Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. and the successor to Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., sets high standards for our employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business.

Sompo International has established several methods to facilitate the communication of ethical concerns about the Company by employees, clients, vendors and other interested parties. Such communications may be reported by phone or by accessing MySafeWorkplace, a third party, anonymous and confidential incident reporting system.

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Board of Directors

  • John R. Charman

    Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

    John Charman is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. He joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board in May 2013 with four decades of global experience in the insurance industry including senior underwriting positions since 1975 and a Chief Executive Officer role since 1981. Most recently, he founded and served for 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Axis Capital Holdings Limited.  Prior to that, Mr. Charman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tarquin plc, the parent company of the Charman Underwriting Agencies at Lloyd’s, which was sold to Ace Limited in 1998. Mr. Charman was a Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lloyd’s and a member of the Lloyd’s Core Management Group and Lloyd’s Market Board between 1995 and 1997 during the financial crisis at Lloyds.

  • Nigel Frudd

    Nigel Frudd was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo Holdings) in January 2019. He has been a member of the Sompo International Board of Directors since March 2017 when he joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer. In January 2019, Mr. Frudd was also appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chairman of Overseas M&A of Sompo Holdings, having previously served as Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global M&A since 2015. In this capacity, he led the acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., which was renamed to Sompo International. Mr. Frudd was a director of Sompo Canopius AG from 2014 and Sompo Canopius Reinsurance AG from 2015 until these entities were sold in March 2018. Previously Mr. Frudd has held senior positions in leading UK insurance companies, been a partner in City of London law firms specializing in the corporate and financial services sector and a Partner in the Corporate Finance division of a leading UK firm of Chartered Accountants. He has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds, qualified as a Barrister (Gray's Inn) and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court.

  • Christopher B. Gallagher

    Chris Gallagher is Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. and a member of the Sompo International Board of Directors. He is responsible for the company’s corporate risk management function, which includes regulatory and risk reporting, group actuarial activities, ceded reinsurance, and our economic capital model. Prior to joining the company in this role in September 2015, Mr. Gallagher held a similar global role at a leading property and casualty carrier and served as a consultant providing insurance and actuarial advisory services in the London market. Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK.

  • Katsuyuki Tajiri

    Katsuyuki Tajiri was appointed an Executive Director of Sompo International in January 2019. He joined Sompo Holdings in 1990 and has held various management positions during his almost 30 years of service to the company, including planning roles in new product development, direct marketing, global strategy and more recently as Executive Director and COO of Sompo Holdings (Asia) which manages Sompo’s retail business in the ASEAN countries. In 2018, he was appointed Executive Officer of Sompo International Retail responsible for laying the foundation for this new integrated retail platform, which primarily focuses on personal lines products. Mr. Tajiri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University.

  • Junichi Tanaka

    Junichi Tanaka is Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings, in charge of European and South America Region since 2016. He joined Sompo in 1984 and has held various management positions through his more than 30 years of services to the company mainly in Commercial lines and international business. He holds B.A. Political Science from Keio University.