People Moves: Carpenter hires Gressier from AXA XL; Bisset d’Aon at Lockton Re; BHSI Canada promotes Knight

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This recap of People Moves International details recent appointments at reinsurance brokers Guy Carpenter & Co. and Lockton Re and insurer Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI).

A summary of these new hires follows here.

Guy Carpenter & Cie., the reinsurance broker and a Marsh McLennan, announced the appointment of Paul Gressier as Managing Director and Head of UK & Ireland Motor and Associated Casualty, effective August 9, 2021.

Paul Gressier

In this newly created role, Gressier will be responsible for leading Guy Carpenter’s automotive and associated accident activities in the region, capitalizing on the company’s analytical capabilities and knowledge of the local market to develop and structure solutions for Comprehensive, customer-focused reinsurance.

Based in London, he will report to Dean Jenner who heads the P&C activity in the UK and Ireland at Guy Carpenter.

Gressier has been offering automobile and damage reinsurance solutions to its customers for 22 years. Most recently, he was Head of Structured Risk at AXA XL Reinsurance, providing solvency support solutions for clients both in the UK automotive space and internationally. During his tenure as Head of International Casualty at XL Re Europe, Gressier was responsible for the British automotive industry for 15 years.

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Lockton Re, the global reinsurance business of the world’s largest independent insurance broker, announced that Robert Bisset joined the company as President, Global Retrocession & Property Specialty, Bermuda and Market Capital, subject to regulatory approval.

Bisset will also become a member of Lockton Re’s global executive committee.

Bob bisset

Bisset was most recently the Strategic Growth Leader for Aon Reinsurance UK, focused on driving business development in Aon’s global London-based operations in addition to his client on-lending responsibilities.

He started his career at EW Blanch in 1994 in the United States, eventually joining the EW Blanch Capital Markets division which took him to London in 1998. In 2002, he moved to Bermuda to help set up the Benfield’s new platform in Bermuda and later became CEO of Benfield’s Bermuda office, who was then Aon Benfield. Bisset moved to London in 2013 and led Aon’s Global ReSpecialty (GRS) team as CEO from 2014 to 2019.

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“Bob is a great addition to our global team, he will support the continued expansion of our global retrocession and real estate specialty offering, while playing a key role in our new Bermuda operation and growing market capital capacity.” commented Keith Harrison, International CEO, Lockton Re. “Bob will work with Lockton Re colleagues and clients across the company and will be based in our London office. I am delighted to welcome Bob to the company and to our management team.

“Bob is a great addition to our global team, he will support the continued expansion of our global retrocession and specialty real estate offering, while playing a key role in our new Bermuda operation and growing market capital capacity.” , commented Keith Harrison, International CEO, Lockton Re.

“Bob will work with Lockton Re colleagues and clients across the company and will be based in our London office. I am delighted to welcome Bob to the company and to our management team, ”he added.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced to have promoted André Chevalier to Senior Vice-President, Head of Executive and Professional Lines, in Canada. He was previously National Director of Financial Institutions Activities in Canada.

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Knight joined BHSI in January 2016 after nearly 12 years at Chubb where he served as Director, Financial Institutions at Chubb Specialty Insurance, and National Practice Leader for Financial Institutions P&C Insurance, Chubb Commercial Insurance, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“Andrew has done an outstanding job growing our Executive & Professional Lines portfolio and expanding our relationships with clients and brokers across Canada,” said Antoine Tatulli, responsible for executive and professional lines, North America. “In his new role as Head of Executive and Professional Lines in Canada, he will have an even broader impact by bringing our cohesive and personalized capacity of Executive and Professional Lines to the market. “

For more information on BHSI’s Executive & Professional Lines capabilities in Canada, Knight can be contacted at: [email protected]

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