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Capsicum Re adds 4 new hires to its London cyber team

September 06, 2019

Specialist (re)insurance broker Capsicum Re has announced 4 new appointments to its London cyber team.

Umair Ghani and Thomas Lashkari have joined as a cyber pricing actuary and a cyber analyst and will report to Justyna Pikinska, head of analytics, Specialty Lines at Capsicum Re.

Meanwhile Jennifer Braney and Sebastien Plummer have joined as brokers and will report to Ian Newman, global head of cyber.

Ghani joins from AIG where he has spent the last 9 years, most recently as a casualty lines pricing actuary. He also held roles as a financial lines pricing actuary, pricing analyst and reserving analyst.

Lashkari joins from Direct Line Group where he was a pricing analyst, acting as the lead analyst for several notable lines of business. Before this he held roles at Travelers Insurance and Davies Group.

Additionally, Braney joins from Liberty Specialty Markets where she was a senior underwriter focused on developing the cyber reinsurance and personal accident reinsurance portfolios.

Prior to this she was the deputy class underwriter for Treaty PA at Liberty Syndicates and also held roles with Lockton Re and Odyssey Re.

Meanwhile, Plummer was previously an assistant vice president in the cyber, media and tech E&O team broker at Paragon. He also worked as part of the FinTech team, which placed accounts such as cryptocurrency exchanges and disruptive blockchain technology companies.

Prior to this, Plummer worked for head-hunters Webber Fox Group as well as Accenture in Madrid.

Ian Newman, global head of cyber at Capsicum Re, said: “The cyber market is growing rapidly and our role is to help our clients understand more about their own cyber exposures, how to identify, quantify and ultimately mitigate this risk. It is key that we continue to attract the best talent so we can continue to provide market leading advice and help clients navigate the challenges they face.

I am delighted to welcome four excellent additions to our team. Analytics is a key part of our delivery and Umair and Thomas’s expertise will increase our ability to deliver high quality consultancy work. Jen and Seb are well respected in the cyber market and each bring a different experience and perspective, which will be incredibly valuable as we evolve our products and offering for clients.”