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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the insurance industry. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.


Brit Ltd. appointed James Drew head of outwards reinsurance, effective July 1, to replace Reinhard Seitz, who will retire by the end of 2019.

Drew previously worked as head of reinsurance at Aviva PLC.

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Sompo Holdings Inc. said group CEO Kengo Sakurada and group COO Shinji Tsuji will become directors. Full-time auditors Masaki Hanawa and Hidenori Hanada and auditors Naoki Yanagida, Hideyo Uchiyama and Atsuko Muraki were also appointed as directors.

Shareholders will vote at the June 24 meeting. The changes are part of a revamped governance structure in which Sompo will move from having a board of directors and a board of company auditors to having a board of directors with nomination, remuneration and audit committees.


Insurance and reinsurance startup Convex Insurance appointed Sharon Long as head of claims, The Insurance Insider reported.

Long previously worked as the claims director at Neon Underwriting Ltd.


Zurich North America named Brian Winters head of sales and distribution for U.S. commercial insurance.

Winters previously worked as head of specialty products for Zurich North America.

The specialties underwriting teams, which had reported to Winters, will be integrated into U.S. commercial insurance.