Former EQECAT President William (Bill) Keogh has been elected the new chief executive officer of data and analytics company Advisen Ltd.

Keogh has dedicated much of his career to applied insurance analytics, coming to Advisen from Ultimate Risk Solutions, an independent provider of enterprise risk analytics to insurers, reinsurers, brokers and asset managers, where he also held the position of CEO.

Bill Keogh
Bill Keogh

Keogh recently authored an article for Carrier Management: “Capital Modeling: More Than Meets the Eye.
Other recent positions on the analytics side of the insurance and reinsurance business include a stint as president of catastrophe modeler EQECAT as president, during which he guided the design and roll-out of the new RQE platform. Just prior to his current role at URS, Keogh was a senior member of the decision support team at TigerRisk Partners.

Keogh takes the helm at Advisen on October 20, following the departure of former CEO and Advisen co-founder, Tom Ruggieri, to Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford.

During the early part of his 25-year career in the industry, Keogh worked in underwriting in the United States, Europe, and Latin America at companies such as AIG, NAC Re and then Swiss Re. Following those underwriting roles, he joined catastrophe modeling company RMS, where he ultimately led their global client development team.

In a statement about the appointment, Advisen Co-Founder David Bradford, who is also president of Advisen’s Research & Editorial Division said that Keogh’s proven track record building insurance analytics businesses, made him the natural choice to lead Advisen as CEO.