Sompo builds strong Insurance Leadership Team for Italy

September 5, 2023

MILAN, Italy – 5 September 2023 – Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, today announced the appointment of five members to its insurance leadership team in Italy. All will be based in Milan and report into Simona Fumagalli, Country Manager Insurance, Italy. AgriSompo’s Italian-based business and team will continue to report into Marji Guyler-Alaniz, President of AgriSompo and COO, AgriSompo North America. AgriSompo is Sompo’s global agricultural platform.

Brunello Bulciaghi will lead Property Insurance, and also report into Angela Weiss, Head of Property & Energy Insurance, Continental Europe. Mr. Bulciaghi joins Sompo from Aon Reinsurance Italy where he was a Property and Facultative Non-Marine Broker for Italy. Prior to this, he held senior property underwriting positions with AXA XL and AIG Europe.

Davide Dacquino will take charge of Marine Insurance, also reporting into René Huber, Head of Specialty & Marine Insurance, Continental Europe. Mr. Dacquino joins from AXA XL, where he was Senior Marine Underwriter for Italy. He has held marine underwriting positions at XL Catlin, ITAS Mutua and Sun Insurance.

Luca Ricca will lead Professional Lines Insurance, and also report into Mathieu Borneuf, Head of Professional Lines Insurance, Continental Europe. Mr. Ricca joins from ANV in Barcelona, where he led their Southern Europe Financial Institutions practice. He has also worked at Beazley, Liberty Mutual and Dual Italy.

Michele Lanni will run Casualty Insurance. Mr. Lanni joins Sompo from Mithras Underwriting Italy where he was Divisional Director of Business Development and Underwriting. He has previous underwriting experience at Victor Insurance and QBE Europe in London.

Giovanni D’Antonio, who was appointed in February as Head of Accident & Health Insurance for Italy is also a member of the leadership team.

Ms. Fumagalli said, “These appointments underline Sompo’s commitment to the Italian insurance market, one of the largest and fastest growing in Europe. All of these new hires are highly respected figures in their fields, well-versed in both the domestic and international insurance markets and known for their strong underwriting acumen and management skills. I look forward to working with them as we expand our operations in Italy and deliver first-rate service to our clients and broker partners.”


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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 9000 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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