5 People on the Move

Ametros announces executive promotions, Swiss Re appoints new head of claims and Marsh hires global renewable energy leader in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | December 2, 2020

Ametros Announces New Executive Transitions

Marques Torbert, chairman of board of directors, Ametros

Porter Leslie, CEO, Ametros

Ametros recently announced two executive transitions; Porter Leslie has been promoted as the company’s CEO and a member of its board of directors. Former CEO Marques Tolbert will be transitioning to his role as chairman of the board of directors.

Leslie joined Ametros in 2015 and had a direct hand in growing the company from 10 employees to over 100.

Tolbert has served as Ametros’ CEO since 2013. He is stepping down from his executive role to pursue heading a private equity firm that will work to invest in Black-owned businesses “with the goal of reducing the wealth gap for this demographic,” according to the news release.

“While Marques will be missed, Ametros is in great hands,” said Jim Brown, an Ametros board member and managing partner of Long Ridge Equity Partners, the company’s majority shareholder.

“Porter and Marques have operated the business as partners, guiding the company through explosive growth and success. Porter is a strategic thinker who has a clear vision for continuing the company’s impressive growth. We are pleased that Marques will continue to hold a leadership role as chairman of the board.”

Millers Mutual Insurance Hires Jonah Mull in Executive Position

Jonah Mull, president and CEO, Millers Mutual Insurance

Millers Mutual Insurance announced the hiring of Jonah Mull as president and chief executive officer. Mull will transition to his new role after previously serving as the insurer’s executive vice president and COO.

Mull’s industry experience ranges over 20 years. He joined Millers in 2014, where he served as an underwriting leader that focused on the growth, profit and development of the underwriting teams.

“Mull has been a significant contributor to the development and successful execution of Millers’ strategic efforts during his tenure with the company,” said Scott Newkam, board chairman.

“The board looks forward to working with him on the execution of the company’s forward strategy.”

Swiss Re Appoints Agis Kitsikis to Head of Client Markets P&C

Swiss Re hired Agis Kitsikis as head of client markets P&C for Canada and English Caribbean operations.

In this role, Kitsikis will lead and manage a team of client managers and market underwriters while maintaining strong relationships with Swiss Re clients.

Kitsikis brings 10 years of experience, much spent in the property & casualty insurance sector, to his new role with Swiss Re. He most previously served as Swiss Re’s senior market underwriter.

Kitsikis spent the last decade working with Swiss Re while producing “successful client relationships, leading complex deals and managing portfolios.”

“Agis’ experience, deep knowledge of the market, and strong client relationships make him the perfect fit for this position,” said Monica Ningen, Swiss Re’s president and CEO of Canada and English Caribbean.

“His skills and passion, complemented by the strong Swiss Re team, will ensure Swiss Re continues to be an industry leader in the Canadian market and a valued partner for our clients.”

Marsh Announces New Global Renewable Energy Leader

Hamish Roberts, global renewable energy leader, Marsh

Marsh appointed Hamish Roberts as the broker’s global renewable energy leader.

Roberts takes on this role as one of the top experts at Marsh on insurance and risk management for the renewable energy sector. Robert’s appointment comes as Marsh continues to strengthen its renewable energy team and initiatives.

Roberts has over 35 years of experience in the energy and power industry, with two of his most notable roles as Marsh’s power leader and Aon’s CEO of global power specialty.

Global head of energy & power at Marsh, Andrew George, commented, “Over the last 12 months, Marsh has invested significantly in expanding our specialist capabilities and geographical reach to support our clients in renewable energy and power.

“Hamish is an outstanding leader who has dedicated his career to the development of insurance and risk solutions that support the global transition to renewable energy. Under his leadership, we are strongly placed to assist the sector as it adapts to the challenges and opportunities it faces,” he said. &

Emma Brenner is a staff writer with Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected].

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