Latest Job Moves & Senior Hires 05.09.22

It’s that time again, when IE rounds up the latest senior job moves and recent hires across the insurance sector;


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced that Anthony Tramonte will join as Head of Marine for AGCS Canada, effective September 8, 2022. He will be based in Toronto, reporting directly to Rich Soja, North American Head of Marine and Global Head of Inland Marine.
In this role, Tramonte will develop and execute the local strategy and proactively support the development of AGCS’ global strategy for Inland Marine, as well as Ocean Marine. He will also manage the Canadian Marine team and have oversight of all aspects of the Marine portfolio in the region.
Tramonte joins AGCS from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, where he was employed since 2013 as a Senior Engineering and Construction Underwriter. While there, he was part of the Canadian Engineering and Construction division and helped establish Swiss Re’s presence in the mid-market business; In this role he developed strong relationships with key brokers and facilitated the insurance placement of complex construction projects.

QIC Global, the international specialty insurance and reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group, announces the appointment of Stewart Smith as business development officer, effective immediately. Smith joins QIC Global at Group level and will be based in London, reporting directly to Michael van der Straaten, CEO of QIC Global and Qatar Re.

Smith will work across all QIC Global entities to help each identify new areas of opportunity and increase efficiency. Having worked in the London market for more than 40 years, Smith brings a wealth of industry experience to QIC Global. He has held senior roles at several large brokerages, including Aon and Willis Re, and he joins QIC Global from McGill and Partners where he was a partner.

van der Straaten, said: “Stewart is an extremely well liked and respected industry veteran whose extensive broking experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow. The newly created BDO role, with a remit across our entire business, will allow him to use his considerable expertise to connect brokers with the right solutions for their clients. His appointment is indicative of QIC Global’s ongoing development and he is exactly the person we need to drive further growth.”

Smith added: “QIC Global is a multifaceted, rapidly expanding business and I look forward to working with the various teams to enhance broker experience and speed access to solutions relevant to their clients.”


Compre, the Bermuda headquartered international legacy group, announces the appointment of Jonathan Zisaruk to the newly created role of Executive Director – Capital, Planning and Projects, effective 05 September. He will be based in London and report to Group CEO, Will Bridger.

Zisaruk will be responsible for strategic capital management across the business and on transactions.  He joins from Acrisure Re where he was Head of Legacy for the past year. Prior to this, Zisaruk was at Enstar for 15 years where he was most recently Head of M&A.

Will Bridger said: “I am delighted that Jonathan has agreed to join the management team at Compre.  Effective capital deployment in our business and on transactions is key to building our platforms across our three operating pillars – Europe, Lloyd’s of London and North America – Jonathan brings a wealth of experience from across the legacy market to this role. We look forward to welcoming him to the team.”


Sompo International, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, announced today the appointment of Ralph Brand as President, Continental Europe.

In this role, Mr. Brand will oversee Sompo International’s strategy in Continental Europe and enhance the offering to clients and distribution partners across the region.

Mr. Brand comes to Sompo International with more than 35 years of international insurance experience, most recently as Global Head of Casualty, Financial Lines & Cyber for Zurich Insurance’s Commercial Insurance business. Having held various leadership roles with Zurich and AIG in Europe and over 15 years with Allianz living and overseeing portfolios in Germany, France, Sweden, the United States, South Africa and Switzerland, he will bring the right level of experience and market knowledge to help build a sustainable presence for us in Europe. Mr. Brand holds a master’s degree in Economics, Marketing and Foreign Trade from the University of Rendsburg, Germany.


Insurance-focused ClimateTech, Reask, a leading science and technology company focusing on natural hazard modelling, announces Jamie Rodney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jamie is a well-known and highly respected (re)insurance and capital markets specialist. Current CEO, Thomas Loridan, will become Chief Scientist and designated Executive Chairman to strengthen the company’s scientific focus and strategic oversight.

Reask is on a mission to be the leading provider of next-generation Nat Cat modelling, worldwide. The company is disrupting the status quo by fundamentally rethinking how catastrophe models are created, offering real-time, post event, and longer-term probabilistic risk forecasting solutions for global weather-related catastrophes, using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Reask gained significant funding from Tencent, the global technology giant headquartered in China, to support this strategic growth and build on its broad portfolio of clients, including Swiss Re, Axa, and Descartes, to name a few.

