Sompo appoints Claims and Distribution & Client Relationship Management Heads for Insurance in Continental Europe

October 9, 2023

ZURICH, Switzerland – October 6, 2023 – Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, has announced the appointments of Anna Lisiak as Head of Claims, Insurance, Continental Europe and Herndon Stokes as Head of Distribution & Client Relationship Management, Insurance, Continental Europe. Both will be based in Zurich and report into Ralph Brand, President, Continental Europe Insurance. Mr. Stokes has a secondary reporting line into Brendan Plessis, Head of Distribution, Business Development and Client Management, Insurance, Global Markets.

Mr. Brand said, “Anna and Herndon are the latest senior hires to Sompo’s Continental European Insurance leadership team. The combination of their extensive knowledge across multiple jurisdictions and markets will be invaluable as we continue to develop our presence in the region, forging productive and sustainable partnerships with clients and brokers to help address the issues they face.”

Ms. Lisiak joins from Generali GCC in Milan, Italy where she most recently was Head of Specialty Claims. Prior to that, she held claims roles with Allianz in Munich, Germany and Warta in Gdynia, Poland.

Mr. Stokes joins from AXIS Re in Zurich, Switzerland where he most recently was Broker Executive, Head of Distribution. Previously, he held client management and corporate development roles with Munich Re.


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“Sompo” refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo is a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance. Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo Holdings”). With more than 9,000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 46 countries and over USD 35 billion in Gross Written Premiums, Sompo Holdings is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the world. Sompo Holdings maintains excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on its principal operating subsidiaries. For more information about Sompo, follow us on LinkedIn or please visit


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