Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) appoints Peter Leslie as Chief Underwriting Officer UK and Massimo Orsini as GC&C Global Head of Aviation

18 January 2017

Effective January 1st, Generali GC&C has appointed Peter Leslie as Chief Underwriting Officer UK and Massimo Orsini as Global Head of Aviation.

With 28 years in the London Market, Peter most recently was at Tokio Marine Kiln where he was Chief Underwriting Officer for TMKI looking after Corporate & Commercial business across their UK & European offices. Prior to that he was Head of Property Lines at Zurich Global Corporate including, Marine, Energy and Specie business and has held various other Underwriting roles across the Company and Lloyd's London Market.

Alan Moore, Global Chief Underwriting Officer & Head of UK, said “I am delighted that Peter is joining as GC&C UK Chief Underwriting Officer. Having operated in senior positions over many years on both UK retail and International business, Peter also has extensive underwriting and people leadership experience. He is the ideal person to take our GC&C UK Underwriting & Loss Prevention team to the next stage of its journey and his recruitment demonstrates the level of our ambition in this market. I am sure Peter will be very successful in the role and am delighted to have him as part of the team”.

Massimo has been with Generali for 26 years. He started his career in Aviation Insurance at the Head Office in Trieste. He relocated to the UK in 1999 where he held the positions as UK Head of Aviation, Space and Marine. In 2006 Massimo was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer for Generali Global Risk and became CUO of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial UK in 2014. Massimo, who holds a degree in Law and a civil pilot license, has served in the Technical Study Group of the International Union of Aviation Insurers (IUAI) and is currently a member of the Technical Committee of La Reunion Aerienne & Spatiale.

Alan Moore, Global Chief Underwriting Officer & Head of UK, said “I am really glad to have Massimo as Head of Global Head of Aviation in GC&C. During his career, he has gained considerable experience in the Aviation sector and has maintained key positions in Generali, both at HO in Italy and at regional level here in the UK. I have no doubt that with his technical expertise, his commitment and his knowledge of the Aviation insurance sector he will be a major asset for Global Corporate and Commercial”.

GC&C is the Generali Group unit that develops the P&C business and insurance services for medium and large companies. Generali Global Corporate & Commercial acts on a global scale and deploys an integrated approach at Group level with a central management team and specialized teams active in individual countries. GC&C draws on a worldwide network of professionals to offer a seamless approach towards global risks and deliver what matters to clients. With a client-centric approach, GC&C provides a full range of property, casualty and specialty lines protection to corporate and commercial clients and their brokers worldwide.
Today more than 1,000 professionals work in the nine main offices of GC&C in Milan, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, New York and Munich. GC&C serves clients and brokers in more than 100 countries, generating an overall Gross Written Premium (GWP) of approximately € 2.0bln.

The General Group is among the world’s leading insurers, with total premium income exceeding € 74 billion in 2015. With over 76,000 employees in the world, present in over 60 countries, the Group has a leading position in Western Europe and an increasingly significant presence in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia. In 2015, Generali was the sole insurance company included among the 50 smartest companies in the world by the MIT Technology Review.