Veteran underwriter Andrew Carrier will take on Slabbert’s current role of MS Amlin chief executive

MSIG Holdings (US) has announced the appointment of Johan Slabbert as chief executive. Slabbert, currently MS Amlin Underwriting Limited’s (MS AUL) CEO, will take up the role on 1 January 2023, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Slabbert is to be replaced as MS AUL CEO by Andrew Carrier, currently MS AUL’s chief underwriting officer (CUO).

Slabbert has previously held several CEO and CFO roles. He joined MS AUL initially as a non-executive director and chairman of the board in May 2020, before assuming the CEO role later that year.

He has been working within the MSI group since 2017, originally as chairman of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

Slabbert began his career at AIG before joining Chaucer Limited as CFO, where he was also CEO for two years, and served as operating partner and CEO of Augustus Specialty LLC. 

Tamaki Kawate, director, head of International Business of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, said:  “Johan’s significant experience and knowledge of the US (re)insurance industry along with his extensive international contacts will help accelerate our plans to be the (re)insurer of choice for domestic US risks.”

”With our recent acquisition of Transverse, alongside our other US companies, we will under Johan’s leadership, unlock the full potential of our businesses.”

Carrier steps into Slabbert’s shoes on 1 January 2023 and is currently MS AUL’s chief underwriting officer, a role he has held for two years.

Before this, Carrier spent six years at Everest Re, where he was responsible for the firm’s London Market, Continental Europe, and Asia Pacific reinsurance operations. His career also includes serving as Group CUO at Argo for seven years and more than two decades at Kiln.

Shinichiro Funabiki, CEO at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, said:  “Andrew has demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past two years, particularly through the measures he has put in place to create a best-in-class underwriting function with a relentless focus on client-service and profitability.

“I am confident that Andrew will continue with the great work that he, alongside the broader executive team, is doing to modernise and future proof the business.”