Hamilton Insurance Group appointed a former Third Point Re executive to serve as SVP and head of Casualty & Specialty for its new U.S. reinsurance platform. An ex-Maiden Re chief data scientist joined DataCubes as its new chief analytics officer. HDI Global SE appointed a new chief underwriting officer of Property/Casualty for its Swiss Branch.
Hamilton Insurance Group appointed Steve Wilson to the position of senior vice president, head of Casualty & Specialty for its new U.S. reinsurance platform.
In his new role, he’ll be based in New York and join U.S. colleagues in Hamilton’s newly expanded organization. Wilson will help launch the build-out of Hamilton’s global reinsurance footprint in the U.S. as part of the carrier’s long-term strategy to build a global diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance company.
Previously, Wilson was SVP Underwriting at Third Point Re. Before that he spent over 11 years at Munich Re America, most recently as head of Financial and Professional Lines, where he managed the Professional Liability and Credit/Surety/Political Risk underwriting teams. Previous to that, he served in a range of increasingly senior underwriting and actuarial roles at Munich Re America. Before that, he was an associate at KPMG where he focused on reinsurance.
DataCubes a commercial underwriting decision platform that relies on automation, brought on a former Maiden Re chief data scientist as its new chief analytics officer.
John Henry will take on this newly created role with a focus on continuing to advance DataCubes’ AI strategy. He will also be responsible for integrating these capabilities into DataCubes’ product road map.
Before serving as chief data science officer at Maiden Re, Henry spent nearly 20 years working at AIG, Oregon Mutual Insurance and Liberty Northwest in various roles including manager of quantitative analytics, predictive modeler and assistant actuarial analyst. Henry is also a mathematics professor with teaching experience at New York University, Oregon State University and NC State University.
Henry holds a PhD in statistics from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in statistics. He’s published work in top journals on statistical theory and actuarial science and is a frequent speaker at academic and industry conferences.
Since launching in 2016, DataCubes has worked with carriers to modernize and automate their underwriting process.
Thomas Stamm is the new chief underwriting officer Property/Casualty for the Swiss branch of HDI Global SE.
He’ll fill a newly created position that was established as part of an ongoing organizational reform of the Swiss HDI branch and report directly to branch manager Michael Rüschas.
In his new role, Stamm will be responsible for the Property, Casualty, Engineering and Accident lines of business, as well as the SME and Risk Consulting divisions. He will also be responsible for managing the strategy for these areas. One of Stamm’s key functions is also to manage and develop the necessary teams and their most talented personnel. Associated with this is the development of succession plans and the support in building up and the promotion of a high-performance culture in the Swiss HDI branch.
Alongside the Property/Casualty division, the branch will also host the second core division of Specialty Underwriting. This currently includes products for Financial Lines (incl. Cyber), Marine, Crisis Management and Aviation.
Previously, Stamm was with AIG in Switzerland, where he held positions including head of Liability & Financial Lines Northern Europe. He has a number of years’ experience in underwriting, including posts as managing director and chief underwriting officer International Casualty at XL Group, and prior to that at Winterthur International Insurance Company.
HDI Global SE is an industrial lines insurer that handles SMEs, industrial companies and corporate customers.
Sources: Hamilton Insurance Group, DataCubes and HDI Global SE