The Hartford appointed its latest chief information officer. Willis Towers Watson named a new global head of Broking within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has a new global treasurer. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited hired its new chief people officer.


The Hartford appointed Deepa Soni as its latest chief information officer.

Soni succeeds Mark Esposito, who is retiring after a 13-year career with The Hartford. She’ll report to Bill Bloom, head of operations, technology, data and analytics at The Hartford. Soni will be responsible for the enterprise’s information technology applications and architecture. She brings more than 20 years of technology experience in the financial services industry.

Most recently, Soni served as U.S. chief information officer for BMO Financial Group, where she led innovative technology strategies resulting in frictionless customer and employee experiences and improved productivity while modernizing the technology systems. Her previous roles include head of application development at M&T Bank and head of enterprise architecture at KeyBank, where she oversaw digital transformation, business solution delivery, enterprise architecture and business process optimization.

Esposito joined The Hartford in 2006 and has held various technology leadership positions for the organization. As chief information officer, he led the development and implementation of the information technology strategy across the company, driving application innovation and standardizing on an agile delivery model.


Willis Towers Watson named Joe Peiser as global head of Broking within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment.

In this role, Peiser will lead the company’s global broking strategy and drive the broking-related data and technology strategy, which focuses on the capture of data and delivery of analytics. Peiser will maintain his current role as head of Broking for North America. Based in New York, he will report to Adam Garrard, global head of Corporate Risk and Broking.

Peiser joined Willis Towers Watson in 2014 and assumed leadership of the company’s North America Casualty Broking business shortly after. In 2017, he became head of Broking for the region. Before joining the company, Peiser served as president for Wright Specialty Insurance Agency. He also worked at RMI Consulting and Marsh.


AXIS Capital Holdings Limited made Martin McCarty its global treasurer.

In this role, he’s responsible for overall capital, foreign currency, cash and liquidity management, as well as coordination with ratings agencies on behalf of AXIS Capital. In addition, McCarty is responsible for providing finance support to the company’s Risk Funding unit and servicing its strategic capital partners.

McCarty, who has been with AXIS for 15 years, will report to Peter Vogt, group chief financial officer, and continue to be based in the company’s Alpharetta, Ga. office.

Since 2004, McCarty has held a number of finance management positions within AXIS, including head of Finance North America and, most recently, global head of Finance Operations. He worked at Regions Financial Corporation prior to AXIS and started his career at Ernst & Young LLP.


Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited hired Mohinder (Mo) Kang as its chief people officer.

Kang joins Aspen from the Post Office Limited where he was group HR director with responsibility for more than 4,500 employees. He also previously served as HR change and central services director at ERS Insurance Group, group HR and corporate communications director at Hyperion Insurance Group, and group chief human resources officer at QBE Insurance Group.

At Aspen, Kang will lead the HR team with a renewed focus on the company’s people agenda as the business continues to accelerate cultural change. Kang will join Aspen’s Group Executive Committee.

Kang is slated to formally join Aspen on Nov. 1, 2019.

Sources: The Hartford, Willis Towers Watson, AXIS Capital Holdings, Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd.

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