7 February 2013News

Allied World Europe appoints new president

Allied World has appointed Julian James as the new president of its European operations.

James, who was president of the Chartered Insurance Institute until last year, will be responsible for the strategic direction and underwriting performance of Allied World Europe insurance.

He will be based in London and will work closely with Allied World's board of directors to carry out the European platform’s operating plans and initiatives.

James said: "I am very excited to have the opportunity to be part of Allied World's continuing global expansion and to join such a strong management and underwriting team.

"Allied World's European platform is recognized as a leader in the excess market, and I look forward to helping them further diversify and develop their business.

Frank D'Orazio, Allied World's president of Bermuda & International Insurance, said: "Our European platform continues to serve as an important growth area for Allied World.

"His extensive background in building and managing successful international businesses will greatly complement our current strategy to further advance our European operations."