Generali Global Assistance adds to its travel insurance division

Generali Global Assistance adds to its travel insurance division | Insurance Business

Generali Global Assistance adds to its travel insurance division
Generali’s US travel insurance division is appointing two new executives.

James Sion will serve as chief operating officer of Generali Global Assistance. Joining him is Mark Taber, who was tapped for the newly-created role of chief insurance officer.

Sion will head all operations and strategies of Generali Global Assistance’s travel insurance division, a release said. He will be based in San Diego.

Taber “will set the strategic direction for underwriting results and profitability for the travel insurance lines in the US,” the company said. He will also serve as the appointed actuary for the travel insurance division.

“Generali has been a pioneer in the assistance industry for more than 25 years, specifically for the travel insurance marketplace. As we move into a new era of insurance, one of education and transparency, we believe our travel insurance business is poised for significant growth,” said Generali Global Assistance North America CEO Chris Carnicelli.

“These two roles will be paramount in helping us execute on our goals and drive the future strategic direction of the business,” Carnicelli added. “Both James and Mark bring with them a wealth of industry knowledge and I look forward to having their expertise and counsel as part of the executive team.”

Sion was previously the COO of consumer insurance for AIG in the Americas. He was also once associated with Allianz, having spent 15 years with the company in various roles. Sion has a BA in political science from Rhode Island College.

Taber was most recently the claims performance analytics executive at CSAA Insurance Group. He has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate all in mathematics, with the latter from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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