HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“HIIG” or the “Company”) announced today that the HIIG Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Robinson as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of HIIG effective immediately. Mr. Robinson takes over from HIIG’s founder and outgoing CEO, Stephen L. Way, who has resigned as Chairman of the Board but will continue to serve as a Director of the Company.
Robinson is a highly experienced and successful global insurance executive with a 30+ year track record of growth, financial improvement and strategic and operational leadership working globally in the insurance industry and in management and strategic consulting. His career includes ten years with The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., where he was President of Specialty Insurance, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Risk Officer and subsequently at Crawford & Co. where he was Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President. While at Hanover, his responsibilities included all aspects of the company's U.S. specialty businesses, including profit and loss and strategic and operational oversight. He was also responsible for acquisitions, divestitures, business integration, and enterprise risk management for the broader enterprise. Prior to his time at Hanover, he was the managing partner of Global Insurance at Diamond (now PWC) Consulting, and most recently as Executive in Residence and Senior Advisor at Oak HC/FT.
J. Cameron MacDonald, President and CEO of The Westaim Corporation (44% owner of HIIG) and a director of HIIG, said: “Andrew is the right leader for HIIG at this stage in its development. His extensive industry background and business skills should help HIIG strengthen its business and expand its presence. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus HIIG, especially in the current economic environment. We would also like to thank Stephen Way for his leadership in founding HIIG and bringing HIIG to the level of success it has attained. The Board and I appreciate his many accomplishments.”
Robinson commented on the appointment: “I am genuinely honored to lead HIIG and its team of very talented professionals. Given the recent equity capital raise via a rights offering, we are well positioned to seize the market opportunity that is in front of us today, and to become one of the handful of truly premier specialty insurance groups.”
HIIG is an insurance holding company formed in 2007. Based in Houston, Texas, HIIG has underwriting segments focused on Accident & Health, Commercial, Excess & Surplus Lines and Specialty. At December 31, 2019, HIIG had total assets exceeding $1.75 billion and shareholders’ equity of more than $370 million. HIIG’s subsidiary insurance companies consist of Houston Specialty Insurance Company; Imperium Insurance Company; Great Midwest Insurance Company; Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company; and Boston Indemnity Company, Inc. These insurance companies are rated A- (Excellent) Financial Category IX by A.M. Best Company. For more information about HIIG, its people and products, please visit www.hiig.com