Saturday, 25 March 2017

Chubb announces five senior management appointments

Appointments are in Continental Europe and in the UK and Ireland

Chubb has made five senior management appointments in the UK and Ireland and in Continental Europe.

Adrian Matthews, currently executive vice president and zonal leader major accounts for the insurer’s Midwest, Canada and Northeast regions in North America, has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer, Continental Europe.

Matthews will be responsible for the performance and development of Chubb’s property and casualty product lines as well as the company’s sales and distribution function across Continental Europe. He succeeds Steve Reiss, who recently returned to the United States to lead Chubb’s North American real estate and hospitality industry practice.

Matthews has 32 years of insurance industry experience. Before assuming his current role, he had served as chief operating officer for Chubb’s Midwest region from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining ACE as a primary casualty underwriting manager in 1993, he held underwriting positions at Royal Insurance and Hartford Insurance.

Jeff Moghrabi, division president, Continental Europe, said: “Adrian is a great addition to our team. His appointment reflects Chubb’s commitment to making full use of its top talent to share knowledge and best practice internationally. In a mature insurance market such as Continental Europe, Adrian’s leadership, experience and proven track record in one of our busiest US regions will be a great asset. I welcome him to Continental Europe and Paris, and look forward to working together to further strengthen our product propositions and distribution strategy.”

Chubb also announced the appointment of Sara Mitchell as head of corporate division for UK and Ireland. Currently vice president, speciality personal lines, Europe, Eurasia & Africa and Asia Pacific, she will be responsible for Chubb’s middle market segment strategy.

Mitchell has 15 years of insurance industry experience. Since she joined Chubb in 2011, she has successfully managed the company’s fast-growing international mobile device protection business. In addition to her experience in specialty personal lines, Mitchell also has extensive commercial market experience gained at RSA, where she worked for five years before joining Chubb, including having responsibility for SME commercial schemes.

Mark Roberts, currently UK and Ireland casualty manager, has been named property and casualty (P&C) chief underwriting officer for UK and Ireland. He will oversee the strategy for all P&C product lines in the region, working with the segment heads.

Roberts has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience, including 18 with Chubb. He joined the company in 1999 as multinational casualty underwriter and since then he has held a number of increasingly senior casualty underwriting and management roles.

The insurer also made two senior management appointments in its global accounts division. Suresh Krishnan, currently executive vice president, global accounts, overseas general insurance, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of global accounts division, Europe.

Krishnan will establish and lead a single global and large account segment for Europe. He will set and implement business strategy for the segment and oversee the structures, processes and performance metrics that ensure clients and brokers fully benefit from Chubb’s risk and underwriting expertise and multinational network and services.

Having 25 years of insurance industry experience, Krishnan joined Chubb in 1999 and has served in several senior legal roles. Prior to his current role, he served as general counsel, multinational client group, from 2010 to 2013, with global legal oversight for matters connected with the company’s multinational products and services.

Following Kirshnan’s promotion, Tina Lakickas, currently senior vice president and global client executive, has been named as his successor. As executive vice president, global accounts, overseas general insurance, Lakickas will lead the international global client executive team that serves Chubb’s global accounts segment.

She has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining the company in 2010, she was vice president and regional manager of global marine & energy for AIG. She previously served in underwriting roles at AIG, Arthur J. Gallagher and St. Paul.

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