Guy Carpenter appointed a Marsh veteran to the newly created role of president. AIG announced the appointment of a new CEO for Talbot Underwriting Ltd. Chubb named a new regional president for its Far East operations.


Marsh & McLennan’s Guy Carpenter has appointed Dean Klisura as president, effective Oct. 1, 2020. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for the company’s North America, International, Specialty and Global Strategic Advisory units and will assist in leading the firm’s overall strategy.

He will continue to be based in New York and will report to CEO Peter Hearn.

Klisura joins Guy Carpenter following a 27-year career at Marsh in a variety of senior roles, most recently as president of Global Placement and Advisory.

Following Klisura’s transition to his new role, Lucy Clarke, president of Marsh JLT Specialty, will assume additional responsibility for Marsh’s Global Placement operations. Marsh Advisory will report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh International, and Martin South, president of Marsh US and Canada.


American International Group announced the appointment of Chris Rash as chief executive officer of Talbot Underwriting Ltd, which operates through Lloyd’s Syndicate 1183. He has also been appointed to the Talbot Underwriting Board.

Subject to regulatory approval of both appointments, Rash is expected to join Talbot by Jan. 1, 2021 and will be based in London. He will report to the Talbot Underwriting Board and to Jon Hancock, CEO of AIG International General Insurance. Upon Rash’s arrival at Talbot, acting Talbot CEO David Morris will be appointed chief underwriting officer.

Rash joins Talbot from StarStone Group, where he was most recently interim group CEO, having previously served as CEO of International and deputy group CEO.


Chubb Limited has named Diego Sosa as regional president, Far East. Currently chief operating officer for Chubb in Brazil, Sosa in his new role will have overall responsibility for the management and business results of Chubb’s general insurance operations in Japan.

The appointment is effective Oct. 1, subject to regulatory approval in Japan.

Sosa will relocate to Tokyo and report to Juan Luis Ortega, executive vice president of Chubb Group and president of Overseas General Insurance. He succeeds Brad Bennett, who has been named COO of Chubb Life.

Sosa has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and finance, including 13 years at Chubb. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador and a master’s in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.