Raf will direct global risk management and incident response functions…,” Bantick continued.


AGCS Promotes Vassallo as Regional Head of Energy & Construction, London and Nordics

Anthony Vassallo

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced the appointment of Anthony Vassallo as the new regional head of Energy & Construction for Regional Unit London and Nordics, effective immediately.

In this role, Vassallo will lead AGCS’ Energy & Construction business across the UK, Ireland, and Nordics, with responsibility for the profitability of the portfolio and driving established and future solutions in these important areas of risk. He will report to Alfredo Alonso, managing director Regional Unit London and Nordics with an additional reporting line to AGCS’ global head of Energy & Construction. Vassallo remains based in the London office of AGCS, Allianz’s entity for large-scale corporate and specialty risks.

He succeeds Tracey Hunt who is leaving for an external opportunity outside the Allianz Group.

Since joining Allianz in 2003, Anthony has worked in specialty lines across the London Market, Europe, Asia and South America on both underwriting and distribution sides of the business. Prior to his most recent role as regional lead – Onshore Energy for RUL & Nordics, he was responsible for strategy within the Marine and Energy, CUO team, based in London. Before this, Vassallo led AGCS’ Marine and Energy team in South America, based in Rio de Janeiro.

“Anthony is well known and respected in our markets and under his leadership, our Energy & Construction team’s expertise and knowledge is perfectly placed to respond to the fast-growing exposures of modern businesses,” commented Alonso.


Dyer and Adams Join Marsh Specialty’s UK Marine & Cargo Practice

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the appointments of Sarah Dyer as head of Logistics and Nick Adams as Business Development leader within Marsh Specialty’s UK Marine & Cargo Practice.

Dyer reports to Louise Nevill, CEO, UK Marine & Cargo Practice, and Adams reports to Mark Cracknell, head of Protection & Indemnity (P&I). They are both based in London,

Marsh Specialty’s UK Marine & Cargo advisers work with marine, shipping, and logistics organizations around the world to help them reduce their risk exposures and navigate business-related challenges, through the application of industry-leading data, analytics, and benchmarking.

Dyer returns to Marsh from AIG, where she was UK Head of Marine. With over 30 years’ experience as a broker and underwriter, she previously worked for Marsh as a freight liability broker. Dyer also spent 10 years at Aon, as a client director, engaged in supply chain and freight forwarding risks and 12 years working for a logistics company. In her new role, she will support wholesale and retail logistics businesses globally in managing their insurance and risk portfolios.

In his role, Adams will focus on supporting Greek marine clients with their insurance and risk management programs and will work closely with Nikos Rekantzis, head of Marine, Marsh Specialty, Greece. Prior to joining Marsh, Adams had spent more than 12 years with the Onassis Group as a Director of Olympic Agencies (UK) in London. A qualified solicitor, he previously worked as a claims manager in the Swedish P&I Club’s Greek Office.

Topics Cyber Construction Trucking

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