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Two industry veterans employed with Bermudian-based companies have been included on the 2022 board of directors at Acord, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry.

Venkat Krishnamoorthy, who is new to the board, is the chief technology officer at Hamilton Insurance Group, and Ian Macartney is senior vice-president, head of innovation and digital, at Argo Group US.

They are both based in New York City.

Thirteen of the 21 board members are based in the United States, while five are based in the United Kingdom, two are in Germany and one is in Australia.

The board will be chaired by Robert Kelly, managing director and CEO, Steadfast Group Limited, with Kevin Tobin, president and chief executive officer, Marsh Insurance Services Group, serving as vice-chairman.

Acord president and CEO Bill Pieroni said: “In the midst of accelerating transformation, Acord is more focused than ever on serving our members and the global insurance industry.

“The years of industry experience, expertise and leadership of our incoming board will be vital in furthering this mission and delivering value to our community.”

The other directors are: Dr Christian Schaffer, head of central division, Munich Re; Colleen Batman, SVP, SC and PL operations, The Hartford Financial Services Group; Richard Brame, senior director, Willis Towers Watson; Rebecca Bunyan, chief information and change officer, Lloyd’s; Bill Devine, senior vice-president, business capabilities office, Travelers; Julie Dillman, executive vice-president and digital transformation officer, Chubb Group; Ian Haycock, chief data officer, managing director, group operations, Swiss Re; John Kellington, SVP and CIO, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies; Mark Knipfer, chief operations and technology officer, Zurich North America; Steve Lundin, chief operating officer, sales operations, M Financial Group; Dave Matcham, FCII, chief executive, International Underwriting Association of London; Patrick Molineux, managing director, London Insurance Market Operations and Strategic Sourcing; Robert Rusbuldt, president and CEO, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America; Dr Ralf Schneider, group CIO, Allianz SE; Laura Titas, senior vice-president, chief data officer, Nationwide; and Vlad Yekelchik, chief information officer, Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants.

Venkat Krishnamoorthy: chief technology officer at Hamilton Insurance Group
Ian Macartney, senior vice-president, head of innovation and digital, at Argo Group US

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Published January 26, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated January 26, 2022 at 7:50 am)

New directors for insurance industry group

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