Pacific Life Re has appointed Darren Spriggs, formerly the managing director of AIG Life, as managing director for its European business.
Spriggs will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Pacific Life Re's Europe business unit as the reinsurer continues to expand globally.
He was previously the managing director of AIG Life, formerly Ageas Protect. He led the business over a number of years, culminating in the successful sale of the company to AIG in 2015 as a going concern.
Pacific Life Re said this appointment will "ensure that we maintain our market-leading position in the UK & Ireland across both Protection and Longevity reinsurance, while continuing to deliver innovative new propositions that grow these markets."
Dave Howell, CEO of Pacific Life Re, said: "These are exciting times for Pacific Life Re and we are committed to building on our high-calibre team so that we continue to deliver outstanding support to clients as we grow. Darren has a wealth of knowledge and experience at a senior level and is a great addition to the business."
Darren Spriggs, managing director of Pacific Life Re Europe, said: "I'm delighted to be joining such a successful and innovative business at this pivotal moment in its growth and development, and aim to put my previous experience as a broker and then as an insurer to good effect.
"I look forward to working with the Europe team to build on the excellent track record they already have in this key market."