John R. Charman

John R. Charman

John R. Charman

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sompo International Holdings Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Insurance Business, Sompo Holdings, Inc.

John Charman is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Insurance Business of Sompo Holdings, Inc., a role he assumed in April 2019. 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.