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Hannover Life Re Names Paul Smith CIO

Smith's priorities include systems integration in the wake of Hannover Re's acquisition of ING's individual life reinsurance business.

Hannover Life Re (Orlando, Fla.) has promoted Paul Smith from vice president to senior vice president and CIO. Smith's appointment was announced along with promotions of Jeff Burt from vice president, Marketing, to executive vice president, Financial Solutions; and Marla Lauterette from assistant vice president to vice president, Human Resources.

Smith joined Hannover Life Re in 1997, from which time he has directed the carrier's IT organization. Since 2001, he has served on Hannover Re's international IT steering committee, which coordinated the company's global IT efforts.

As CIO, Smith will be responsible for the overall direction of Hannover Life Re's IT initiatives in support of the organization's strategic goals. As a result of Hannover Re's recent acquisition of ING's individual life reinsurance business from Scottish Re, Smith's immediate focus will include participation as a member of a newly formed Technology Integration Committee. In that role he will oversee a significant portion of the integration of organic and acquired production systems, according to a Hannover Life Re source.

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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