Christopher Schaper Appointed CEO of Schinnerer Group

New York, September 1, 2016 – Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), today announced the appointment of Christopher Schaper as CEO of its managing general agent (MGA) business, The Schinnerer Group, effective immediately. Mr. Schaper will be based in Hamilton, Bermuda and report to John Drzik, President of Global Risk and Specialties.

In his role, Mr. Schaper will focus on the development and advancement of Marsh’s existing MGA businesses in the US and Canada, including Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. and Canadian MGA ENCON, and oversee the development of its MGA business internationally. He will also be responsible for developing innovative risk solutions for clients that leverage emerging capacity from capital markets, working closely with teams across Marsh and Guy Carpenter.

“Chris’ extensive industry and executive experience make him ideally qualified to lead the growth and development of our MGA business,” said John Drzik, President of Global Risk and Specialties. “We are pleased to welcome him to The Schinnerer Group.” 

Mr. Schaper brings over 25 years of experience as a senior insurance executive and joins Schinnerer from Montpelier Re, where he most recently served as an Executive Officer within Montpelier Re Holdings, President of Montpelier Re Ltd. and Underwriting Chairman of Blue Capital, Montpelier’s capital markets entity. Previously, Mr. Schaper held several leadership positions at Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., including Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Reinsurance, and Head of Casualty Treaty Reinsurance.


About Schinnerer
Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. is one of the largest and most experienced underwriting managers of specialty insurance programs in the world. Schinnerer now serves more than 46,000 insureds in various specialty industries through independent insurance agents and brokers.

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Starr Crusenberry
(301) 951-6904
Starr.N.Crusenberry@Schinnerer.com 

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