A former AIG executive will help CNA grow its operations in the metro-Boston region. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is making some leadership changes in North America. Selective Insurance Group named a new member of its board of directors. Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., the Lloyd’s operations of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, appointed a new head of Casualty.
A former AIG executive will help CNA grow its operations in the metro-Boston region.
The insurer said that Tom Allen will be the new vice president of its Boston branch as of Jan. 2, 2018. In his new role, Allen will help the branch forge deeper relationships with producers and also help further grow CNA’s market presence in the region. Allen will report to Jim Romanelli, senior vice president and Northeastern Zone Officer.
Previously, Allen was with American International Group’s Property & Casualty division, where he most recently was managing director for the Boston Region.He also held other leadership roles with AIG, including vice president of Business Development, vice president of Field Operations, vice president and regional manager, and regional manager of National Accounts.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is making some leadership changes in North America.
- Henning Haagen will take over as North American Regional Head of Specialty Lines for the division of Allianz Group, and continue in his current role as Northeast Zone Executive in the U.S. In his new role, he’ll be responsible for the Aviation, Energy, Entertainment and Marine segments for the North American region, including Canada. Haagen joined Allianz in 2008 and has held a number of global leadership positions with the carrier both in Munich and London. He was named Global Head of Aviation in 2015, and became Northeast Zone Executive in January 2017, leading and executing local business strategies, plans and change initiatives for AGCS. Before AGCS, Haagen was a senior underwriter for both GE Insurance Solutions and Augsburg Re/Brit Insurance.
- Rich Soja will become the North American Regional Head of Marine. He joined Allianz in August, after serving as senior vice president, Marine for Tokio Marine management. He took on the job as global head of Inland Marine for Allianz and handles oversight of both the Global and North American Inland Marine strategies with key distribution partners. He’ll keep that role even as he takes on the North American Regional Head of Marine position. In this rnew role, he’ll oversee underwriting of both inland and ocean marine classes of business. Before Allianz, Soja also worked in global leadership positions for Aspen and Chubb.
Both are taking on their new positions following the retirement of John Barnwell after more than 20 years with the company.
Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., the Lloyd’s operations of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, appointed Robert Patten as head of Casualty. The division is also the managing general agency of Syndicate 3334.
Patten began his position on Dec. 11, 2017, and he reports to Trevor Carvey, Active Underwriter and Head of Treaty.
Previously, Patten was at Novae Insurance, where he was head of Casualty. Before that, he worked for 8 years at Aspen Insurance in a number of executive positions, the last being head of International P&C.
He’s worked nearly 40 years in the industry, including stints at XL Europe, Starr Excess and the Dublin and Bermuda-based operations of what is now Chubb Ltd.
Selective Insurance Group elected Thomas McCarthy to its board of directors, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.
McCarthy, 61, is Cigna Corp.’s former executive vice president and financial officer, and he’ll serve as an independent director. He served as Cigna’s chief financial officer from 2013 to 2017 before retiring in June 2017 after more than 30 years with the company. While there, he was responsible for all of Cigna’s financial operations, invewstment management and strategic planning during a period of increasing economic and regulatory complexity.
Selective Insurance Group is a holding company for 10 property/casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
Sources: CNA, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Selective Insurane Group