Allied World brought on two former AIG executives to help run operations in Asia. Chubb named a new executive to lead its Real Estate & Hospitality Industry practice, after the previous executive passed away. The brokerage Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. appointed a new CEO and promoted two others. Lockton promoted an executive in its international benefits arm.
Allied World Assurance Company appointed two former AIG executives to its General Casualty division in Asia.
Daphne Boon will be vice president, head of General Casualty (Asia), and Christie Huang Shuying has been named Assistant Vice President. Both will be based in Allied World’s Singapore office.
Boon was most recently managed AIG’s Singapore casualty portfolio as Head of Casualty department, and also had additional leadership responsibilities for Indonesia.
Huang was also at American International Group, where she was most recently a casualty underwriting manager.
Chubb appointed Steven Reiss to be executive vice president, Real Estate & Hospitality Industry practice leader.
In his new role, Reiss will handle the underwriting strategy, production, marketing, product development and management, and profit and loss performance for Chubb’s Real Estate & Hospitality practice within its North America Major Accounts division, which serves the large corporate marketplace.
Reiss will be based in New York and report to Chris Maleno, president, North America Major Accounts Division for Chubb.
Reiss replaces Andrew Hurley, who died on Oct. 10.
Previously, Reiss was Chubb’s chief operating officer in Continental Europe.
Lockton appointed Mike Tyler as head of Lockton International Benefits. As well, he’ll become chair of the Global Benefits Leadership Group, which will oversee global expansion of the firm’s benefits capabilities.
Tyler has been with Lockton since October 2012 and is credited with building the U.K. benefits business from scratch, while successfully reorganizing Lockton’s benefits business in Asia.
Anticipating a growing requirement from clients for support in multiple countries, Lockton is investing additional resource in the benefits business, with an initial focus on the UK and Asia, the company said.
Andy Barrengos has been named CEO of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., one of the biggest independent insurance brokerage firms in the nation.
Barrengos is a 20-year veteran of Woodruff –Sawer, and his clients focused in a number of complex risk sectors including technology and life sciences. Barrengos is also a partner, senior vice president and director of the firm.
Separately, Zack Overback, senior vice president and Claims Practice leader, will become Woodruff-Sawyer’s chief administrative officer. Carolyn Polikoff, senior vice president leading the firm’s San Francisco Corporate & Executive Protection Practice, will become National Practice leader for all Corporate & Executive Protection and Property & Casualty Insurance business units.
Sources: Chubb, Allied World, Lockton, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.