The ACE Tempest Re Group has named Steve Roberts as the new managing director of its ACE Tempest Re International business, which includes operations in London, Zurich, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

Mr Roberts will be responsible for overall management and development of the company’s property and casualty reinsurance business in these territories. He will remain based in London and will report to Jacques Bonneau, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. He is currently the deputy managing director of the region.

Mr Roberts had joined the company in 2005 and has served in his current role since 2008. Prior to this, he held a number of senior assignments with XL Re, where he served as chief casualty underwriter, and various London-based Syndicates.

Mr Bonneau, said: “Steve has played an important role in building our reinsurance company’s international casualty presence. As the deputy of our international operations, Steve has demonstrated he has the proven leadership, market knowledge and technical skills required to continue growing this important region for ACE Tempest Re.”