Marsh appoints Christopher Schaper as CEO of Schinnerer Group

14 October 2016

Marsh has appointed Christopher Schaper as the CEO of the Schinnerer Group, one of the firm’s subsidiaries. In his new capacity, Shaper has been tasked with the expansion of the unit’s proposition across the globe, as well as developing innovative risk solutions for clients that leverage emerging capacity from capital markets. 

Prior to joining the Schinnerer Group, Christopher Schaper worked at Montpelier Reinsurance as its President for almost five years, as well as serving a number of years on the board of the company and its subsidiaries. Previously, Schaper worked at Endurance Specialty Insurance, in his most recent role, from 2006 until 2011, as Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Reinsurance, and earlier, from 2002 until 2006, as Head of Casualty Treaty. Earlier roles held by Schaper include Director of Underwriting at Gerling Global Financial Products, National/Global Treaty Reinsurance at Employers Reinsurance Corporation/GE Capital, Casualty Insurance Underwriting Specialist at CIGNA Corporation, Multi-line Commercial Lines Underwriter at United States Fidelity and Guaranty (USF&G), and Senior Representative at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), where she started his career in 1986.

Schaper holds a Master of Science in International Business and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. 

Christopher Schaper - Schinnerer Group

Marsh has appointed Schaper as the new CEO of Schinnerer Group, its managing general agent (MGA) business subsidiary*. In his new role, Schaper take responsibility for driving Marsh’s global MGA business, including focus on expanding the US and Canadian subsidiaries. In addition, he has been tasked with the development of innovative risk solutions for clients that leverage emerging capacity from capital markets, for which he will work closely with Guy Carpenter and Marsh, both subsidiaries of Marsh McLennan and Companies (MM&C). Other MM&C subsidiaries are Mercer, NERA Economic Consulting and Oliver Wyman. 

“Chris’ extensive industry and executive experience make him ideally qualified to lead the growth and development of our MGA business,” says John Drzik, Marsh Global Risk and Specialties, “We are pleased to welcome him to the Schinnerer Group.” 

* The Schinnerer Group is made up of two organisations, Victor O. Schinnerer in the US and MGA ENCON in Canada.


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