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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Louise Kidd Head of Third Party Lines in Ireland

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Louise Kidd Head of Third Party Lines in Ireland

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that Louise Kidd has joined its growing European team as Head of Third Party Lines in Ireland.

“As our Irish team continues to expand, we are delighted to have Louise leading our efforts to bring proven underwriting acumen and service to the third-party risks of customers throughout Ireland,” said Hilary Browne, Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty, UK & Europe. “Her deep expertise in both Executive & Professional and Casualty Lines will fuel our ongoing growth and lasting partnerships with customers and brokers in the region.”

Louise comes to BHSI with nearly two decades of industry experience with a focus on third-party lines. She was most recently Financial Institutions and Commercial Professional Indemnity Underwriting Manager for AIG in Europe. Prior to that she held various positions including Head of Financial Lines Ireland. She holds an honours degree in Financial Services from John Moore Liverpool University and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Louise is based in BHSI’s Dublin office and can be reached at [email protected]

In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) trades under Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI) and Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL). BHEI, is an Irish domiciled Designated Activity Company, Registration Number 636883 and Registered Office at One Grant’s Row, Dublin D02 HX96. BHEI is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSIC), a Nebraska USA domiciled corporation, which provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance, and is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), an incorporated England and Wales limited liability company, Registration Number 3230337 and Registered Office at 8 Fenchurch Place, 4th Floor, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom.

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Harvard names Srikant Datar the new dean of its business school

Harvard names Srikant Datar the new dean of its business school

Harvard has promoted professor Srikant Datar to be the next dean of Harvard Business School, taking over for Nitin Nohria when he steps down at the end of the year. Harvard President Larry Bacow announced the promotion on Friday.

Datar has played a number of key roles at the school since joining the faculty in 1996, overseeing varied responsibilities such as faculty recruiting and development, executive education, research, and, currently, university affairs. He has also served since 2015 as the faculty chair of the Harvard Innovation Labs, or the “i-Lab,” and has been instrumental in the school’s transition to a “hybrid learning” model during the COVID-19 pandemic. And he has been a prominent thinker and researcher on the topic of the future of business education.

Datar will become the 11th dean in the business school’s 112-year history. Nohria announced last November that he would wrap up his deanship in June after 10 years in the job, but agreed to continue through the end of the year because of the pandemic.

“I am equal measures humbled and honored to take on this role,” Datar said in a prepared statement. “Harvard Business School is an institution with a remarkable legacy of impact in research, education, and practice. Yet the events of the past year have hastened our passage to an unforeseen future. I look forward to working with colleagues and friends of the School — including throughout Harvard, in our Boston community, and around the world — to realize our mission in what undoubtedly will be an exciting new era.”

Datar is a native of India and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Bombay in 1973 before getting two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Stanford University. He worked at Stanford’s business school from 1989 to 1996, before joining Harvard.

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Harvard Business School Names New Dean

Harvard Business School Names New Dean

Harvard Business School named Srikant Datar as its new dean, turning to a veteran to steer it through the coronavirus pandemic that has upended much of higher education.

Mr. Datar joined the faculty as a business professor in 1996 and currently is the associate dean of university affairs at Harvard Business School. He will take the helm of the 112-year-old institution at the start of next year and has played a key role in developing and implementing the school’s response to Covid-19, Harvard President Larry Bacow said Friday.

“He is a leading thinker about the future of business education,” Mr. Bacow said. “He has served with distinction in a range of leadership positions over his nearly 25 years at HBS.”

Harvard Business School, one of the most influential and largest M.B.A. programs in the world, had been searching for a new dean since November, when current dean Nitin Nohria announced he planned to step down in June after 10 years on the job.

Because of the pandemic, the school said in March that Mr. Nohria would stay on through the end of the year as the public-health crisis forced campuses to move courses completely online and created uncertainty throughout the academic world. Harvard Business School was one of the most prominent business schools to experiment with a hybrid model of teaching for this fall.

Mr. Datar’s appointment follows Harvard Business School’s recent reckoning with what it has called its past mistakes involving race. The school said last month it would boost its enrollment of Black students in future classes, hire a chief diversity officer and build more issues of race and inclusion into its case-study method of teaching.

Several stakeholders of Harvard Business School had been pushing the university to choose a new dean who would use the school’s clout

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Diesel Names Y/Project’s Glenn Martens as Creative Director | News & Analysis

Diesel Names Y/Project’s Glenn Martens as Creative Director | News & Analysis

PARIS, France — Italian jeans brand Diesel has named Y/Project designer Glenn Martens as its creative director. 

Martens will remain in place at the helm of Y/Project, the independent Paris label known for its ruched silhouettes and avant-garde denim, an OTB spokesperson said.

Diesel, the flagship brand of Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso‘s OTB fashion group, has struggled to reposition itself as mall traffic sputtered and demand for premium denim dried up in recent years. The decline has required Rosso to refocus his energies on Diesel after expanding into luxury holdings like Maison Martin Margiela and Marni.

After declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy at its US division, Diesel returned to growth in 2019, contributing to a 6.6 percent increase in OTB’s sales which hit €1.53 billion ($1.8 billion). The denim brand also tapped a new CEO, Massimo Piombini, this year.

Diesel has previously collaborated with Martens, a winner of France’s Andam fashion prize, for its Red Tag line. His appointment is effective immediately and marks the next step in the company’s come-back plans.

“Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement,” Rosso said in a statement. “I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand.”

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