Sompo International, a specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, has named veteran Ralph Brand President of Continental Europe.
In his new role, Brand will oversee Sompo International’s strategy in Continental Europe and enhance the offering to clients and distribution partners across the region.
He has over 35 years of international insurance experience and market knowledge, which will help the company build a sustainable presence in Europe, said the Bermuda-based company.
“I am thrilled to join the Sompo International team. 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,” said Ralph Brand.
Brand has recently served as Global Head of Casualty, Financial Lines & Cyber for Zurich Insurance’s Commercial Insurance business.
He has also held various leadership roles with AIG in Europe and over 15 years with Allianz living and overseeing portfolios in Germany, France, Sweden, the United States, South Africa and Switzerland.
Julian James, Sompo International’s CEO Global Markets, Commercial P&C, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ralph Brand to the Sompo International Europe team.
“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.
“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.”