Dean Graham promoted from deputy head

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has promoted Dean Graham, currently deputy head, to head of its life unit. He replaces Franck Pinette, who the company says has left to pursue another opportunity.

Graham joined PartnerRe as deputy head of the life business in June 2008. Before joining PartnerRe he worked at Old Mutual South Africa, most recently as chief operating officer of Old Mutual Corporate and managing director of Old Mutual Investment Administrators.

"I am very pleased to promote Dean to lead our life operations,” said PartnerRe chief operating officer Costas Miranthis in a statement. “His successful track record in the life insurance and reinsurance industry as well as the energy and strong leadership skills he has displayed since he joined us make him the right choice to lead the life team at this important stage of its development.”

He added: “I would also like to thank Franck Pinette for all that he has offered PartnerRe and particularly for overseeing the development of the life operations over the last ten years to a business that today contributes over $750 million premium to PartnerRe. I wish him well in his future endeavours.”