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MS Amlin announces new operating model and senior leadership team

~ The reorganisation marks a further step towards its 2023 transformation plan ~

MS Amlin, the global (re)insurer, today announces a new operating model and senior leadership team as part of MS&AD’s recently announced reorganisation of its international businesses.

This reorganisation involves the removal of the Regional Holding company framework across Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance’s three regions, Asia, America and Europe, including MS Amlin Plc from 1st January 2020. Under the new structure, MS Amlin Plc will therefore be removed and the corporate entities MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), MS Amlin AG (MS AAG), MS Amlin Insurance SE (MS AISE) and MS Amlin Business Services (MS ABS) will be owned directly by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI).

MS Amlin’s new operating model will consist of its three insurance companies supported by a shared business service enterprise.  Each will be led by the following MS Amlin executives:

  • Chris Beazley, CEO  MS AAG
  • Tom Clementi, CEO MS AUL
  • Rudy Benmeridja, CEO (interim) MS AISE
  • Iain Pearce, CEO MS ABS

The operating model simplifies and enhances strategic and operational oversight.  It has also been designed to support the implementation of MS Amlin’s new underwriting strategy, announced in September 2019, that involves redeploying its capital and management focus to its three core markets of reinsurance, specialty and domestic specialty markets in continental Europe. In addition, it assists MSI in building value across its international network by increasing efficiency, expanding its offerings to clients globally, using international talent to greater effect and ultimately driving improved financial performance and growth.

As a result, from 31st December 2019 Simon Beale will step down from the role of MS Amlin Plc CEO.  However, Simon will continue as an executive officer of MSI. In addition, James Illingworth will step down as Chief Underwriting Officer but will continue his current non-executive directorships in the near term.

Masahiro Matsumoto, Director, Senior Executive Officer, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, said:

“I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for Simon and James’s considerable contribution to MS Amlin over the past many years and look forward to their onward support. In the most recent years, they have led the business through a significant transition which has helped to position the business well for the future.”

“The transition to a new international organisational structure will strengthen collaboration across all operating companies globally. This will support the group’s ambitious international growth strategy.  MS Amlin’s world-class insurance businesses specialising in complex specialty and reinsurance risks is a strategic imperative for this strategy.


Chris Beazley, CEO of MS Amlin AG
Since joining MS Amlin over 10 years ago, Chris has been an integral part of the management team. He has undertaken senior roles within the London marine and reinsurance businesses, launched MS Amlin’s operations in Singapore and acted as Head of Global Clients and Strategy for MS Amlin’s Reinsurance SBU. In 2016 he served a two-year secondment as CEO of the London Market Group (LMG).

Tom Clementi, CEO MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (MS AUL)
Tom has made a significant contribution to MS Amlin since joining 12 years ago.  He has a track record working across a number of different business areas and served as Underwriting and Operations Manager for Marine & Aviation and Head of Strategy and Business Development for MS Amlin London before setting up a new MS Amlin office in Miami in 2014.

In addition to his current role as CEO of MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, Tom currently serves as a director of the Lloyd’s Market Association. Tom’s global experience and market expertise will continue to be invaluable to MS Amlin.

Rudy Benmeridja, Interim CEO and CUO of MS Amlin Insurance SE
Rudy has been with MS Amlin for the past 10 years and has made an immense contribution to the business during this time. He currently leads the AISE business and has been in this role for the past 18 months. Prior to this, he was MS Amlin Insurance SE: Country Manager. His experience and leadership have been invaluable in helping to steer the direction of MS Amlin AISE and driving the best results for its brokers, clients and people.

Iain Pearce, CEO of MS Amlin Business Services
Iain joined MS Amlin as CFO in June 2019. He qualified as a ]Chartered Accountant before joining KPMG London where he worked for 11 years, including two years with KPMG in Japan. He subsequently moved to Old Mutual plc where he held a number of senior finance roles during a 15 year career. Iain has a deep understanding of a wide variety of financial service sectors, in over 100 regulatory jurisdictions. He has led a global finance transformation and has significant experience of managing a global finance team and shared service delivery. 

Most recently he was COO and FD of Old Mutual Corporate Businesses and led the winding down of Old Mutual’s London operations to support of the withdrawal of Old Mutual’s primary UK listing.

For more information please contact the Media team:

MS Amlin, Ngozi Emeagi – (0)207 746 1097
FTI Consulting, Ed Berry / Kit Dunford – (0)20 3727 1046 / 1143

About MS Amlin

MS Amlin is a leading global (re)insurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and c.1,800 people in 23 locations worldwide, our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine and Reinsurance markets.

We are experts in underwriting, with both technical capability and deep knowledge of the areas we insure. Our claims service aims to set the industry reference point for quality, with efficient, fair and timely claims management.