Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty hired a new Head of Cyber in North America. AXIS Re made a promotion. QBE North America promoted an executive to be Senior Vice President, Broker Management & Sales Operations.


A former Willis Towers Watson executive is signing on with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty as Head of Cyber in North America, starting June 15, 2020.

Thomas Kang will be based in New York and report to Paul Schiavone, North America Regional Head of Financial Lines, North America and Regional Head of Corporate Long Tail Lines and ART.

Thomas Kang/AGCS

Kang joins AGCS from Willis Towers Watson, where he served as Global Cyber Product Leader since 2018. During this time, he formulated cyber product strategy across both traditional and specialty lines of business, and oversaw the execution of transactional and strategic initiatives across all regions. Before that, he was with The Hartford, planning and implementing a corporate strategic vision for the cyber insurance line of business, and spearheading profitable growth in cyber, media and tech E&O (Errors and Omissions) portfolios across the enterprise. He also spent three years at ACE Group in senior Cyber service and claims functions.


AXIS Re, the reinsurance business arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, promoted Cyril Caillo to Head of A&H Reinsurance, EMEA LatAm.

In this role, Caillo will be responsible for managing and growing AXIS Re’s accident and health business in the EMEA LatAm region. He will continue to be based in Zurich and will report to Andy Hottinger, President EMEA LatAm for AXIS Re.

Caillo has worked at AXIS since 2011, most recently serving as a Senior Underwriter, A&H Reinsurance. He joined the company as part of the former AXIS Accident & Health Reinsurance business segment prior to its absorption into AXIS Re in 2018. From 2011-2018, Caillo oversaw the AXIS Life and Accident business for Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Scandinavia and Latin America. Caillo previously worked in various senior underwriting roles in the life, accident and health markets at PartnerRe and XL Re Europe.


QBE North America appointed Thaddeus Woosley as Senior Vice President, Broker Management & Sales Operations.

Previously, Woosley served as Vice President, Strategic Advisor, Specialty & Commercial, at QBE North America.

In his new role, Woosley will be accountable for broker relationships—ensuring close connectivity for QBE’s trading partners, managing compensation strategies, and executing service agreements in a way that focuses on delivering mutual value and growth for both partners and customers. He is based in QBE’s Chicago office.

Before joining QBE in February 2020, Woosley worked at Aon for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles of increasing responsibility.

Sources: AGCS, AXIS Re, QBE North America