ACE appoints leadership team for North America risk engineering


Insurer ACE, which has operations in Bermuda, has announced the future leadership team it intends to appoint for the company’s North America and international risk engineering practices.

The appointments will be effective after ACE’s acquisition of Chubb is completed, which is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2016.

The risk engineering practices will offer commercial clients of Chubb a range of services focused on identifying exposures, assessing the adequacy of existing controls and working with customers to improve their efforts to minimise losses, according to ACE.

Steven Hernandez will be in charge of the company’s North America risk engineering practice and home office technical staff. Currently, Hernandez is senior vice president, worldwide loss control manager for Chubb Commercial Insurance. He will be responsible for risk engineering service programmes for commercial customers in North America. Hernandez will also be responsible for the company’s thought leadership on major loss control, environmental health and safety topics.

Hernandez will report to Paul O’Neill, who is currently SVP and chief underwriting officer for ACE’s North America property and specialty lines division and will continue in that role. Hernandez will also have a reporting relationship to Christopher Maleno, who will serve as SVP of the new Chubb Group and division president, North America major accounts, and to Steven Pozzi who will serve as SVP of the new Chubb Group and division [president, North America commercial insurance.

Keith Marks will be responsible for the risk engineering field organisation in North America. Currently, Marks is vice president (VP), western territory loss control manager for Chubb.

Victor Sordillo will lead the risk engineering executive technical specialists. Currently, Sordillo is VP, global technical services manager for Chubb.

Ronni Ward will lead product development and implementation. Currently, Ward is assistant VP, loss control product development for Chubb.

Cynthia Callaghan will serve as client services leader for the risk engineering practice. Callaghan is currently is assistant VP, client services leader for Chubb.

Paul Ford has been appointed risk engineering business programme manager. Currently, Ford is loss control business administrator for Chubb.

Raimund Navakas will lead the risk engineering practice for the company’s overseas general insurance division. Currently, Navakas is SVP and head of ACE global property risk engineering. 

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