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Andrew Tongue joins Canopius as trade & political risk underwriter

December 11, 2019

Global (re)insurer Canopius has named Andrew Tongue as a trade and political risk underwriter, effective March 2020. He will also act as deputy to Crispin Hodges, head of trade & political risk.

Tongue brings almost a decade of industry experience to Canopius’ political risk and trade unit, having most recently served in a similar position as senior underwriter, political risks and trade credit at Swiss Re.

Prior to that he Tongue held senior positions at AXA Africa Specialty Risks and CNA Hardy.

Hodges commented: “Andrew is exactly the calibre of underwriter we wish to attract, and his extensive expertise and experience will be a huge advantage as we develop the proposition further. We are delighted to announce he will be joining the team.”

Bernie de Haldevang, head of credit, political & crisis management, added: “Following the integration of AmTrust, Canopius has a greatly extended political risk capability. Andrew’s appointment demonstrates our intent to fully capitalise on the huge potential that has been created. Further expansion is expected, and the Syndicate 1861 portfolio will play an essential part in that.”