Argo Group appoints new Europe/Asia head


Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Matt Harris to lead the company’s Europe and Asia operations. He takes up the role with immediate effect, reporting to Jose Hernandez, head of international.

A 25-year insurance industry veteran, Harris joins from AIG, where he was in charge of AIG’s South East Asia country operations. Previously, he was CEO of AIG Malaysia Insurance and CEO of AIG New Zealand. Before that Harris served as chief representative for Insurance Australia Group in Mumbai, India.

“I'm thrilled to join such a progressive and ambitious organization as Argo,” said Harris. “There are tremendous opportunities for ArgoGlobal to support its existing and prospective clients and business partners as they navigate some of the complexities that flow from our global economy. I look forward to leading the ArgoGlobal team across Europe and Asia to achieve our strategic priorities.”

“Matt has a wealth of industry experience and a broad set of skills that fully align with Argo’s ambitions,” said Argo Group CEO Mark Watson III. “His appointment is the latest step in positioning our company to execute our international growth strategy.”

“Matt has demonstrated experience in the European and Asian markets and a strong understanding of industry best practices,” said Hernandez. “His depth of market knowledge and array of local contacts will be invaluable in helping Argo realize its ambitions across these regions.”

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