29 September 2016News

Argo Group hires former AIG president

Argo Group International Holdings (Argo Group), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, has appointed Jose Hernandez as the head of the company’s international business, effective October 3.

Hernandez will also lead all re/insurance operations outside of the US. Prior to Argo, he served as president of American International Group (AIG). Before that he was the chief executive officer (CEO) of AIG’s Asia-Pacific region.

Hernandez has almost 30 years of industry experience and started his career working for several insurers in the US and abroad. He has expertise in field operations, distribution, underwriting, claims, strategic planning and management.

“Argo Group has arrived at a critical point in its growth as a global specialty insurance business. We’ve established a solid Bermuda platform, a thriving Syndicate at Lloyd’s, and gained local presence in key European, South American, Middle Eastern and Asian markets,” said Mark Watson III, CEO of Argo Group.

“We now have everything we need to drive international business with confidence, and Jose has the talent to help us do just that. Jose’s skill in leading and growing international business aligns fully with our ambitions. We’re delighted to have him on the team.”