Sompo International expands US insurance team


Sompo International has appointed Jonathan Monks and Ben Tasse as senior vice presidents, business development, for the company’s US insurance platform.

They will both report to Chris Sparro, chief executive officer of US Insurance. Monks and Tasse are responsible for broker/agent relations and business development strategies to strengthen the platform’s interactions with key US distribution markets. Monks is focused on retail distribution partners while Tasse is focused on wholesale distribution partners. Both are located in the company’s New York City office.

Monks has more than 20 years of strategic relationship management and large account distribution experience primarily at Marsh and AIG. He joined Sompo International from AIG where, for almost ten years, he held management roles in AIG Property & Casualty’s New York region, most recently as managing director.

Tasse joins Sompo International from AXIS Capital where he held underwriting and managerial positions of increasing responsibility since 2009. Most recently, he was vice president, professional liability underwriter and manager within Axis’ private equity and venture capital team.

“With Jon and Ben assuming these new roles in our US insurance operation, we will be able to build on their experience and producer networks to further expand our presence in the markets we service,” said Sparro. “As we continue to add new talent and specialty capabilities to our organization, we look forward to broadening our distribution network, developing new strategic initiatives and strengthening existing partnerships.”

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