Sompo International has announced the opening of its first Canadian branch in Toronto, with Rohan Dixon serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial P&C Insurance, Canada.
Dixon holds over two and a half decades of industry experience and joins Sompo International from AON plc, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of reinsurance operations in Canada and the Caribbean.
In the new role, Dixon will be responsible for developing and driving strategy for the commercial insurance business across Canada.
He will report to Christopher Sparro, Chief Executive Officer, North America Commercial P&C Insurance, Sompo International, who commented, “We are proud to expand upon the business that Sompo Japan has built over the last 25 years.
“Now, Sompo International has the capabilities to write domestic commercial and specialty lines risks in Canada, and through its Multinational platform, place risks internationally for our Canadian clients.
“We are thrilled to have Rohan lead the way for our commercial insurance business in Canada where he can utilize his depth of experience and insight in this market.”
Dixon himself added, “I am thrilled to be working alongside our global leadership team in bringing Sompo International to Canada.
“Together with Melissa Plaxton, our newly appointed Chief Operating Officer for Canada, we are building a robust offering in the country and are assembling an expert team of local underwriters and claims professionals.
“I am looking forward to bringing Sompo International’s strong reputation of collaboration, portfolio diversity and providing dynamic solutions for clients and brokers to the Canadian market.”