New Asia Pacific CUO at ArgoGlobal
ArgoGlobal, which is a part of Argo Group, has 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 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.
ArgoGlobal, appointment, chief underwriting officer, Argo