ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announced the appointment of Alfredo Alonso as chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Asia. Alonso takes up his London-based role in March 2019; he will report to Matt Harris, group head of International Operations.
“Alfredo’s extensive underwriting expertise spans European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, further bolstering our insight into international market shifts and allowing us to deliver the best service to our clients,” said Harris. “His proven analytical and leadership capabilities also will ensure that we accomplish our strategic goals and continue to realise key growth opportunities.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work for ArgoGlobal,” said Alonso. “Argo has an entrepreneurial and visionary culture and it is building a strong international platform. I believe that my experience gained in various international markets will support the company in becoming a leading specialty insurer and help it respond to future customer needs.”
Alonso brings 30 years of industry experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins the company from RSA, where for the last seven years he served in a number of chief underwriting officer roles in emerging markets, serving most recently as group casualty director. Alonso began his career working for Winterthur Insurance (now a member of the AXA Group) in its claims department, before joining Winterthur International as a senior casualty underwriter. He went on to work at Zurich Financial Services, where he served for 12 years in various underwriting roles, including head of technical centre for commercial lines in Switzerland, head of casualty for Europe, and chief underwriting officer for Middle East and Africa.
Alonso holds an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Vlerick Leuven in Belgium. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in England.
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ArgoGlobal is the trading brand of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s, managed by Argo Managing Agency Ltd. The Syndicate offers worldwide property, marine, energy, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance. Market-leading expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach and focus on its customers, together with the substantial resources, financial strength and international scope of Argo Group, support ArgoGlobal’s position as a leading player in the Lloyd’s Market. For more information, visit www.argo-global.com.
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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.
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