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Insurance moves through April 13

S&P Global MarketIntelligence presents a weekly rundown of selected executive management andother personnel moves in the insurance industry. The changes are listed byannouncement date in reverse chronological order.

April 13

's U.S.business group brought onboard Stan Celich as leader of national accounts distribution forits group benefits business. Celich most recently served as vice president ofLiberty Mutual InsuranceCo.'s central region.


RussellWhittle was namedin-house general counsel at SUNZInsurance Co.


David Callaghan topresident of its Marine Re division, IntelligentInsurer reported.

Also, Juan Melo was hired as Ironshore's head ofcrisis management for Latin America and the Caribbean. Melo most recentlyworked at Hiscox Inc.as a senior vice president in Miami.


MichaelMeyer wasnamed principal accounting officer of , effectiveApril 15.

April 12

GeneralRe Corp. issearching for a successor to CEO Tad Montross, who is retiring atthe end of 2016, The Wall Street Journalreported. General Re is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


ManulifeFinancial Corp. announced the death of its former chairman and CEO,Edwin Jackson.


KathleenTierney assumed thepost of senior vice president at W. R. Berkley Corp.


Christopher Lewis to grouppresident.


Daniel Prince joined Hamilton Underwriting Ltd. as head of professionalindemnity. Hamilton Underwriting is the managing agency of Lloyd's Syndicate3334 and the Lloyd's operations of Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd.


AspenInsurance Holdings Ltd. appointed Lorraine Seib global head of excess casualty. Seib joinsfrom XL Catlin, where she most recently was president of global excess casualtyinsurance. XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Plc's insurance and reinsurance companies.


RicPena was tapped asvice president for The HartfordFinancial Services Group Inc.'s newly launched energy practice.Pena joined from Zurich InsuranceGroup Ltd., where he was the U.S. head of energy casualty. 

April 11

appointed president andErik Heldingexecutive vice president and CFO. Bhojwani most recently served as a member ofthe board of management at AllianzGroup's AllianzSE, chairman of Allianz of America, Allianz Life Insurance Co. andFireman's Fund Insurance Co. from 2012 to 2015. Additionally, CNO Financialsaid that Chief Business Officer Scott Perry decided to leave the company to pursueother opportunities.


QBENorth America namedShruti Patel chief human resources officer. Patel replaces Hy Pomerance, whowas recently appointed chief human resources officer, emerging markets. Mostrecently, Patel worked at AmericanInternational Group Inc. as vice president, human resources. QBENorth America is part of QBEInsurance Group Ltd.


J.Paul McCaffrey Jr. wasnamed CFO of CSAA Insurance Group, the Insurance Journal reported.


hired Michael Nardiello as senior vice president andproperty product leader for global risk solutions. Nardiello most recentlyworked as regional property executive at AIG.


CNAappointed KathleenEllis as senior vice president, international and Drew Feldman senior vicepresident of marine and equipment breakdown. Ellis and Feldman joined fromChubb Ltd. CNA is aservice mark registered by CNAFinancial Corp. with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


CraigLandi joined as president of Argo Pro U.S.


wouldcombine its U.S. insurance and retirement operations into a singlebusiness and form a new customer experience group, effective May 1. Thecombined leadership team will report to Michael Fanning, executive vicepresident and current head of MassMutual's U.S. insurance business.


SwissRe Americas announced new leaders in its U.S. property and casualty markets,which will now have three managing director positions. Keith Wolfe to lead the regionaland national team and take on the role of president of , amongother appointments.


ColmLyons was promoted tochief excess casualty officer of XL Catlin's excess casualty segment. Lyonssucceeds Donnacha Smyth, who left the company.


AspenInsurance Holdings' reinsurance segment opened a new hub in Dubai for theMiddle East and Africa. The company also appointed Peter Thompson, Houcine Zouaoui and AttilioTornetta as senior underwriting managers for the reinsurance hub. Thompsonjoined from AssicurazioniGenerali SpA, while Tornetta previously served at


TorgnyJohansson took on therole of managing director of Markel Corp. Swedish business, Intelligent Insurer reported.

April 8

XLCatlin's insurance segment named David Guest country manager for Singapore,effective April 5. 


MarkJames assumed thepost of senior vice president of commercial marine insurance forChubb's North America commercial insurance division. 

April 7

d/b/aSelectAccount electedMatthew Marek to serve as CEO, effective April 11. Marek succeeds President andCEO Carol Kraft, who will retire from the company. Marek joins from Blue Crossand Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he served as vice president, product andmarketing. 


JamesDavenport wasappointed CFO of Farmers New World Life Insurance Co., effective April 1.Davenport was previously global head of risk and control at Zurich InsuranceGroup.


F.Michael Csorba joinedGreat American Insurance Group as divisional president within the property andcasualty group's ocean marine division. Csorba will replace John Rowney, who isretiring after 28 years with the company. Great American Insurance Co. is the flagship company ofGreat American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Groupare subsidiaries of AmericanFinancial Group Inc.


added Jennifer Sepull as chief information officer and seniorvice president of IT, replacing the recently retired Greg Schwartz, the San Antonio Express-News reported.


Shepherd Tapasak as a managingprincipal in its health care practice. Most recently, Tapasak was a zonalexecutive at AIG unit LexingtonInsurance Co.


Robert Cox, division chairman of Chubb's NorthAmerican financial lines, willretire July 1. Scott Meyer, division president of North Americaprofessional lines, will lead the financial lines business upon Cox'sretirement.