Meet Allison Fingerhuth, Head Marketing & Communications Global Markets Insurance and VP, Global Inclusive Diversity
Please tell us about your career journey and your path to Sompo International.
It’s been a long and winding road – from educational publishing to consumer goods to entertainment. Always product development, branding, marketing and communications. I never thought I would work in insurance but after moving to Switzerland I found myself taking on a marketing & communications role for a commercial insurer. That was 2008. I became fascinated by the critical role that insurance plays in the world and have stayed in the industry ever since.
What advice do you have for prospective Sompo International candidates?
Be a true team player, a global thinker who connects the dots and bring a mindset of continuous improvement and wanting to make an impact.
Tell us about an initiative at Sompo International that you are most excited for in 2022.
Sompo International has ambitious growth plans. We believe that an inclusive culture is a key enabler for innovation, better decision making and attracting the best talent. So, I’m incredibly proud and excited about all the work we are doing in inclusive diversity. This year, working together with our senior executives and the Sompo International Inclusive Diversity Council we are building on the foundation that has been set over the past few years – executing on the organization’s global inclusive diversity strategy – with the aim to embed inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging into all aspects of the business. It has been amazing and encouraging to see the engagement of our leaders and each time I have a call for volunteers, our diversity inbox is full with raised hands from across the globe!
What is your idea of a perfect day outside of the office?
A long walk with my dog along the lake in the a.m., brunch with my husband (and dog -she comes almost everywhere with us), an afternoon at the spa with my girlfriends and then back home for dinner and a movie or a grill evening with friends and family.