Liberty Mutual Insurance appointed four executives who will beef up the technology capabilities of its chief information officer. Hamilton Re hired away a Hiscox Re executive to fill a newly created position. Willis Towers Watson appointed an executive to lead its new, larger Kazakhstan office.


Liberty Mutual Insurance appointed four executives to fill out the technology leadership team for Chief Information Officer James McGlennon.

The technology leadership appointments include:

  • Monica Caldas, as senior vice president and chief information officer for Liberty’s Global Retail Markets (GRM). Caldas leads GRM’s global IT organization, strategy and services with a focus on driving business outcomes with technology by continuously innovating to better serve customers. Caldas will set the vision and establish the technology road map for the company’s global portfolio of IT initiatives and systems with a focus on digital transformation and deeper usage of data and analytics.
  • John Heveran, chief information officer of Global Risk Solutions. Heveran oversees and manages a team dedicated to delivering innovative technologies and expertise to Liberty International Underwriters, Liberty Specialty Markets, Liberty Mutual Surety, Ironshore and National Insurance.
  • Katie Jenkins, senior vice president and chief information security officer. Jenkins is responsible for Liberty’s global cybersecurity program, ensuring protection of company data, defense of the brand and minimizing business impact of cyber attacks. She leads enterprise cybersecurity policy, strategy and programs including cyber risk management, security-enabled cloud technology and employee awareness initiatives.
  • Michael Willock, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Liberty Mutual Investments. Willock oversees the technology that facilitates Liberty’s global invested financial assets, generating income and creating capital for the company. Willock will develop a strategic road map for Investments technology, enhance its data and analytics capabilities, and create scalable front-to-back technology products and services


Hamilton Re Ltd. hired David Roache to fill the newly created position of senior vice president, head of Risk XS. Hamilton Re is the Bermuda platform for Hamilton Insurance Group.

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Roache, who will report to Reinsurance Chief Underwriting Officer Tim Duffin, joins Hamilton Re from Hiscox Re, where he was head of Risk XS worldwide.

Roache’s 10-year tenure at Hiscox Re involved steady promotions to increasingly senior positions. Joining the organization in 2008 as a pricing/portfolio management actuary, he moved to underwriting in 2010. In 2015, he was promoted to head of Risk XS at Hiscox Bermuda and, in the following year, was given responsibility for overseeing risk excess globally.

Roache began his career in the industry in 2004 when he joined Rosemont Re as an actuarial intern. He subsequently joined Ariel Re in 2005, which used Rosemont Re’s infrastructure to establish a new billion-dollar insurance and reinsurance company. He was one of 11 original members of Ariel Re.


Willis Towers Watson named Omarkhan Tleugabilov as head of Willis Towers Watson Kazakhstan.

He will be leading a team of five from their base in Almaty, helping to grow the newly established office for Willis Towers Watson.

The new larger office enables Willis Towers Watson to offer more directly its full range of services and expertise to both local and global clients with an interest in Kazakhstan. Previously, the company operated in Kazakhstan through a smaller representative office.

Source: Liberty Mutual, Hamilton Re, Willis Towers Watson

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