Specialty insurer Hiscox Ltd. announced that Kevin Kerridge will succeed Steve Langan as chief executive officer of Hiscox USA.
Kerridge will take the helm effective May 15, 2021.
Langan, who is retiring, will return to the UK after working with Kerridge on a transition of the CEO role.
Kerridge, who will report to Ben Walter, CEO of Hiscox Global Retail, joined Hiscox in 1996. He created Hiscox’s first direct online business in the UK, initially for home insurance and then for commercial clients.
In 2009, Kerridge relocated from London to New York to oversee the launch and development of Hiscox’s U.S. digital small business operation which now serves more than 460,000 small business customers.
Ben Walter, Hiscox Global Retail CEO, said Kerridge has been “instrumental in driving forward Hiscox’s ambition of becoming a leading provider of small business insurance in the U.S., delivered through a best-in-class digital and service centre delivery model.
Kerridge takes over from Langan, who succeeded Walter as CEO of Hiscox USA in 2018 when Walter was named CEO Hiscox Global Retail. Langan was tasked with driving Hiscox USA’s next phase of growth, drawing on his experience of building retail brands around the world, both at Hiscox and previously at Diageo and Coca Cola. He also remained chief marketing officer for the group.
Walter thanked Langan for running Hiscox USA for the last three years with a “steady hand and clear voice, positioning the business well for market success and profitable growth” and building the Hiscox brand across the globe.
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