Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance made an insurance industry veteran head of Financial Institutions in Germany. Guy Carpenter announced the appointment of three senior executives within its GC Fac division.


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Frank Amandi as head of Financial Institutions for Executive and Professional Lines in Germany.

Amandi has more than 20 years of experience spanning international insurance, underwriting, claims and product development. He most recently served as deputy global head of Financial Institutions at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE in Germany. Before that, he spent 10 years at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE, Dusseldorf.

Amandi will be based in BHSI’s office in Cologne.


Guy Carpenter & Company announced the appointment of three senior executives within its GC Fac division, all to be based in London.

The reinsurer said the move is part of a wider realignment process at GC Fac that will structure product teams around geographic regions to ensure products and services reflect the unique exposures of each territory.

Stephen Wilkins has been appointed head of UK Property. He will report to Richard Della, head of Property at GC Fac. Wilkins brings 24 years of re/insurance industry experience to the role, with a focus on global property. Most recently, he was an SVP at Lockton Companies.

Paul Hargis has been named deputy head of UK Property. He joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he was head of UK and Rest of World within the firm’s facultative division. He has over 21 years of industry experience, including 16 in the UK facultative sector.

James Goodwin has been appointed head of Power and Mining. He will report to Dominic Samengo-Turner, global head of Facultative at Guy Carpenter. Goodwin, who has over 23 years of industry experience, most recently served as global head of Broking for Natural Resources, Facultative at Willis Towers Watson.

Sources: BHSI, Guy Carpenter