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Sompo revamps European leadership

Bob Thaker, CEO, commercial P&C insurance, Sompo International, UK (File photograph)

New European leadership at Sompo International, the Bermudian-based global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty re/insurance, has included a new team at the UK commercial P&C insurance business unit, and a new country manager in Switzerland.

Bob Thaker becomes CEO, commercial P&C insurance, Sompo International, UK, and Ian Keegan will be responsible for the London market wholesale and specialty division, while Mike Reid will lead the UK commercial lines division.

Sompo said Mr Thaker has also been appointed CEO of Sompo International’s UK business legal entity and Mr Keegan appointed as its CUO, subject to regulatory approval.

Mr James said: “Sompo International has a strong presence in the London market and a growing footprint across the UK.

“With a dedicated Sompo UK leadership team, we can more seamlessly execute on our strategy and get closer to our broker partners and clients across the UK to provide solutions that are more aligned with their needs.

“We continue to simplify our structure while ensuring consistency in our underwriting appetite and risk controls across our commercial insurance businesses in global markets.”

In addition, the former president and CEO of Manitoba Public Insurance in Winnipeg, Canada, Eric Herbelin, moves to Zurich to take over as country manager insurance, Switzerland.

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Published September 18, 2023 at 1:15 pm (Updated September 18, 2023 at 9:02 pm)

Sompo revamps European leadership

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