Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Appoints Gonzalez as CEO North America
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced the appointment of Ivan Gonzalez as CEO North America. He moves from his current position as CEO Latin America and assume the new role on July 1, 2016, relocating to New York from San Paulo.
He will implement the company’s expansion strategy in the United States and Canada, markets he knows well from working in New York for Swiss Re’s Principal Investment & Acquisitions division between 2000 and 2006. He will maintain his current responsibilities ad interim until his successor is designated.
Gonzalez has been with Swiss Re for 16 years, working in Switzerland, the United States and Brazil. In 2011 he became CEO Latin America for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Under his leadership, the company achieved exponential, high-quality growth in the region through organic initiatives and acquisitions. Moreover, he helped build a competitive commercial insurance organization with a local presence in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as an office in Miami covering the wholesale business.
Verisk Analytics Announces Expanded Roles for Members of Senior Executive Team
Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data analytics provider, announced new and expanded roles for members of its senior executive team, effective June 6, 2016.
Mark Anquillare has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer, with responsibility for the company’s insurance business units and its technology and customer experience organizations.
Eva Huston, currently Verisk’s treasurer and chief knowledge officer, will succeed Anquillare as chief financial officer. Huston will be responsible for the company’s financial strategy, including accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis functions.
Nana Banerjee and Steve Halliday have been named to the newly created roles of group president. Dr. Banerjee will oversee Verisk’s Argus, Geomni, and Verisk Retail businesses. Halliday will oversee Verisk’s Wood Mackenzie, 3E Company, and Verisk Maplecroft businesses.
Anquillare, Huston, Dr. Banerjee, and Halliday will report to Scott Stephenson, Verisk’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Travelers Promotes Toczydlowski, Spadorcia to Retire
The Travelers Companies, Inc. announced that Greg Toczydlowski, executive vice president, has been promoted to president of Business Insurance, effective immediately.
Toczydlowski most recently served as executive vice president and president, Small Commercial, Business Insurance Technology and Operations. Since joining Travelers in 1990, he has held numerous positions in systems, finance, underwriting, product, marketing and business development. He previously served as president of Personal Insurance.
Travelers also announced the retirement of Doreen Spadorcia, vice chairman, Technology, Claim Services, Operations and Risk Control, and CEO of Personal Insurance and Bond & Specialty Insurance, after 30 years of service, effective September 1. She also has oversight of Analytics, Customer Experience, Marketing, eBusiness and Special Liability Group.
Since joining the company, Spadorcia led several businesses and initiatives that have helped differentiate Travelers. She has been a member of the Management Committee since 2005, when she was appointed to lead Claim Services. Spadorcia spearheaded the creation of Travelers’ state-of-the-art training facility, Claim University, and developed a company-wide catastrophe response model that transformed the way Travelers mobilizes around large-scale disasters. She was named CEO of Personal Insurance in 2009 and CEO of Bond & Specialty Insurance in 2014. She has also served as a director of the Travelers Foundation.
Capital Insurance Group Promotes Doll to VP, COO
Calif.-based Capital Insurance Group, a regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States has promoted Andrew Doll to vice president and chief operating officer after his appointment to vice president and chief actuary nearly a year ago.
In his new position, Doll will be responsible for personal, commercial and agriculture lines of business, sales, field operations and customer service. He also will ensure that CIG’s insurance business operations are holistically aligned with the corporate strategy, and that the execution of insurance functions are consistent across the organization.
Doll began his insurance career as an actuarial analyst in 1990 and transitioned to a Midwestern-based national insurance company in 1992 to become a senior actuarial analyst. After joining a Wisconsin-based regional property and casualty insurance provider in 1995, he eventually became assistant vice president of Specialty Lines Underwriting and later vice president and chief actuary. Doll has since held executive management positions for national insurance carriers. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
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