Bob Thaker

Bob Thaker

Bob Thaker

CEO, Commercial P&C Insurance,
Sompo International, UK

I started my career as a management consultant advising financial services businesses in strategy and M&A, finding my way into insurance via a stint in banking.

I joined Hiscox in 2010 as Group Head of Strategy and quickly added the role of Group Chief Risk Officer as the business navigated the onset of Solvency II.

I went on to lead the Claims function of Hiscox UK and Europe, and following the acquisition of DirectAsia – I moved to Singapore to assume the role of CEO, Hiscox Asia.

I moved back to the UK in 2019 on my appointment as CEO, Hiscox UK delivering record profits and navigating our way through a challenging Covid-19 period.

In early 2022 I began to advise to insurance businesses and insuretechs, most notably Abacai, a motor based insuretech.

I joined Sompo International in March 2023 and my remit is to build a retail business in the UK, which is an enormous opportunity for us. It’s thrilling to join a company full of ambition, high quality people, and with a license to start from (almost) a blank sheet of paper.

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