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Felicia Govender Promoted To KPMG Director

Felicia Govender Promoted To KPMG Director

KPMG in Bermuda announced the promotion of Felicia Govender to Director in the Bermuda Enterprise team. Steve Woodward, Head of Enterprise for KPMG in Bermuda, said: “We are very fortunate to welcome Felicia into the senior leadership team for Bermuda’s Enterprise practice. “Felicia joined KPMG’s Investments & Banking practice in 2007... Read more of this article

XL Announces Reinsurance Leadership Changes

XL Announces Reinsurance Leadership Changes

XL Catlin’s reinsurance operations announced two key leadership appointments, both effective January 2017. Jonathan [Jon] Gale, currently Chief Executive London Reinsurance, will take over as Chief Executive Bermuda Reinsurance subject to Bermuda Immigration approval, while Rob Littlemore, currently Underwriting Director London Reinsurance, is being... Read more of this article

Kevin O’Donnell Elected As Chair Of ABIR

Kevin O’Donnell Elected As Chair Of ABIR

Kevin O’Donnell, President and CEO of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017. O’Donnell succeeds XL Catlin Executive Deputy Chairman Stephen Catlin who completes his two-year term December 31, 2016.  The ABIR Board elected officers... Read more of this article

XL Appoints Keller As Chief Investment Officer

XL Appoints Keller As Chief Investment Officer

XL Group Ltd. announced that Andre Keller will become its Chief Investment Officer on January 1, 2017, following the retirement of Benji Meuli at the end of this year. Mr. Keller is currently Head of Global Asset Positioning and a Managing Director. He will report to XL’s Chief Financial Officer Pete Porrino and will be based in New York City. Mr.... Read more of this article

Leadership Changes For Hiscox Bermuda

Leadership Changes For Hiscox Bermuda

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced leadership changes within Hiscox Re and ILS, and Hiscox Bermuda. Jeremy Pinchin, Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox Re and ILS, and Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox Bermuda, is to return to London next year, and Michael Krefta will be appointed into the Bermuda-based roles with effect from 1 August 2017, subject... Read more of this article

Bacardi Appoint Kavanagh In Communications

Bacardi Appoint Kavanagh In Communications

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi Limited announced the appointment of K.C. Kavanagh as senior vice president and global chief communications officer. Kavanagh reports to Mike Dolan, chief executive officer of Bacardi Limited, and serves on the Company’s global leadership team. “Kavanagh will work closely with Dolan and Chairman Facundo L. Bacardi... Read more of this article

Matthew Pifer Joins OIL Group: General Counsel

Matthew Pifer Joins OIL Group: General Counsel

Matthew Pifer will join the OIL Group of Companies on December 1, 2016 as General Counsel succeeding Theodore Henke who retires at year-end. The OIL Group of Companies is comprised of two member-owned insurance companies serving the energy industry, Oil Insurance Limited [OIL] and Oil Casualty Insurance, Ltd. [OCIL]. Mr. Pifer joins the Group from Paul... Read more of this article

Barrenechea Appointed To Hamilton Board

Barrenechea Appointed To Hamilton Board

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and at Lloyd’s, announced  that Mark J. Barrenechea has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barrenechea, a veteran of Silicon Valley’s technology sector, is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of OpenText,... Read more of this article

Entrepreneurs Hoping For Legislation To Pass

Entrepreneurs Hoping For Legislation To Pass

A group of young Bermudian entrepreneurs are gearing up to rent three-wheel rental scooters to visitors early in the New Year, and are hoping the law to allow it passes in Parliament. “We’re very excited,” said TJ Clark, 33, one of four partners working on a project to bring Scootcoupe vehicles to the Island. “We’re hoping for the Bill to... Read more of this article

XL Catlin Promotes Two In US & Bermuda

XL Catlin Promotes Two In US & Bermuda

XL Catlin’s North America Property Insurance business announced two promotions. William Volz has been promoted to Southern California Regional Underwriting Leader in Los Angeles while Mark Flanagan has been appointed Chief Property Underwriter in Hamilton, Bermuda. According to Michele Sansone, President of XL Catlin’s North America Property business,... Read more of this article

Richard Bennison Joins TMR Board Of Directors

Richard Bennison Joins TMR Board Of Directors

Tokio Millennium Re AG [TMR]  announced the appointment of Mr. Richard Bennison to its Board of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Mr. Bennison has over 35 years of experience in the financial sector. He has spent the majority of his career with KPMG where he most recently held the positions of Chief Operating... Read more of this article

David Brown To Replace Pete Cangany At EY

David Brown To Replace Pete Cangany At EY

Ernst & Young Ltd. announced two leadership changes, with David Brown set to become the firm’s Senior Partner in Bermuda and Insurance Leader for the EY Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands region, replacing Pete Cangany, who will retire from EY after 37 years with the organization. This transition will take effect on... Read more of this article

Finance Leadership Team Changes At RenRe

Finance Leadership Team Changes At RenRe

RenaissanceRe Holdings announced several key leadership changes in its Finance function effective December 31, 2016. James “Jamie” C. Fraser has been named SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for oversight of forecasting, planning and analysis; controls, financial reporting and tax. He will report to Robert Qutub, Chief Financial Officer. Reporting... Read more of this article