Bermuda-based Ironshore insurance has named Dennis Mahoney and Eric Simonson as its new directors to join the firm’s board of directors.

With 42 years of experience in broking industry, Mahoney was the former chairman and CEO for Aon Global, London and past president of the Insurance Institute of London. In both the companies, he served various senior leadership roles in retail, wholesale and reinsurance.

Mahoney also serves as a director of ACORD, the global insurance standards organization.

Simonson has 35 years experience in insurance industry and has served as senior vice president and chief investment strategist for Boston based John Hancock Life Insurance. He also was president and CEO for the Private Asset Management with Prudential Insurance of America in New Jersey.

Most recently, Simonson was senior vice president and chief investment officer of Allstate Insurance based in US. He also served as Chairman and President of Allstate Investments based in Northbrook, Illinois.

South Korea-based Samsung Life Insurance has retained Simonson as an international corporate advisor to provide investment management and asset allocation advisory services.

Ironshore CEO Kevin Kelley said that the new appointments bring a depth of experience and wealth of insight to Ironshore as it builds upon its growing global platform