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Houston International Insurance names Andrew Robinson CEO

Andrew Robinson

Houston International Insurance Group Ltd. has named Andrew Robinson as CEO, succeeding company founder and outgoing CEO Stephen L. Way.

Mr. Way has resigned as chairman of the board, but will continue as a company director, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Houston-based company and Toronto-based Westaim Corp., an investment company whose interests include the insurer.

Mr. Robinson’s previous positions include global chief operating officer and executive vice president at Atlanta-based Crawford & Co. and president of specialty insurance, executive vice president of corporate development and chief risk officer at The Hanover Insurance Group, based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

HIIG, which was formed in 2007, has underwriting segments focused on accident and health, commercial, excess and surplus lines, and specialty. Its subsidiary insurance companies are Houston Specialty Insurance Co., Imperium Insurance Co., Great Midwest Insurance Co., Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Co. and Boston Indemnity Co. Inc.

It had total assets of more than $1.75 billion as of Dec. 31, 2019, according to the statement.