Sompo appoints Jamie Cañellas as Country Manager, Insurance for Iberia

April 12, 2023

MADRID, Spain – 12 April 2023 – Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer Property and Casualty (re)insurance, has announced the appointment of Jamie Cañellas as Country Manager of its insurance operations in Spain and Portugal. With over 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Cañellas joined Sompo in 2018 and most recently held the role of Head of Distribution for Europe. He is based in Barcelona and reports to Ralph Brand, President Continental Europe Insurance.


“This is an exciting time for Sompo in Europe as we ramp up our insurance footprint and service offerings across multiple countries. Spain and Portugal are markets characterised by a blend of multi-national enterprises and vibrant small-to medium-sized enterprises, as well as a rising demand for insurers that can offer global reach, financial strength and a broad product offering.” said Mr. Brand.


He added: “As we continue the expansion of our offerings in Iberia, Jamie’s deep knowledge of the insurance industry and the region will be crucial in enabling us to better serve local clients and international businesses looking for excellent underwriting, claims and risk engineering capabilities.”


Mr. Cañellas said: “I am excited about this new role and the opportunity to expand on Sompo’s capabilities and reputation as a market leader across Continental Europe. The Iberian market is highly dynamic and I believe we have a lot to offer – underwriting expertise, a healthy risk appetite and a long-term partnership approach. It’s a great time to invest in our operation and talent in this region and to further collaborate with our valued clients and partners to create the right solutions for their business needs.”


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About Sompo

“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 38 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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