Liberty Mutual named a new President and Chief Operating Officer for its Global Retail Markets U.S. operations. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appointed two executives to its International Programs leadership roster.


Hamid Mizra (PRNewsfoto/Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Hamid Mirza is Liberty Mutual Insurance’s new President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Retail Markets U.S., effective August 2, 2021.

Mirza will be tasked with driving He will drive continued profitability and growth of an organization that provides insurance products and services to personal lines insurance customers and small businesses in the U.S. under the Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance brands. Mirza will report to GRM President Jim MacPhee.

Mirza joined Liberty Mutual in 2009. Most recently, he served as GRM Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Innovation Officer. Based in Boston, he was responsible for pricing, underwriting, product development, and innovation.


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has added to its International Programs leadership by appointing William Porter as Head International Programs Americas and Reto Collenberg as Head International Programs APAC and EMEA, both effective 1 August.

Together they will oversee Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ International Programs business and market strategy globally.

William Porter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Based in New York, Porter will lead the International Program efforts in the U.S. and Canada and drive the International Program expansion into Latin America. He will lead a team of risk experts delivering technology-backed insurance products to help customers manage international exposures.

Based in Zurich, Collenberg will head Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ International Programs business and market strategy in the EMEA and APAC region. He will also lead a team that drives the marketing activities for PULSE, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ proprietary technology platform for International Programs.

Reto Collenberg, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Porter brings nearly 20 years of insurance experience to this role, leading and managing integrated services for large Property customers, carriers and brokers. Since joining Corporate Solutions in 2020, he has held leadership positions in International Programs, and as a business deal architect. Most recently, Porter was International Programs Lead for the US and Canada.

Collenberg has held roles as a Property Underwriter for large multinational accounts and headed up the businesses Property Underwriting unit in EMEA. He was also Head of the Property U.S. Wholesale team and became Head of Regional Markets, which included overall responsibility for the build-up and development of our proposition in several EMEA countries.

Sources: Liberty Mutual, Swiss Re

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