Sompo Spotlight Series: Meet Paul Burgess, SVP, Global Head of Multinational Claims

August 4, 2023

Meet Paul Burgess, SVP, Global Head of Multinational Claims


Please tell us about your career journey and your path to Sompo

I joined Sompo in January 2022, having spent just over 32 years in the insurance industry, working in Multinational Claims. Like most people, I had no intention of joining the insurance industry – until I did a week’s work experience in 1989 for a Lloyd’s broker. The week was mostly spent in various establishments other than the office. My first job was as a Claims Technician for a Lloyd’s syndicate, where claims were advised on punch cards and recorded in manual loss books – how times have changed! From Lloyd’s, I joined the company market, holding various leadership positions in insurance and reinsurance at the Hartford and RSA, including Chairman of British Aviation Company for five of the 17 years I spent at RSA. I am currently a committee member of both, the IUA Claims Strategy Committee and of ARIAS UK.


What advice do you have for prospective Sompo candidates?

Don’t think twice. Sompo offers a fast moving, dynamic and collaborative environment with abundant opportunities. There is a culture of openness and trust, as you work alongside great people who are all striving to make Sompo a top 10 insurance carrier.


Tell us about an initiative at SI that you are most excited for in 2023

The company’s vision to be a top 10 insurance carrier whilst building our Multinational business footprint as part of One Sompo.


What is your idea of a perfect day outside of the office?

My wife and I watching Harlequins play rugby, followed by a celebratory meal.


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