Howden Tiger names CEO

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Howden Tiger names CEO

Insurance News

By Jen Frost

Howden’s reinsurance broking arm Howden Tiger has appointed Tim Ronda as CEO, effective 1 January 2024.

Ronda, who serves as Howden Tiger president, will succeed current Howden Tiger CEO Rob Bredahl.

Bredahl is set to remain with Howden, assuming the title of Howden Tiger Capital Markets executive chair.

Ronda joined TigerRisk Partners, now part of Howden Tiger, in 2021. He was previously Aon global geographic leader of reinsurance solutions and also held the position of president of reinsurance solutions for the US. Prior to joining Aon, Ronda was senior vice president at Guy Carpenter.

“When Tim joined us almost two years ago I said that we had ‘hands down, the best leadership team in our industry’,” said Rod Fox, executive chairman, Howden Tiger.  “I’m proud to say that today our bench strength is even better.

“We are fielding a team that have not only strength, full spectrum geographical reach and depth of expertise across fac, treaty, MGAs, capital markets and advisory, but also a sense of collaboration and infectious energy that will power us forward for our clients.”

Under Ronda’s leadership, the reinsurance broker will “invest to create a different breed of global player,” Fox said.

Howden struck up its deal to buy TigerRisk in 2022, creating what the businesses described at the time as “a much-needed fourth global player in the reinsurance market”. Later that year, Howden announced the creation of Howden Tiger SabRE (SabRE), bringing together the firms’ global MGA and programme businesses.

“When we signed the agreement to bring Howden Re and Tiger Risk together we knew that we were creating something special,” said Howden Group CEO David Howden. “The market could feel the energy too, and so could the talent who continue to join us as we deliver on a clear ambition to be the fresh and dynamic alternative on a global scale.

“Today, the leadership team is in place to drive Howden Tiger forward at pace for its clients.”

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