Insurance CEOs News

Ironshore Forms Dublin Subsidiary; Marry Named as CEO

Bermuda-based Ironshore Inc announced the formation of Ironshore Europe Limited, domiciled in Dublin, Ireland. Fiona Marry has been appointed as CEO of the new insurer. She will report to the Ironshore Europe Limited Board chaired by Mark Wheeler, who also …

AXA Appoints Droesch as CEO – Gulf Region

The French-based AXA Group has appointed Jérôme Droesch as CEO for the Gulf region. He was previously Regional CEO for the South-West region of AXA France, and replaces Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, who has been named CEO of AXA Japan. Droesch, …

Farmers Group Names Dailey President, COO; CEO Woudstra Retiring in 2011

Farmers Group Inc., the Los Angeles-based company and unit of Zurich Financial Services Group, has appointed Jeff Dailey president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Dailey also will become Farmers’ CEO when current Farmers CEO F. Robert Woudstra …

State Says Massey CEO Won’t Testify in Mine Explosion Probe

Outgoing Massey Energy executive Don Blankenship is refusing to testify as planned next week about the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine, state mine safety officials said. Deputy Director Eugene White said the Office of Miners’ Health Safety and …

DeVito Named CEO at Baldwin & Lyons

Indiana-based property and casualty insurer Baldwin & Lyons Inc. announced that Joseph J. DeVito was elected to the position of chief executive officer, replacing Gary W. Miller in that role. DeVito has been employed by Baldwin & Lyons in various …

Lloyd’s CEO Opens Toronto Office

Richard Ward hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the opening of Lloyd’s new office in Toronto on Tuesday November 30. Lloyd’s noted that it has been a “leading provider of commercial insurance in the Canadian market for many years and …

Massey CEO to Testify About Deadly West Virginia Mine Blast

Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship is expected to testify Dec. 14 in the probe of an April explosion that killed 29 men in West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine. The state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training has reached …

Markel CEO Kirshner to Be Absent Due to Medical Treatments

Specialty insurer Markel Corp. said today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Kirshner may be absent from the corporation’s offices for most of December and January while receiving medical treatments. Kirshner said he plans to resume day-to-day activities in …

Lloyd’s Chairman To Discuss Emerging Risks on Dec. 2

“Risk-taking lies at the heart of business operations, and it can also lead to problems if not handled properly,” said Anil Puri, dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton. Thus, a “discussion of the connection …

Donkin Appointed Golden Eagle Insurance President and CEO

Golden Eagle Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Agency Corp. regional company, has appointed Spencer J. Donkin president and CEO. Donkin joins Golden Eagle Insurance from Liberty Mutual Agency Corpo.’s Regional Companies Group, where he was senior vice president of Agency Management. …