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
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.
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.