AGCS appoints Darren Tasker to new regional role

By Favour Nnabugwu



Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Darren Tasker as the new regional head of energy and construction for North America.

Allianz Global Corporate & SpecialtyTasker will also join the AGCS North America Executive Management Team (EMT) and report to Bill Scaldaferri, president and CEO for North America.

“He has been with the firm for the last twelve years, holding the position of head of energy and construction in Canada for the last nine. He will remain based in Toronto.

Scaldaferri said in a statement: “We are pleased to announce that Darren will be leading our North American Energy & Construction business.

“This is the first time that a North American business line will be run by an individual based in Canada, demonstrating the strength of our team north of the border.”

Prior to joining AGCS as a senior underwriter managing a portfolio and team of underwriters in the engineering line of business, Tasker was a large construction underwriter at Zurich from 2006-2010.

Naicom builds 150 capacity lecturer theatre for Kaduna State University

By Favour Nnabugwu


National Insurance Commission, Naicom, has commissioned 150 capacity lecturer theatre called ‘Naicom Building’ to Kaduna State University as part of the commission’s Financial Assistance to Tertiary Institutions (FATI).to tertiary institutions

The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr Sunday Thomas remarked that the commission would continue to assist tertiary institutions in the best way possible.

“n line with the request of the Institution that the project be jointly done by NAICOM and the Kaduna State University in order to have a befitting structure, NAICOM approved the request which was the first of its kind”

“The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)‘s support to the Kaduna State University was in furtherance of resolve of the Management of NAICOM to achieve one of its mandate which is to promote insurance education and other related subjects towards achieving human capital development provided for in Section 19 (c) of the NAICOM Act 1997.

“The completion of this 150 capacity lecture theatre will undoubtedly be a value-addition to the Kaduna State University, particularly the students who will use this facility. It is our firm belief that you will put this infrastructure to good use for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Thomas thanked the support from the board of Naicom on the feat, “Let me at this point publicly acknowledge the support of the Governing Board of the National Insurance Commission in the pursuit of all its initiatives