AXIS Capital Holdings continued its global reinsurance expansion with a new Dubai-based executive appointment. A Great American Insurance executive got a promotion. Lockton Companies hired a new vice president in its Kansas City, Missouri office.
AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. is bringing on Christian Romieh to fill a leadership role for reinsurance business in the Middle East and North Africa. Lockton Companies named a new vice president based in Missouri.
Specifically, Romieh will be responsible for developing AXIS Accident & Health’s operations in this space. He’ll be based in Dubai and report to Rob Smart, senior vice president, International Reinsurance of AXIS Accident & Health.
Previously, Romieh was business development manager for broker NASCO France in Beirut, and he was general manager of TPA GlobalMed Gulf in Dubai before that.
Donna Carrelli has been promoted to the job of divisional vice president, Annuity Group, for Great American Insurance Group.
In taking on the new job, Carrelli will still lead the Annuity Marketing Services team, supporting annuity sales within the retail, financial institutions and educations markets. As well, Carrelli will still oversee the development and implementation of the Annuity Group’s digital strategy.
She joined Great American in 1998.
Lockton Companies hired Robert Aschentrop as a new vice president in its Kansas City, Missouri office.
Aschentrop will be tasked with helping the privately held, independent insurance broker with boosting its growth, and also serve as a client resource. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in financial analysis, auditing and budgeting, with other areas of expertise including employee benefits, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, retirement planning and consulting.
Most recently, Aschentrop was a consultant for CBIZ, providing clients with resources and answers for their businesses (specifically in benefits), management liability insurance and risk advisory services.
Sources: AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., Great American Insurance Group, Lockton Companies