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EC News (21 October 2021)

October 21, 2021

Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Sompo International, AXIS Insurance, Tokio Marine Kiln and more.

[Podcast] Behind the Desk…with Ollie Holden, CIO at The AA

In the sixth episode of 'Behind the Desk with Mark Thomas', we're joined by The AA CIO, Ollie Holden.

Ollie has been a technology leader for over 20 years and started his career over 15-year stints at Accenture, before several roles in insurance and most recently leading the major top to bottom technology transformation, the well-known household brand the AA.

In this episode, we hear all about Ollie's journey from consulting, moving from capital markets to insurance and his journey into the AA, where he found an under-invested technology estate and has now spent the last four years sorting that out. Ollie's journey has been a real step-by-step rise to the top with some brilliant pieces of advice for those looking to do the same. A really charismatic and genuine guy with some impressive brands and achievements to match. Listen Here

Sompo International expands general aviation business & appoints senior hire

Bermuda-based specialty (re)insurer, Sompo International Holdings has announced the expansion of its general aviation offering and has named Peter Buckley as vice president, Aerospace. Read More

AXIS Insurance names trio to Financial Institutions team in London

AXIS Insurance, a division of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has appointed Beth Convey, Julieta Moya and Mark Sutton to its Financial Institutions team In London, effective immediately. Read More

Tokio Marine Kiln appoints David Slevin as head of aviation

Specialist international insurer, Tokio Marine Kiln has announced the appointment of David Slevin to the newly created role as departmental head of aviation where he will focus on expanding the firm’s presence in the Aviation sector, effective Spring 2022. Read More

Coverys expands AEC underwriting agency in Barcelona

Coverys European Holdings (CEH) has announced the expansion of its AEC underwriting agency with the launch of AEC Europe located in Barcelona. AEC Europe underwrites a set of products including professional indemnity, directors and officers (D&O), medical malpractice, and cyber. Read More

Kiran Shergill joins Tegron Specialty as senior underwriter

Tegron Specialty, the Beat Capital backed D&O MGA, has announced the appointment of Kiran Shergill as senior underwriter. She joins the firm from Tokio Marine HCC where she previously spent five years as an underwriter. Read More