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Latest major appointments in the Bermuda business world
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Chidozie Ofoego becomes the new Financial Secretary for the Ministry of Finance

Chidozie Ofoego was named the new Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance. He will be responsible for the finance ministry’s headquarters, Accountant-General’s department, the Department of Social Insurance, the Office of the Tax Commissioner, Customs tariff and duty collection, and the Registrar of Companies. His previous experience includes working for the London Borough of Hounslow and as director of financial reporting and planning at Imperial College London. 

Gemma Rochelle, executive vice-president of BF&M

Gemma Rochelle has been promoted to to executive vice-president, group general counsel and chief compliance officer at BF&M. She has also been promoted to the group executive committee.

Neil Patterson, board member, Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd

Hamilton Insurance Group named two new directors to its board: Therese Vaughan, a former CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the standard-setting body for insurance regulation in the US, and Neil Patterson, the retired chairman of the KPMG group of entities in Bermuda, who will also serve as chairman of the Hamilton board’s audit committee.

Everest Group has promoted Jim Williamson to lead its reinsurance and insurance businesses, adding to his existing responsibilities as Everest’s executive vice-president and group chief operating officer.

Robin Saul has been appointed deputy managing director and legal counsel at Arch Insurance (Bermuda). She joined Arch in 2019 as head of claims and legal counsel, and will retain her current responsibilities in addition to her expanded new role.

Greg Hendrick, the CEO of Bermudian-based Vantage Group, has been appointed as an independent director on the board of Verisk, the global data analytics and technology provider.

Roger Brow, senior vice-president and head of commercial banking, Clarien Bank

Clarien Bank has appointed Roger Brown as senior vice-president and head of commercial banking. He will be responsible for managing Clarien’s growing portfolio of high-value client relationships within the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors. Mr Brown was previously a regional vice-president in Commercial Banking at Laurentian Bank in Toronto. 

Jamie Schmerer has been promoted to the role of SVP, Enterprise Risk at Fortitude Re. His responsibilities will include leading Fortitude Re’s regulatory relations efforts in Bermuda.

Charles Craigs has joined Ascot Group as managing principal overseeing the company’s third-party capital operations in Bermuda. Mr Craigs joins Ascot from Canopius Re, where he spent 15 years in executive leadership roles, most recently as CEO of the Canopius Bermuda platform.  Ascot also announced the appointment of Dane Lopes as head of US Partnership Engagement & Strategy.

The Everen Specialty board of directors appointed John Talarico as chairman and Tim Bucci as deputy chairman.

Chris Sinkey has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer at Relm Insurance, the specialty carrier supporting emerging and innovative industries. He will oversee sales and marketing, operational excellence, and corporate development, including capital raising and M&A.

International General Insurance has promoted Stav Tsielepis to the post of group chief actuary, with responsibility for capital, pricing, reserving and exposure management.

Rosemarie Minors, manager, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Office, Axa XL

Rosemarie Minors has been appointed manager, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Officer at Axa XL in Bermuda. The company also announced the appointments of Tiffany Heslop, vice-president, senior underwriter, Excess Casualty, Insurance and James Gregory, vice-president, senior underwriter, Professional Lines, Insurance.

Juniper Re, the reinsurance broker, has appointed Chris Hayward as head of office to lead its new Bermuda operation.

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