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FM Global Names New Head of EMEA as it Promotes Management Into New Roles

LONDON, UK —FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, has promoted two of its seasoned leaders to new roles, effective Oct. 1, 2014.

Chris Johnson, senior vice president, EMEA division manager, will become an executive vice president and be based at FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, R.I., USA. He will oversee FM Global’s international operations and Affiliated FM, a division that specialises in mid-market property insurance. During his career, Johnson has served the company in numerous roles, including senior vice president–marketing and enterprise learning, senior vice president and manager of FM Global’s Western U.S. division, and as vice president of international operations. Prior to that, he was manager of South America operations and, before that, engineering group manager for FM Global in London, U.K. He began his career in 1979 as a loss prevention engineer in the company’s London office. Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in mineral processing from the University of Leeds, U.K.

Vincent A. Reyda, vice president, New York, USA operations manager, will become senior vice president, EMEA division manager and will be based in FM Global’s Windsor, U.K., office. Reyda will oversee all client relations, underwriting, engineering, processing and administration for the division. Prior to this appointment, Reyda was responsible for overseeing the business written and serviced from FM Global’s New York Operation. Before that, he served in a variety of positions including divisional sales manager, sales account executive and roles in underwriting and engineering. He joined the company in 1988 as a loss prevention engineer. Reyda holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J., USA.

About FM Global

For nearly two centuries, many of the world's largest organisations have turned to FM Global ( to develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. With clients in more than 130 countries, FM Global has been named "Best Property Insurer in the World" by Euromoney magazine, "Best Global Property Insurer" by Global Finance magazine and received the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. In the United Kingdom, FM Global is the communicative name for FM Insurance Company Limited, which celebrates its 50th anniversary of international operation in 2013.