Chubb made two senior management appointments. GEICO promoted an executive involved with national claims operations. Alliant hired an insurance industry veteran with a background in energy and marine insurance. Willis Towers Watson promoted an executive to lead its U.S. Midwest region.
Chubb made two senior management appointments to its Global Accounts division, which handles large and complex clients in Europe and globally. Both will take up their new roles in March 2017.
The new appointments:
Suresh Krishnan, currently executive vice president, Global Accounts, Overseas General Insurance, will take on the newly created role of head of Global Accounts Division, Europe. He’ll set and implement business strategy for the segment, assuring that clients and brokers benefit fully from Chubb’s risk and underwriting as well as its multinational network and services, the company indicated.
Krishnan will be based in London, reporting to Jeff Moghrabi, division president for Chubb in Continental Europe, and David Robinson, division president for Chubb in the UK and Ireland.
Krishnan has 25 years of insurance industry experience. He joined Chubb in 1999 and has served in several senior legal roles. Prior to his current role, he served from 2010-2013 as general counsel, Multinational Client Group, with global legal oversight for matters connected with the company’s multinational products and services. Previously, he was general counsel for ACE USA, where he had management responsibilities for all legal matters connected with ACE’s U.S. commercial retail insurance business.
Tina Lakickas, currently senior vice president and global client executive, will succeed Krishnan as executive vice president, Global Accounts, Overseas General Insurance. Lakickas will lead the international Global Client Executive team that serves Chubb’s Global Accounts segment. She will oversee the delivery of high-quality service across all aspects of the value chain and ensure that Chubb’s Global Accounts strategy and activity are aligned to client and broker needs, the company said. Lakickas will be based in Paris, reporting to Joseph Clabby, president, Global Accounts, and David Furby, division president, Commercial Property and Casualty, Overseas General Insurance.
Lakickas has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining the company in 2010, she was vice president and regional manager of Global Marine & Energy for AIG. She previously served in underwriting roles at AIG, Arthur J. Gallagher and St. Paul.
Troy Penry is GEICO’s new assistant vice president of national claims operations, following his recent election by the insurer’s board of directors.
Penry’s job will focus on leading GEICO’s auto damage operations nationally.
He’s been part of GEICO since 1995, when he joined as a service counselor in the company’s Dallas regional office. Since then he’s held various roles of increasing responsibility.
Alliant brought on insurance industry veteran Tom Hood as a first vice president. He’ll provide targeted insurance, risk management and finance products to a portfolio of Gulf Coast marine clients.
Hood, a 28-year veteran of the industry, has previous experience with energy and marine clients including vessel owners and operators, shipyards, and oil and gas contractors, Alliant said. He also has a background in identifying and mitigating a number of construction industry risks.
Previously, Hood was a managing director and principal with a “regional energy and marine insurance brokerage” where he focused on business development, client service, marketing, auditing and management.
Willis Towers Watson appointed Imran Qureshi to lead its U.S. Midwest region.
In his new role, Qureshi will help manage and grow the company’s business and client relationships across the Midwest and also join the North America leadership team.
Qureshi has been with Willis Towers Watson since 1999 and has held a number of senior leadership positions since then. Before that, he worked at consulting and brokerage firms, both in the UK and U.S.
Sources: Chubb, GEICO, Alliant, Willis Towers Watson