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Insurance moves: Swiss Re names North America accident and health head


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Insurance moves: Swiss Re names North America accident and health head

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.

Life and health

China Pacific Life Insurance Co. Ltd. approved the appointment of Kong Qingwei as director and Pan Yanhong as general manager during its board meeting.

Kong is China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd.'s chairman and executive director, while Pan is executive vice president. The appointments are subject to the approval of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.

China Pacific Life Insurance is a subsidiary of China Pacific Insurance.


New Ireland Assurance Co. PLC appointed Tom Barry chairman of the board. He replaces Pat Healy, who is retiring after 9 years of service.

Barry previously was CEO at Canada Life (Ireland).


Pacific Life Re named Chan Keng Hong head of Greater China. He was previously head of group product management at Great Eastern, Insurance Business Asia reported.

Pacific Life Re is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp.


Andreas Schönenberger was elected CEO by the board of Sanitas Beteiligungen AG, after temporarily taking the position in February.

Michel Sudbrack was also elected to the board of directors at Sanitas Beteiligungen and the board of trustees at Sanitas Health Insurance Foundation.

Sanitas Beteiligungen AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanitas Krankenversicherung.


Liberty Company Insurance Brokers LLC named Mary Policky senior vice president for employee benefits.

Policky previously was senior vice president of Momentous Insurance Brokerage.

Property and casualty

Markel International appointed Rajesh Sinha head of personal accident, contingency and entertainment in Asia, based in Singapore, Insurance Business Asia reported. He previously was a senior underwriter for accident and health at Chubb Asia-Pacific.


Swiss Re AG appointed Katie McGrath as accident & health head for North America, effective June 10.

McGrath replaces Mike Kemp, who is retiring this year.