Chubb made two executive appointments in its North America Insurance Operations. Sompo International, a Bermuda-based property/casualty specialty insurer and reinsurer, appointed two insurance industry veterans to help grow its U.S. business. Tokio Marine HCC appointed a new chief operating officer.
Chubb made two executive appointments in its North America Insurance operations.
Christopher Maleno has been named Division President, Field Operations, and Matthew Merna is now Division President, Major Accounts. Both appointments are effective July 2, and the executives will report to John Lupica, Vice Chairman, Chubb Group and President, North America Major Accounts and Specialty Insurance.
Maleno will oversee Chubb’s field organization in North America, including 48 branch and regional offices in the United States and Canada. He also will be responsible for local delivery of the company’s full capabilities and services to agent and broker distribution partners and managing these relationships. Maleno, who is a Chubb Group Senior Vice President, most recently served as Division President, North America Major Accounts. He succeeds Gerard Butler who, after more than 36 years in the industry including 27 with Chubb, will retire on July 2. Butler will continue serving Chubb as an adviser and will work closely with Maleno, the insurer said.
Merna will lead the Major Accounts division, Chubb’s retail commercial property and casualty insurance business that serves the large corporate market in the United States and Canada. His responsibilities will include strategy, underwriting activities and results, production, and product development and management. He most recently was Chief Operating Officer, North America Major Accounts.
Sompo International, a Bermuda-based property/casualty specialty insurer and reinsurer, appointed two insurance industry veterans to help grow its U.S. operations.
Jonathan Monks and Ben Tasse have been appointed as senior vice presidents, Business Development, for the company’s U.S. Insurance platform reporting to Chris Sparro, CEO of U.S. Insurance. In these new roles, Monks and Tasse will handle broker/agent relations and business development strategies to strengthen the platform’s interactions with key U.S. distribution markets. Monks is focused on retail distribution partners, while Tasse’s work centers around wholesale distribution partners. Both Monks and Tasse are located in the company’s New York City office.
Monks has more than 20 years of strategic relationship management and large account distribution experience, primarily at Marsh and AIG. He joined Sompo International from AIG, where he held management roles for nearly 10 years in AIG Property & Casualty’s New York region, most recently as Managing Director.
Tasse joins Sompo International from AXIS Capital, where he held underwriting and managerial positions of increasing responsibility since 2009. Most recently, he was Vice President, Professional Liability Underwriter and Manager within Axis’ Private Equity and Venture Capital Team.
Tokio Marine HCC appointed Susan Rivera as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She’ll report to Tokio Marine HCC CEO J.B. Williams and work with its executive management team.
From 2009 until earlier in 2018, Rivera was President and CEO (and a founding member) of V3 Insurance Partners. From 2014 to 2015, she was an independent member of Tokio Marine HCC’s board of directors and served on the Audit Compensation Committee and the Enterprise Risk Oversight Committee. She also has previous leadership experience from QBE Insurance Group Ltd and was President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Praetorian Insurance Company from 2006 until QBE acquired it in 2007.
Before 2006, Rivera was at AIG for 15 years in positions of increasing responsibility.
Tokio Marine HCC is a member of the Tokio Marine Group.
Source: Chubb, Sompo International, Tokio Marine HCC