Ҵý Appoints Emma Riza To Vice President, Corporate Development

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced the appointment of Emma Riza to Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Riza will be responsible for a number of functions, including enterprise-level strategy, financial reporting to the Board of Directors and executive management, capital & rating agency management, investor relations, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). She will report to James Anderson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis, Ҵý.

Emma Riza appointed Vice President, Corporate Development, Ҵý.

"Emma's keen ability to help build the strategic direction of Ҵý's international business, combined with her broad experience in the London marketplace, make her the ideal candidate to lead Ҵý's Corporate Development function," Anderson said.

Prior to this role, Riza served as Head of Corporate Development for Ҵý Hardy, where she worked to develop Ҵý's international strategy and managed the review and execution of new business initiatives in collaboration with the international underwriting and field leadership teams.

"Emma has been an integral member of Ҵý Hardy's leadership team," said Dave Brosnan, Chief Executive, Ҵý Hardy. "I want to congratulate Emma on her new role and thank her for her many contributions to the Ҵý Hardy team."

Riza earned her BSc, with honors, from King's College London in Mathematics and Management.

Ҵý Hardy, acting through Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and Ҵý Insurance Ҵý Limited, independent wholly-owned UK subsidiaries, is a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within both the Lloyd's and company markets.

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