Jamie’s extensive academic and commercial experience made him the clear choice to lead Reask to its next stage of success. As one of the company’s first clients, and a driving force behind the development of one of its first products, Jamie comes with a solid understanding of the business, its vision, and technology, as well as the needs and challenges of its clients. A PhD in Mathematics, coupled with starting his career at RMS, also gives Jamie a fundamental appreciation of the core academic principles from which Reask was founded.


Lumeraa leading insurtech company dedicated to the digital transformation of the European life and pensions industry, announces the appointment of Johan Rudén to its executive team in the new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As the former CIO at leading Swedish insurer Folksam during a transformational four-year period, Johan Rudén had a key role in a comprehensive upgrade and modernization of the Folksam Group’s enterprise systems environment. He has also held multiple management positions with Nasdaq, including as global operations lead for segments of the securities markets. Before that, he worked at Ericsson in roles that included project management and software development for international clients.

“We are really pleased to welcome Johan to Lumera. His leadership and drive to succeed makes him a significant addition to our management team. I’m positive that Johan’s strategic vision and experience will prove valuable for energizing Lumera’s organization as well as for developing our offering,” says Mats Lillienberg, CEO, Lumera.

Johan Rudén joins Lumera with more than 30 years of management experience, having focused on developing businesses and customer experiences in various industries, including insurance, financial technology, securities trading and clearing. He has successfully managed change in complex organizations, such as software development projects in an international, multicultural environment.


Gallagher Re, the global reinsurance broker, has appointed Alexandre Delacroix to the role of Executive Director within its EMEA West & South team, effective immediately. Based in Paris, Alexandre will focus on a range of capital market activities, including Insurance-Linked Securities (“ILS”) and collateralised reinsurance, and thus be part of Gallagher Re’s specialist ILS and capital markets unit, Gallagher Securities.

An actuary by profession, Alexandre brings to Gallagher Re a wealth of capital markets and reinsurance experience across both the property & casualty and life sectors, and in both traditional and non-traditional solutions. He has a track record of originating, structuring and executing a broad range of transactions.

Alexandre joins Gallagher Re from Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking where he served as a Director within the Bank, Insurance and Fund Solutions team, developing solutions for the (re)insurance and ILS industry. Prior to joining Natixis, he worked for NewRe, part of the Munich Re group, as a financial solutions structurer and a casualty underwriter.


Gallagher has appointed Phil Daly as Claims Director for its UK Retail Division. Phil brings over 30 years operations and claims experience having spent his career to date at a number of the UK’s leading general insurers.

Phil most recently worked at Hastings Direct as Head of Claims Operations, where he was responsible for the oversight of the motor customer claims operations, focused on optimising service delivery. Prior to this, Phil spent over 20 years at Zurich in a range of senior claims roles, including overseeing transformation of its commercial claims operations, and leading the team responsible for dealing with property and specialty claims.

In his new role, Phil will oversee all of Gallagher’s UK Retail claims operations, working closely with its existing regional claims teams. He will report to Chief Operating Officer, Michelle Bree.

Gallagher’s UK Retail Division supports individuals and businesses across the UK, from SMEs to large corporates, with their insurance and risk management needs. It has over 3,200 employees based in a network of offices throughout the UK.


Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, recently announced the appointment of Ankita Dutta to the role of Senior Underwriter – Financial Risk Solutions (FRS). Dutta reports to Sam Wilde, Head of London Markets – FRS and joins with immediate effect. She is based in London.

Dutta is responsible for underwriting a broad range of complex credit and political risks, strengthening broker relationships, and contributing to the continued growth of the London business. She brings to the team a wealth of experience in credit and political risks and a strong technical background.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ankita to LSM. Her wide-ranging experience in the global insurance market will further strengthen our ability to adapt to the growing breadth, scale, and complexity of the FRS London business. Ankita, with her outstanding technical ability and background, is perfectly placed to support our team in its mission to provide an unrivalled service to our broker partners and insureds”, said Liberty Specialty Markets’ Head of London Markets – FRS, Sam Wilde.


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