AIG appoints new Global Head of Aerospace and UK Head of Energy & Construction


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American International Group, Inc. has announced today the appointment of two senior leaders in its global specialty business. Steve Eccles will join AIG as Global Head of Aerospace, General Insurance. James Langdon will join AIG as UK Head of Energy & Construction, General Insurance.   

Mr. Eccles will report to Peter Bilsby, Global Head of Specialty, and be based in London. As a key member of the specialty leadership team, Mr. Eccles will be responsible for setting and driving business strategy for global Aerospace and ensuring underwriting excellence across the product line. Mr. Eccles has over 30 years of industry experience and has a broad and deep knowledge of the Aviation insurance market. He worked first as an aviation broker before becoming an aviation underwriter at Lloyd’s of London. He joins AIG from Argo where he was Chief Underwriting Officer International and Active Underwriter for ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s. Prior to joining Argo, Steve was the Active Underwriter for Travelers Syndicate 5000. He will start his new role in April 2020.

Mr. Langdon will report to Gordon Browne, Global Head of Energy & Construction, and be based in London. As head of the UK business, he will be responsible for developing and executing the UK strategy in line with the global Energy strategy, as well as driving underwriting excellence. Mr. Langdon joins AIG from Chubb, where he spent over 16 years, most recently as Global Head of Upstream Energy. He will start his new role in December this year.

Mr. Bilsby commented: “As we continue to develop the leadership team of our global specialty business and position ourselves for future growth, I’m pleased to appoint Steve and James to their respective roles. Our clients and partners will benefit enormously from the wealth of experience they bring to AIG, as we build a market-leading global specialty business.”


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