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Mitsui Sumitomo EU Appoints Rodden as Interim CEO, Rebrands as MSIG UK; Gallagher Re Promotes Dowlen to Managing Director EMEA



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This version of Worldwide Folks Strikes particulars appointments at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance coverage (Europe) and Gallagher Re.


A abstract of those new hires follows right here.

Mitsui Sumitomo (Europe) Appoints Rodden as Interim CEO, Rebrands as MSIG UK


Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance coverage Co. (Europe) Ltd. (MSI EU), the UK subsidiary of Japanese insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance coverage (MSI), has appointed Martyn Rodden as interim chief government officer, efficient instantly.

He succeeds Robin Adam who has left the corporate to pursue different alternatives. The appointment is topic to regulatory approval.

Martyn Rodden

In the identical announcement, MSI EU confirmed it’s altering its buying and selling identify to MSIG UK. This modification ensures alignment with most of the different MSI firms within the international service’s worldwide community and comes after MSI not too long ago celebrated its centenary within the UK insurance coverage sector, the corporate mentioned.

Rodden, beforehand director of Technique & Transformation at sister firm MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd. (MS AUL), will report back to Hironori Morimoto, MSI’s managing government officer within the UK, .

Rodden brings greater than twenty years of specialty London market expertise to the position, together with over ten years in government management. As a member of the Government Committee at MS AUL, he performed a significant position in creating and implementing a change in technique that has seen the agency’s fortunes reverse over latest years. This included main the supply of the profitable Reinsurance To Shut deal in 2023, one of many largest offers of its kind in Lloyd’s historical past.


Previous to his new position at MSI EU, Rodden spent eight years at MS Amlin, in more and more senior roles. With a profession spanning many important London Market manufacturers, he was beforehand Chief Danger Officer at Faraday Underwriting, in addition to Head of Danger at Chaucer’s syndicate enterprise.

“I’m delighted to announce Martyn’s appointment as Interim CEO of the newly rebranded MSIG UK. Martyn has proven implausible dedication and management at MS Amlin, to assist return the enterprise to profitability and change into a £2bn syndicate, as soon as once more,” commented Morimoto.


“Martyn’s appointment is a part of a brand new section for MSI within the UK, reshaping a enterprise that has predominantly centered on supporting Japanese purchasers, as a part of MSI’s formidable worldwide progress plans. The MSI community of firms supplies Martyn and the staff with important alternatives to develop the enterprise, together with working with sister companies equivalent to MS Amlin, to assist develop and ship new options for purchasers, in addition to constructing our present UK portfolio.”


Gallagher Re Promotes Dowlen to Managing Director EMEA


Hamish Dowlen has been appointed managing director of Europe, Center East, and Africa (EMEA) at Gallagher Re, efficient June 1, 2024.

Hamish Dowlen

On the identical time, Ditte Deschars will change into chairperson position for EMEA. This will likely be along with her management of the Nordic area.

For the previous 5 years, Dowlen has been main the DACH enterprise (in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), not too long ago including CEE & Holland to his administration tasks.

Ditte Deschar

“Not solely is he an distinctive chief and folks supervisor, he additionally brings deep expertise as a profitable producer with an amazing work ethic,” mentioned outgoing CEO, Worldwide, Tony Melia. “Ditte is a passionate regional chief, senior Consumer Advocate and brings a wealth of expertise along with her work on the service administration facet,” he added. “I want them each each success of their new roles.”

These appointments come on the heels of Gallagher Re’s recent announcement that Dirk Spenner has been appointed to the position of CEO, Worldwide, at Gallagher Re, taking up from Tony Melia, who’s retiring after a profession of over 40 years. Spenner’s new position is efficient June 1, 2024.

A.J. Gallagher


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