ArgoGlobal has appointed Alfredo Alonso as chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Asia, beginning March 2019. Based in London, he will report to Matt Harris, group head of international operations.
Alonso has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joins ArgoGlobal from RSA, where he has served as chief underwriting officer for several emerging markets over the past seven years. He began his career at Winterthur Insurance (now a member of the AXA Group) in its claims department, before becoming senior casualty underwriter in its international arm. Later, he joined Zurich Financial Services, where he spent 12 years working in various underwriting roles, including head of technical centre for commercial lines in Switzerland, head of casualty for Europe, and chief underwriting officer for Middle East and Africa.
“Alfredo’s extensive underwriting expertise spans European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, further bolstering our insight into international market shifts and allowing us to deliver the best service to our clients,” said Harris. “His proven analytical and leadership capabilities will also ensure that we accomplish our strategic goals and continue to realise key growth opportunities.”
Alonso holds an executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Vlerick Leuven in Belgium, and is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in England.