Sompo hires Zurich’s Maxine Goddard to bolster strategic distribution team
Sompo International Holdings Ltd has made a series of moves to build out its strategic distribution and development capabilities for international insurance.
The Bermudian-based specialty re/insurer has hired Maxine Goddard as senior vice-president in the company’s international insurance strategic distribution and development team.
Ms Goddard joins Sompo from Zurich Insurance, where she was most recently director, senior commercial operations business partner.
The company said its business development team, led by Brendan Plessis, executive vice-president, strategic distribution and development, international insurance, will focus on the strategic development of broker and client relationships, maximising profitable growth and potential new business opportunities in London, Europe and Bermuda.
Joining the team as assistant vice president, strategic distribution and development for international insurance is Rachael Dobie, who joins SI from Liberty Specialty Markets, and Mohiuddin (Moon) Hossen, who has been promoted to projects & strategy analyst, strategic distribution and development for international insurance from within SI.
Mr Plessis said: “We continue to make significant progress in building our business across all of our London and European platforms through better communications, expanding our product offering and building wider networks.
“There is a growing recognition that Sompo International is a global leader with significant capability and excellent talent. I am confident our team with this wealth of expertise can work to reach a wider range of audiences to deliver on our ambitions.
“Their skills will help us to develop strong relationships and deliver solutions for our clients and broker partners that enable them to achieve effective risk transfer.”