People Moves: Khera Promoted at AXA XL; Liberty Mutual’s Slaughter Replaces Burkinshaw at Apollo; Sompo Hires Zurich’s Goddard
This wrap-up of International People Moves details recent appointments at AXA XL, Apollo Syndicate Management and Sompo International. A summary of these new hires follows.
AXA XL has promoted Sundeep Khera to head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s market, effective July 1, 2021, and global head of Hull, effective immediately.
Khera is currently head of Marine, Asia-Pacific, at AXA XL, based in Singapore. In his new roles, he will be responsible for driving strategic, profitable expansion across the UK & Lloyd’s region and the division’s Global Hull books of business. Khera will relocate to London to take up his new roles. He will step down from his role as head of Marine, Asia-Pacific, in July, to ensure the smooth handover and transition of his current responsibilities.
Khera has been with AXA for more than eight years, joining as a regional manager, Asia – Marine & Transport Risk Consulting at AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013, before later being appointed head of Marine in 2015. Following the completion of AXA’s acquisition of XL Catlin in 2019, Khera was appointed head of Marine, Asia-Pacific.
Over the span of his 25-year career in the marine industry, Khera also worked for five years at Emirates Shipping Line in several senior management roles. He had previously been master mariner/captain at Titan Ocean Pte Ltd./Petro Titan and Chem Oil Corp./Link Marine Pte Ltd. Prior to that, he held chief, second and third officer roles for BW Shipping. In addition to his professional qualifications and experience, Khera also holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Apollo Syndicate Management, the London-based specialist insurer and reinsurer, announced that James Slaughter has been appointed as group chief underwriting officer, subject to regulatory approvals. He joined the business on April 6 and reports to David Ibeson, group chief executive officer of Apollo. Slaughter succeeds Nick Burkinshaw, Apollo’s current CUO, who has decided to retire after a long and distinguished career.
Slaughter joins Apollo with more than 23 years’ experience in the insurance industry and was most recently the chief underwriting officer of Liberty Mutual’s Global Risks Solutions business unit, overseeing more than $17 billion in gross written premium. Prior to that, he held various senior positions across Liberty Mutual and Liberty Syndicate Management. He is a Fellow of the CII and holds an MBA from Imperial College, London.
Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, announced that Maxine Goddard joined the company’s International Insurance Strategic Distribution and Development team as senior vice president. Prior to this role, Goddard spent 20 years with Zurich Insurance, most recently as director, senior commercial operations business partner.
The Business Development team, led by Brendan Plessis, executive vice president, Strategic Distribution and Development, International Insurance, focuses on the strategic development of broker and client relationships, maximizing profitable growth and potential new business opportunities in London, Europe and Bermuda.
Mohiuddin (Moon) Hossen has been promoted to projects and strategy analyst, Strategic Distribution and Development for International Insurance, from within SI.