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Sompo International hires two in Global Risk Solutions

5th August 2020 - Author: Katie Baker

Re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced two appointments to its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) team.

Sompo InternationalHiral N. Shah has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Environmental Leader for Sompo GRS and succeeds Mr. Pillion who has been appointed to the role of Head of GRS Global Distribution Management.

Shah will be bringing over 20 years of experience in environmental underwriting, claims and risk management to Sompo GRS, including senior roles at AXA AX, Aon, March and AIG.

She will report to James Martuscelli, Executive Vice President, Sompo GRS Chief Industry Vertical Officer, and be based in New York City.

Shah will focus on the site environmental impairment liability, contractors pollution and environmental excess liability coverage offered to Sompo GRS clients in the real estate, hospitality, financial institutions, professional services and life sciences industries and Asian-interest segment.

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Josh Pillion, Senior Vice President, has assumed a new role as Head of Global Distribution Management.

Pillion has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, including marketing, underwriting, new business and client development roles with Chubb and AIG.

He joined Sompo International in 2016, where he helped establish the Sompo GRS Environmental product offering.

In his new role, he’ll be responsible for distribution management across the Sompo GRS industry verticals, customer segments and products in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.

He will continue to be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Mr. Ionel Rizea, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development and Operations Officer for Sompo GRS.

Mr. Michael Chang, CEO of Sompo Global Risk Solutions said, “As our business continues to experience significant profitable growth, it creates opportunities for us to further develop our existing talent and bring new talent on board. We are thrilled to welcome Hiral to Sompo GRS and to have Josh continue to serve on the team in a new market-facing role.

“The experience and expertise of our people and their ability to deliver our white glove service model to clients continue to differentiate Sompo GRS in the market, even in these challenging times.”

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