Sompo International Appoints Sarah Spurling To Lead Bermuda Professional Lines Unit

July 22, 2021

PEMBROKE, Bermuda – July 22, 2021 – Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a global Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced today that Sarah Spurling has been appointed to lead its Professional Lines Business Unit in Bermuda. She takes over from Forbes Geekie, who is retiring from Sompo International, and will have responsibility for the three segments within Professional Lines: Commercial, Bermuda Sompo Pro and Financial Institutions.

Richard Allen, EVP, Professional Lines International Insurance said: “Our Professional Lines team in Bermuda is a market-leader, combining a diverse and mature portfolio with a broad product offering and global reach. Sarah’s appointment is a testament to the talent we have here at Sompo International and our ability to promote talent from within the organization to senior leadership roles. Sarah will focus on further developing our business by strengthening existing client relationships and forging new ones by offering long-term, stable capacity and bespoke solutions, including Bermuda-specific products, such as Cyber and Side A DIC coverage. She will also work closely with our broking partners to further enhance key distribution channels in Bermuda, the US and London.”

Sarah has spent her underwriting career at Sompo International, which she joined in 2005. She currently leads the Sompo Pro and Commercial D&O portfolios in Bermuda, which include Cyber, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Lawyers Professional Liability, and previously spent eight years working on the Financial Institutions portfolio. Before joining Sompo International, Sarah was a senior auditor at Deloitte. She has an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Forbes Geekie is retiring from Sompo International after 15 years having worked in both Bermuda and London.

Julian James, CEO International Insurance said: “Forbes has been instrumental in the growth and profitability of our portfolio and helping to make Bermuda a ‘go-to’ place for professional lines business. We thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

About Sompo International
Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (Sompo International) is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, headquartered in Bermuda. Sompo International companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sompo Holdings, Inc., whose core business encompasses one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Japanese domestic market. Sompo International is a company driven by its core values, a carrier that holds promise, trust and the commitment to protect at the center of everything it does. We maintain 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 our principal operating subsidiaries. For more information about Sompo International, please visit

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