The latest job moves and senior level hires;
Inigo Limited (“Inigo”) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jane Bennett to spearhead a new Financial Institutions team, under Casualty and Financial Line. As Head of Financial Institutions Jane will oversee Inigo entering a new sector offering D&O, professional liability and crime cover as the lead underwriter, writing primary and low excess across financial institutions worldwide, but notably in the US, UK, EU, Australia and Canada.
Jane is a highly experienced and recognised leading underwriter, having held similar roles at Ace (later acquired by Chubb) and Faraday for over twenty years. Her most recent role was as a Senior Advisor at Howden Insurance Brokers and her appointment supports the next phase of growth for Inigo. Under Jane a new team will be formed to add further depth to Inigo’s Casualty and Financial Lines teams which launched in Q1 2021.
Verex Group, the market leader in dedicated connected services to vehicle manufacturers, has appointed David Shaw as Commercial Director to create and enhance strategic relationships with the group’s insurer panel and to further develop the leading range of insurance products for vehicle manufacturers.
Shaw will lead the insurance team and oversee the group’s insurance proposition to a growing list of UK vehicle manufacturers. The Group is now working with 16 leading vehicle brands and uses cutting-edge data and digital capabilities to deliver a market leading range of connected branded insurance products and services.
He brings over 24 years’ experience in both the commercial and personal insurance sectors from a successful career in the industry including 14 years in his previous role as Sales and Marketing Director at XS Direct. He was responsible for growing the Gross Written Premium (GWP) to £100m and also launched a retail broker that went on to represent 20% of all policies in Ireland.
Industry expert Elissa Doroff (centre) has joined Mosaic Insurance to lead the company’s North American claims handling as it builds out the core division globally.
Based in New York, Doroff has been appointed Head of Claims Americas for Mosaic, and over time will expand the unit’s scope to serve a broad geography encompassing the US and Canada. Her hiring follows another recent addition to Mosaic’s claims team in Rachel Haffenden, (right) who joined the specialist insurer’s London office last month as Senior Claims Adjuster. The division has been led since Mosaic’s launch in February 2021 by Natalie Graham, (left) a lawyer who previously held managerial roles at Syndicate 4000 and Aon.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Elissa and Rachel to the team,” said Graham. “They each bring a wealth of experience that enables Mosaic to provide highly technical and region-specific expertise as we partner with our insureds throughout all stages of the claims process.”
Prima Solutions, a software provider for insurance and reinsurance professionals, has appointed Nathalie Blassel to the role of Group Quality Director. Blassel is now in charge of the Group’s quality policy, as well as the coordination and management of processes for the entire Prima Solutions software offering. Nathalie Blassel has also joined the Prima Solutions executive committee. Blassel has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance software sector, both in France and internationally. She oversaw DXC’s transformation and optimization programs for health, life, and savings insurance systems on behalf of major insurers such as Aviva, Axa Wealth Services, and Malakoff Humanis.
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc., pronounced G.E.H.A.) announced David Hakanson as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the newest addition to the expanding executive leadership team.
With more than 20 years of information technology (IT) experience, Hakanson will help GEHA leverage technology to streamline its business operations, as well as identify and invest in innovative technologies to improve the member experience. Hakanson will oversee the company’s IT strategy, including managing and implementing technology to support the organization’s corporate goals and provide oversight, planning and execution of all technology aspects of the business.
“David is a visionary executive leader who brings a proven track record of translating business goals and objectives into technology services,” said Art Nizza, GEHA President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to have David join GEHA as we continue to expand our executive leadership team. He will leverage the power of technology to unlock opportunities that drive excellence and more integrated offerings to our members and prospective members.”
Hakanson joins GEHA from Southern Illinois Healthcare, where he was Vice President and CIO. He led various critical digital transformation initiatives, such as an AI-based case management system (XSOLIS) to support admissions, discharges and transfers, and the rollout of an enterprise telehealth platform and a remote patient monitoring system amid COVID-19. In addition, Hakanson has implemented solutions that enabled reduced operating costs, improved end-user experience, and added functionality and essential services to the IT offerings while uplifting company morale and building exceptional client and vendor relationships.
