Sompo hires AXA XL legal head
Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings Ltd has hired a new general counsel. Former AXA XL head of legal Windy Lawrence replaces John Del Col, who is retiring at the end of 2021 after nearly 20 years with the business.
Lawrence brings two decades’ corporate legal experience within the AXA group, most recently as AXA XL’s head of legal, corporate and strategic transactions. Before that, she served as AXA Insurance general counsel and chief compliance officer for AXA Distributors.
She was responsible for the transformation and operational, legal, and regulatory integrations and led legal and compliance teams supporting life insurance, property and casualty insurance and broker-dealers, Sompo said.
She will be based in Sompo’s New York office.
Chris Gallagher, Sompo International commercial P&C CEO, welcomed Lawrence to the team. “She is a proven leader and all-around great person who will make an immediate impact at Sompo International. I would also like to thank John Del Col for all his incredible contributions to Sompo International,” he said.
“John has long been a much-valued colleague as well as a friend,” added John Charman, executive officer, Sompo Holdings. “His candid, no-nonsense advice lies at the very heart of our significant achievements as an organisation over the last eight years.”