Commercial property insurer FM Global appoints its first chief learning officer and names new head of EMEA

Staff Appointments
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FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has made two senior-level moves in the organization as it continues to competitively position the company and its products and services.

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Philip Johnson, FM Global’s senior vice president, EMEA division manager, and a 25-year veteran of the company, has been promoted and named the company’s first chief learning officer, a new global role based in London, U.K. Upon transitioning into the role, he will be responsible for leading the development of the FM Global Academy, as it globally expands its focus on providing a range of in-person and on-demand learning programs to meet the business and development needs of clients and the insurer’s employees.  

Since joining FM Global in 1995 as a consultant engineer, Johnson has served in various leadership roles encompassing client service, engineering, business process improvement and operations. Prior to that, Johnson worked on nuclear power station design and held project management roles in large infrastructure projects across Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., and completed postgraduate studies at Luxembourg School of Business.

 

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Christopher M. Dempsey, operations senior vice president, Chicago operations manager, who has worked for the company for two decades, will assume Johnson’s role as senior vice president, EMEA division manager. Dempsey will be based in Luxembourg and be responsible for operations and strategic direction across EMEA, including underwriting, client service and engineering.

He joined FM Global in 2001 as a customer service consultant before becoming a senior consultant engineer and then assuming various engineering and underwriting management roles of increasing responsibility, including a role as Boston operations branch manager.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fire and safety engineering from Eastern Kentucky University, USA.

About FM Global
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.

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