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CII recruits to lead specialist teams

The Chartered Insurance Institute is setting up special- ist teams for life and pensions and general insurance in a move aimed at a more focused approach.

It says it wants to increase its presence in the life and pension sector and is set to launch a faculty of life and pensions. It is also develop- ing products and services for the banking and building society markets.

Steve Jenkins has joined the CII in the new role of business development director to lead the life and pension team. He joins from Axa Sun Life, where he was head of strategic partnerships.

Paul Brierley has joined as business development director of general insurance and international markets to lead CII’s developments in the insurance and broking sectors. He will also over- see the launch of the CII’s new faculty of underwri- ting and risk.

Group marketing and sales director Lee Gladwell. He says: “We have ambitious plans to build on the CII group’s success and are determined to deliver even greater value to our customers.”


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