Scottish Re Group Ltd. has hired Samir Shah to be executive vice president and chief risk officer.
Shah previously was a principal in the enterprise risk management operation at Towers Perrin Inc., Stamford, Conn., according to Scottish Re, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Shah has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds the Financial Risk Manager and Professional Risk Manager professional designations.
In other personnel news:
- Maple Life Financial Inc., Bethesda, Md., has hired Kathleen Birrane to be senior vice president and general counsel.
She previously was an assistant attorney general working as principal counsel for the Maryland Insurance Administration.
Birrane has a law degree from the University of Maryland.
- WellPoint Inc., Indianapolis, has hired John Cannon to be executive vice president and general counsel.