A former Munich Re executive is joining The Hanover Insurance Group as head of its cyber practice. An ex-AIG exec will take on an overseas leadership role at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. Starr Insurance Companies appointed a new head of international Accident & Health.


The Hanover Insurance Group appointed Eric Cernak as head of its cyber practice. In his new role, Cernak is responsible for overseeing The Hanover’s corporate cyber strategy across all of its commercial lines and specialty businesses, to ensure a cohesive offering of products and services for the company’s independent insurance agent partners.

Eric Cernak/The Hanover Insurance Group

The Hanover offers a portfolio of cyber insurance products and risk management services targeted to the medium sized and small commercial customers of its agents. With this in mind, Cernak will help the insurer continue to build on its product set and enhance its risk management and loss control products and service. Cernak will also collaborate with Chaucer’s cyber team to share best practices and insights on emerging trends.

Previously, Cernak was at Munich Re, serving as vice president and U.S. cyber practice leader for subsidiary Hartford Steam Boiler. While there, Cernak consulted with businesses on cyber coverage, regulatory and legal issues, technical concerns, and strategies. He began his 20-plus year career as an engineering manager where he assessed the viability of technology start-ups and constructed and operated a research and development facility for HSB.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty named Stefania Davì-Greer as head of Financial Lines for Regional Unit London (RUL).

Based in London, Davì-Greer will join in October, charged with overseeing the strategic direction and management of AGCS’ financial lines portfolio throughout the RUL Region, which includes UK, Ireland, Nordic Region, Dubai, Turkey and Russia.

Before AGCS, Davì-Greer was at AIG as head of Multinational within the Financial Lines UK department. She joined AIG in 2011 as industry practice leader for Financial Institutions UK, and subsequently went on to lead the International D&O team. Davì-Greer’s insurance career began in 2002 with Credit Suisse Winterthur, based in Italy as a business development analyst for the head of distribution

Davì-Greer replaces Kevin Northcott, who as previously announced, returns to his native New Zealand to become AGCS country manager. AGCS is expanding its business model across the Asia-Pacific region, including in New Zealand. Northcott will be responsible for pushing further growth.


Santiago Mora is the new head of international Accident & Health at Starr Insurance Companies.

In this role, he will be responsible for the profitable growth of the Accident & Health Division outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Mora, a 20-year industry veteran, brings to the table years of experience in sales, distribution, underwriting and pricing, Jim Herbert, president of Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Ltd., said in prepared remarks.

Starr’s Accident & Health Division provides personal accident and travel insurance to companies, associations, schools, non-profit organizations and individuals to protect against accidents and emergencies at home, at work, or away.

Source: The Hanover Insurance Group, AGCS, Starr Insurance Companies