CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HDI Global Insurance Company (HDI) is excited to announce the appointment of Patricia Ryan to the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with immediate effect. She succeeds David Neumeister who after more than a decade with HDI, has decided to return to private practice.
In her new role, Ms. Ryan will serve as principal counsel, responsible for managing all legal matters for the company, including compliance, litigation, regulatory and government affairs, contracts, and legal consultation to HDI’s business operations. As part of the company’s Leadership Team, she will work closely with HDI’s Board of Directors on corporate governance and business processes. She will report to Dr. Lothar Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining HDI, Ms. Ryan served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Overseas Group, a Bermuda based insurance holding company. She was previously a partner at Johnson & Bell, Ltd., and has also served as Assistant General Counsel of QBE U.S. Agencies and Senior Counsel at Allianz.
“Patricia’s impressive and expansive background in insurance law is perfectly suited for this role and HDI. I am confident she will successfully expand our capabilities. She understands our culture and knows our business,” Becker said.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.
About HDI Global SE (HDI):
HDI Global SE is a leading international industrial lines insurer and member of the Talanx Group. With over 3,000 employees worldwide, HDI is active in more than 150 countries through subsidiaries and network partners. In the United States, HDI operates through its subsidiaries, HDI Global Insurance Company, a commercial property and casualty insurer headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and licensed in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and HDI Specialty Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic surplus lines insurer also authorized to write business nationwide.
HDI Global SE, HDI Global Insurance Company and HDI Specialty hold Financial Strength Ratings of A (Excellent), XV from A.M. Best.