Specialty insurance and reinsurance provider Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has named Jorge Luis Cazar León as its new Head of Latin America, a role which will see him with oversight of both insurance and reinsurance operations in Central and South America.
Cazar takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Jose A. Hernandez, head of international, as he leads the Latin American re/insurance business at Argo.
“Argo Group has built an impressive international platform, and I’m pleased to have Jorge join the team,” commented Hernandez. “His strong leadership skills and experience fully align with the international growth aspirations we have strategically established for the company.”
Cazar joins Argo from Chubb Group, where he most recently held the role of division president, international accident and health (A&H) business.
He has over 25 years of re/insurance industry experience and other roles include being regional president of ACE’s Latin America operations; senior vice president, A&H, for ACE’s Asia Pacific region; regional vice president, A&H, in Latin America; and country president for ACE in Argentina and Chile.
Before he joined ACE in 2001, Cazar held a number of leadership roles with CIGNA International, a global property and casualty insurer that ACE purchased in 1999. He began his career at Bolivar Insurance Company in Ecuador.