4 People on the Move

Swiss Re appoints two newly created roles while a notable insurance firm merges with a 175 year old company; all of this in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | August 31, 2020

Swiss Re Appoints Two Management Heads

Daniel Combes, head distribution management, North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Allen Kwan, head customer management, North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Allen Kwan as head customer management, North America and Daniel Combes as head distribution management, North America.

In his newly-created roles, Kwan will be responsible for the strategic relationship with corporate customers in the U.S. and Canada and oversee a team of specialized account managers.

Combes, also in a newly-created role, will be responsible for the strategic relationship with commercial insurance brokers in North America.


“Allen and Dan are the ideal executives to support our customers with their increasingly complex risk management needs and work with our distribution partners to efficiently and effectively do so,” said Ivan Gonzalez, chief executive officer, North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

“Their customer-first mindsets, creativity and strategic thinking will help us provide tailored, innovative solutions to make our customers more resilient. Under their leadership, we will strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience and advance corporate insurance together.”

PSA Insurance Merges with H.U. Dove & Company

Frank Giachini, executive vice president, Property & Casualty Practice Leader, PSA

Albert Lietzau IV, president, H.U. Dove & Company

PSA Insurance and Financial Services, an independent insurance brokerage firm, announced  the acquisition of H.U. Dove & Company, a Baltimore-based insurance and risk management firm that is 175 years old. 

“Our work to integrate H.U. Dove & Company is something we are deeply proud of,” said Frank Giachini, executive vice president, Property & Casualty Practice Leader of PSA.

“Our team really showed their adaptability and determination, especially during times of uncertainty,” he added.

Giachini further went on to say, “We are so excited to welcome the talented H.U. Dove team, albeit, completely virtually. This group is renowned for extraordinary service and sound advice, which is more important than ever as we guide our clients through today’s uncharted territory.”

“We couldn’t be more impressed with the way in which this merger has gone,” said Albert Lietzau IV, president, H.U. Dove & Company.


“To onboard an entire company virtually is not an easy task, but through PSA’s forward-thinking approach to technology and fearless leadership, we’ve had a smooth transition.

“We’re proud to now be a part of PSA’s story, bringing together two long-standing institutions in the Baltimore market, and look forward to continued success for years to come,” Lietzau said.

PSA assembled a coronavirus task force and curated a business resource center on their website. &

Emily Spennato is a former staff writer with Risk & Insurance.

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