Sompo International appoints Eric Herbelin as Country Manager, Insurance for Switzerland

September 18, 2023

ZURICH, Switzerland – 18 September, 2023 – Sompo International, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, today announced the appointment of Eric Herbelin as Country Manager Insurance, Switzerland. He will be based in Zurich and report to Ralph Brand, President, Continental Europe Insurance.

Mr. Brand said, “Eric is a proven leader with deep experience in growing and transforming insurance businesses across markets and product lines, both in Switzerland and abroad. Having been granted our licence to conduct primary insurance in Switzerland earlier this year, he is the perfect choice to lead our expansion strategy of growing our presence and business in this important market.”

Mr. Herbelin joins Sompo International from Manitoba Public Insurance in Winnipeg, Canada, where he was President and CEO. He has held senior leadership positions with Swiss Re in the US and Switzerland, and with Zurich Insurance in Switzerland. Mr. Herbelin holds an Executive MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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“Sompo International” refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo International 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 9000 employees at Sompo International, 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 International, follow us on LinkedIn or please visit


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