Guy Carpenter appoints new head of Japan

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Guy Carpenter appoints new head of Japan

Global risk and reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Company has appointed industry veteran Pietro Toffanello (pictured) as the new head of its business in Japan.

In a statement, Guy Carpenter said that Toffanello will be responsible for managing its business activities across Japan, with focus on developing new business opportunities and “extending the breadth of solutions that the company offers across the region to better meet evolving client needs.”

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Toffanello will report to Tony Gallagher, chief executive officer of Asia Pacific at Guy Carpenter, and will relocate to Tokyo as soon as the situation allows.

“Pietro is an ideal choice for this role and brings a tremendous wealth of reinsurance market experience coupled with a proven track record of success,” said Gallagher. “I am confident that he will play an integral role in delivering on our growth strategy for the region, enhancing Guy Carpenter’s position in the Japan market, and ensuring that our clients and prospects benefit from the full spectrum of capabilities that we offer.”

Toffanello has over 25 years of experience in the reinsurance industry, and was most recently director for property & casualty for the UK, Ireland, Italy, and Sub-Saharan Africa at Gen Re. Prior to this, he was managing director and CEO of Gen Re Australia.