Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International has announced the appointment of Windy Lawrence as its new General Counsel.
Based in Sompo International’s New York City office, Lawrence will report to Chris Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, Sompo International Commercial P&C and will serve on the Executive Leadership Team
She succeeds John Del Col, who will be retiring at the end of the year as General Counsel after nearly 20 years with Sompo International and its predecessor company.
Lawrence joins Sompo International with twenty years of corporate legal experience, most recently as the Head of Legal, Corporate and Strategic Transactions, for a global, commercial insurance organization.
She has held multiple legal and regulatory roles and was responsible for the operational, legal, and regulatory integrations of major organizations.
“We are very excited to welcome Windy to our team,” said Gallagher. “She is a proven leader and all-around great person who will make an immediate impact at Sompo International.”
John Charman, Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings, also commented: “Although I’ve recently transitioned my role at Sompo International Holdings to James Shea, I wanted to welcome Windy and congratulate John Del Col … His candid ‘no-nonsense’ advice lies at the very heart of our significant achievements as an organization over the last 8 years.”
“I am proud to join Sompo International and to be able to work with this world class executive leadership team, as well as with the outstanding professionals in Sompo International’s legal, compliance and regulatory teams,” added Lawrence.
“I am also thrilled to join a company that is built on strong values including integrity, collaboration and accountability and I look forward to achieving success as the company moves forward on its journey to becoming a Top 10 global insurance organization.”