Insurtech firm, Uinsure, has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors who have joined its board and leadership team. Dan Wright joins as non-executive chair and Jo Smith joins as non-executive director, having both led businesses and supported SMEs across the technology, financial services, and insurance sectors. The additions to Uinsure’s board come as the Manchester-based business continues to progress with its ongoing mission to simplify insurance using data and technology.
By bringing on board Jo, the founder of two successful industry tech businesses and award-winning entrepreneur, and Dan, who has a strong track record in investment across public and private markets [the investor community and AIM listed companies], Uinsure is investing in its board at a time when it plans significant expansion of its technology and distribution.
Simon Taylor, Uinsure CEO, added: “We’re delighted to welcome two visionary leaders. Both Jo and Dan have helped build and guide some of the most renowned financial services businesses across the UK. They bring a lot of experience, as well as industry and tech expertise that will help guide us in our next phase of ambitious growth.”
Munich-based insurtech Xempus continues its recent growth as it announces Louise Buson as its new Chief Product Officer. Louise is an expert in the field of user-centric products and technological development with 23 years of experience in the digital industry, in sectors ranging from publishing and gaming to online retail and recruitment. Prior to joining Xempus she worked as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Global Savings Group.
Louise has worked with high-growth scale-ups and businesses undergoing digital transformation during country launches and market entries as well as the replatforming of legacy systems and the delivery of new products using innovation strategies. Her approach always focused on using technology as a mechanism to address clients’ needs and therefore create value for the company business. At Xempus, she will support the company’s future plans of scaling and expanding the platform’s product and service range both in domestic and international markets and ensure user-centricity remains at the core of Xempus.
MAXIS GLOBAL BENEFITS
MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), the international employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and AXA, has announced that Federico Morosi has been appointed Chief Technical & Financial Officer. He will be joining MAXIS GBN on 2 May 2022 and will be based in Paris.
In this new role, Federico will oversee MAXIS GBN’s Finance, Legal, Portfolio Management and Reinsurance & Reporting teams. He will sit on the MAXIS GBN Executive Committee and report to CEO Mattieu Rouot. Federico has more than 15 years’ experience spanning engineering, consulting and insurance, most recently working for Generali as the Area Manager for Argentina, Chile and Portugal. In total he spent nine years with the Generali group, including some years as Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at Generali Employee Benefits.
- Property Claims: apply PURE learnings and experience around estimation and adjusting to enhance service while controlling costs with the help of Michael Dandridge, Vice President of Claims.
- Casualty Claims: continue to defend members against allegations of personal injury and property damage through liability strategies and litigation management with the help of Terrence Jarrett, Vice President of Claims, Western Zone
- Internal/Employee Operations: Ensure the training, technology, audit, and operations functions are running smoothly so the PURE team has the tools and support to be at their best with the help of Tiffany Alvey, Vice President, Central Zone Field Claims.
HDI Global SE announced today that Arnoud Bos will join the company on 1 July 2022 in the newly created role of Global Head of Human Resources (HR). In his new role, the 46-year-old Dutchman will be responsible for people management at HDI Global and will work with the local units to create a globally harmonised HR structure for HDI Global.
Arnoud Bos will oversee all aspects of global human resources management. The new HR function will thus help to optimise recruiting and ensure harmonised succession arrangements. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Mr. Bos will report to Chief Executive Officer, Dr Edgar Puls.
“Arnoud Bos brings to HDI Global a combination of deep expertise and proven leadership in advancing a global human resources strategy during times of transformation,” said Dr Edgar Puls, CEO of HDI Global SE (photo, s. below). “Our people are our greatest asset. That is why people management is of great strategic importance to us.”