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Sompo International names president for Continental Europe

Sompo International names president for Continental Europe | Insurance Business UK

Sompo International names president for Continental Europe

Global insurer Sompo International has hired industry veteran Ralph Brand to serve as president of the company’s Continental Europe operations.

“I am thrilled to join the Sompo International team,” said Brand, who brings more than three and a half decades of international insurance experience to the post.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to lead the strategy for Continental Europe, as well as build out our offering for Sompo International in Europe as we continue to work towards making our sustainable growth ambitions a reality.”

Brand’s credentials span years spent at Allianz, AIG, and Zurich in various geographical markets. He most recently served as global head of casualty, financial lines & cyber.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ralph Brand to the Sompo International Europe team,” commented global markets chief executive for commercial property & casualty Julian James. “Sompo has operated in Europe for over 50 years through our Japanese interest accounts.

“Four years ago, we started our pan-European professional lines offering and have strong ambitions to strengthen our commitment and expand our capabilities to brokers and clients across the continent.”

James added: “Ralph is ideally placed to drive our ambitions forward. His wealth of experience and commercial mindset will be invaluable as we expand and grow our business, leading with our core values and putting our clients and trading partners at the centre of everything we do.”  

In his new role, Brand will be overseeing Sompo International’s Continental Europe strategy while enhancing the firm’s proposition for both clients and distribution partners in the region.