Sompo International has announced that it has appointed Stefano Chiurlo as head of accident & health in Europe.
In his new role, Chiurlo will be based in Milan, Italy.
“Stefano is a fantastic addition to the Sompo International team and his appointment is the latest development in the building out of our A&H capability beyond a traditional London wholesale offering into the UK, Europe and around the world,” said Sompo International Insurance executive vice president, global head of accident & health Patrick Corbett. “He will have responsibility for developing and overseeing the implementation of our A&H underwriting and distribution strategy, bringing our years of expertise in A&H and significant capacity to clients across Europe.”
Corbett added that Chiurlo’s experience in his field, as well as knowledge of the European and global markets and commercial mindset, would be “instrumental in driving [Sompo’s] ambitious growth strategy.”
Chiurlo brings with him over 15 years of insurance experience, most recently serving as group head of health & accident for the Generali Group. He has held a number of senior technical and leadership roles in the A&H segment in companies including Generali Group, AXA XL, XL Catlin, AXA Italy, ACE and AIG. He has a master’s degree in political science from the Università Statale di Milano, Italy.
Earlier this month, Sompo International welcomed Ralph Brand to serve as president of the company’s Continental Europe operations. Brand previously served as global head of casualty, financial lines & cyber at Zurich.