The latest job moves and senior hires;
ESG Book, a global leader in sustainability data and technology, has announced that Leon Saunders Calvert will join as its new Chief Product Officer, effective in October 2022. He will lead the expansion of ESG Book’s product suite, and drive the firm’s market differentiation through next-generation sustainability solutions.
Saunders Calvert currently runs the Research and Portfolio Management business at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), where he has been leading the desktop business servicing the front office institutional investment management community. He was previously Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper, and Research for Refinitiv (now an LSEG business), and before that ran the M&A and Capital Raising business at Thomson Reuters.
His appointment is part of the scaling of ESG Book’s services worldwide, as the company accelerates its growth in response to increasing client demand for technology enabled ESG data solutions. Today’s announcement follows ESG Book’s recent $35 million Series B, involving three of the world’s leading sustainability-conscious investors, to fuel adoption of its industry-leading data platform, and further the company’s continued expansion into cutting-edge new products areas.
Bristol-based legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has appointed Kate Rees to be the company’s new Human Resources Manager. Kate joins ARAG after a long spell at Tesco, where she started her personnel management career and advanced to the role of People Partner. She is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Commenting on her appointment, Kate said:
“ARAG already has a large but friendly team, that is highly committed to the company’s core purpose of extending access to justice. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of maintaining that energy and commitment while helping ARAG to grow the business.”
ALLIANZ GLOBAL (AGCS)
International corporate insurance carrier, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), is strengthening its capabilities, including a new market-facing team as well as dedicated investments in data and technology, and will expand its customer services.
To support its Multinational customers, AGCS has moved the Management Board responsibility to the ‘Regions and Markets’ area led by Henning Haagen, who oversees market-facing activities including distribution. The new AGCS Multinational set-up also includes a strengthened global leadership team and enhanced regional responsibilities. Guy Money, currently Global Head of Product at AGCS, has been appointed Global Head of Multinational Business.
The well-established AGCS Captive Solutions team, led by Brian McNamara, will be integrated into the Multinational business to serve customers with a broad range of services from traditional, multi-line global programs to captive fronting and reinsurance as well as hybrid combinations of traditional and alternative risk transfer.
Global Insurtech MGA, Pattern, is delighted to announce the appointment of Joyce Segall as Head of Underwriting.
Joining the US office, Joyce brings over 20 years of experience in underwriting and product development. Her previous roles have included leadership positions focused on innovation, underwriting, end-to-end product development and strategy on a global scale.
Most recently, in her role as President at AccuRisk Ancillary Solutions LLC, she developed products focused on gaps in coverage, addressing unmet needs in specialist areas, including benefits, carjacking, maternity, surrogacy and COVID-19.
Joyce’s new role as Head of Underwriting has a global reach. She will use her wealth of knowledge in ideating, developing, and implementing new and enhanced insurance products and services to assist partners in creating protections that give lasting value, customer loyalty and ancillary revenue.
International (re)insurance broker UIB has announced the appointment of David Waller as Divisional Director within its highly respected Marine Division. Based in UIB’s offices in London, David reports to Andrew Little, Managing Director – Head of Marine.
David brings over 15 years of experience as a Marine insurance broker working with complex and difficult risks in cargo and stock throughput from a global portfolio, with skills in managing key market relationships, growing books of business and ensuring client retention. Prior to joining UIB, David spent four years with Roanoke International Brokers Limited (RIBL) as Executive Director, where he led its cargo and stock throughput business. Before RIBL, David was the Divisional Director of Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Limited, focusing on cargo and stock throughput risks.
Andrew Little, said: “Our Marine Division at UIB already possesses a plethora of knowledge and expertise and David’s appointment only serves to make our offering even more compelling. His experience in the Marine insurance sector and his portfolio of contacts will enhance the value of the business in a multitude of areas. We are looking forward to inducting him as a key member of our team.”
Corvus Insurance, the market-leading specialty insurance MGA offering Smart Commercial Insurance® products powered by AI-driven risk data, today announced the promotion of James Berry, previously Corvus London Markets’ Claims Team Lead, to Chief Claims Officer.
With a successful track record in overseeing the Corvus London Markets and pre-acquisition Tarian Underwriting Claims teams, in this expanded role Berry will manage the in-house Claims teams at Corvus on a global scale. The new role is also a first of its kind for Corvus, as the company continues to grow its international footprint.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to manage the Claims function at Corvus in a now global capacity. Corvus continues to innovate and provide immense value to its growing policyholder base, and I look forward to having a larger hand in making sure we’re keeping our policyholders safe,” said Berry.
In addition to Berry’s five year tenure with Corvus London Markets and Tarian Underwriting, his 20+ year career has included a focus on North American casualty claims in the Lloyd’s market. Beginning his career at JLT Specialty Ltd. as a claims advocate, James progressed into senior claims roles at both brokerages and syndicates in the London market.
Tractable announces the hire of a new Chief Science Officer, Mohan Mahadevan, to lead the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) development and research.
Mohan Mahadevan – former Head of Computer Vision and Machine Learning (Robotics Applications) at Amazon – will lead the company’s development and application of AI to challenges in the automotive and property sectors, where its solutions enable customers to visually assess images of a car or a home, classify their condition or amount of damage, and provide a detailed repair estimate, very quickly and consistently, at scale.
In addition, Mr Mahadevan – whose most recent role was as Senior Vice President of Applied Science at UK computer vision unicorn Onfido – will help develop Tractable’s AI so it improves efficiency and adds value across the entire repairs and claims ecosystem – reducing waste, cutting carbon emissions, and increasing the scale of recycling and reuse, while helping people recover sooner from accidents and natural disasters.