Commercial property insurer FM Global named Malcolm C. Roberts president and also elected him to the company's board of directors. Roberts will succeed Thomas A. Lawson as chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 2022.
Formerly executive vice president, Roberts assumed the role of president on Aug. 1 and will succeed Lawson when he retires on Dec. 31 after 42 years with the company. Lawson, CEO since 2015, will remain chairman of FM Global's board of directors.
As president, Roberts, who joined FM Global in 1995, is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the Johnston, R.I.-based company, which insures nearly $10.2 trillion in business property in more than 130 countries, according to the company.
Bret N. Ahnell, executive vice president, was named chief operating officer and will run insurance operations globally. He previously managed staff operations, most recently FM Global's Americas operations.
Kevin S. Ingram, executive vice president and chief financial officer, was promoted to senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will continue to oversee all finance and risk management operations.
Deanna Fidler, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, was named executive vice president, chief administrative officer. Fidler will oversee human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategy and business enablement, technology, and the FM Global Academy.
Randall E. Hodge, senior vice president, chief underwriting officer, was named executive vice president, staff insurance operations. Hodge will oversee underwriting and reinsurance, engineering and research, FM Approvals, claims, client service and marketing, and data analytics.
George J. Plesce, senior vice president, chief client experience and sales officer, was promoted to executive vice president, U.S., Latin America and sales. He will oversee regional insurance and engineering operations and global business development.
James R. Galloway will head FM Global's Canada and specialty industries division while continuing as executive vice president with oversight of international operations and AFM, which provides commercial property insurance for the middle market.