Aspen Appoints Issavi To Lead Its Reinsurance

August 9, 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announced that Emil Issavi, President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Aspen Re, has been appointed to lead its reinsurance business with immediate effect.

Mr. Issavi succeeds Thomas Lillelund who is leaving Aspen to take a senior leadership position with a global P&C insurance company. Mr. Lillelund is expected to remain with Aspen for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition.

Chris O’Kane, Aspen’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to name Emil as our new leader for Aspen Re. His appointment recognizes the deep knowledge and insights that he brings to the role with over 20 years in the reinsurance business, including 12 years at Aspen. As a highly-respected leader, Emil’s appointment will provide continuity and is testament to the significant strength-in-depth that we have across our leadership team at Aspen.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Thomas Lillelund for his significant contribution to Aspen Re over the last 10 years, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Re and before that as Managing Director of our Asia Pacific business. We wish him every success in the future.”

Emil Issavi commented: “I am honored to have been appointed to lead Aspen Re. The business is a highly respected player in our chosen markets, we have an outstanding team of people and we are well positioned to sustain the long-standing success of the business moving forward.”

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