Executives On The Move at Allianz, CNA and Aspen

March 30, 2015

This week, we have some executive changes to tell you about at Allianz, CNA and Aspen Insurance Holdings.


Allianz Group’s Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has made a new executive hire in North allianz_flagge2America. Laura Coppola is the division’s new Head of Management Liability Commercial North America. Before Allianz, she held various executive positions within the management liability division of Arch Insurance Group.

At Allianz, she’ll work closely with Paul Shiavone, Regional Head of Financial Lines North America, to develop Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s North American management liability business. The goal: to tap into a strategically important market responsible for 60 percent of global financial lines premiums.


CNA said it has appointed Ziad Kubursi as senior vice president, Financial Institutions and CNAManagement Liability. Kubursi takes on the new position on April 6, and will be responsible for strategic leadership and profitable growth in both areas. Kuburski comes to CNA from Philadelphia Insurance Company, a member of Tokio Marine Group, where he most recently served as senior vice president, head of the Management & Professional Liability division. He also has held previous executive positions at AIG.


Kathleen de Guzman, will become the new Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. She’s currently Vice President, Investor Relations at Aspen and will succeed Kerry Calaiaro, who is retiring after more than four years with the company.

Mark Jones will replace Kathleen de Guzman in the Vice President, Investor Relations slot. Jones, who is joining Aspen on April 13, was previously Associate Director, Investor Relations at Willis. He’s also held related positions at Revlon and The Global Consulting Group.