Chubb appoints COO of North America major accounts


Property/casualty insurer Chubb has appointed Matt Merna as chief operating officer (COO) of its North America major accounts division, which serves the risk management segment of large US and Canada-based companies.

In his newly-expanded role, Merna will assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations for major accounts, and will also be responsible for further expanding the company's range of core and specialty products, services and coordinated account management to the large account market.

Merna will continue reporting to Chris Maleno, senior vice president of Chubb Group and division president of Chubb North America major accounts, and continue to be based in New York City.

"The complexity of our clients' businesses within this segment requires tailored solutions," said Maleno. "As our customers' risk management needs continue to evolve, it's important we ensure the right resources are in place to address their specific needs.

Merna currently serves as senior executive vice president of Chubb global casualty division. He will keep responsibilities for that role, the company said.

He joined ACE Group in 2000, prior to the merger between ACE and Chubb in 2016. During his tenure, Merna held various senior leadership positions, including president of the financial solutions line of business and president of ACE Risk Management. Prior to that, he served in a range of management roles in public accounting and at a global insurance company in New York and Europe.

"Matt's industry knowledge and extensive experience in working with large companies make him ideal for this expanded position," Maleno added. "He represents the strong leadership we have at Chubb, and I am excited to work closely with him to further grow our major accounts business through our world class underwriting, service, claims support and the global program coordination we provide to the large account market."

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