Cunningham Lindsey Group announced the appointment of Jane Tutoki as chief executive officer, effective June 9, 2014.
The appointment of Tutoki is part of a planned succession, and as part of the transition, President and CEO Philippe Bes will remain at the company as president through August 31, 2014, after which he will retire. Following his retirement, he will serve as a senior advisor to the company.
Tutoki joins Cunningham Lindsey from AIG Property and Casualty, where she served as global head of Claims Operations since 2012. Previously, she worked as both head of Americas Region and executive director of Global Insurance for Xchanging plc. She held a number of senior positions at Zurich Financial Services from 2002 to 2010, including global chief claims officer and chief claims officer, North America Commercial Division. Tutoki began her time at Zurich in senior claims executive roles at its Farmers personal lines business, including as head of its auto claims division.
She holds a Juris Doctor degree and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. She began her career as an attorney working for numerous insurance companies, later serving as in-house counsel at Hartford Financial Services.
Source: Cunningham Lindsey Group