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Sompo appoints Brad Leighton as President of AgriSompo North America and Marji Guyler-Alaniz COO of AgriSompo North America and President of AgriSompo

January 11, 2023

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, January 11, 2023 — Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, announced two new leadership appointments today for Sompo’s multinational crop insurance platform, AgriSompo.  Brad Leighton has been named President of AgriSompo North America and Marji Guyler-Alaniz has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AgriSompo North America and President of AgriSompo.


Robert (Bob) Haney will continue his role as AgriSompo’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Leighton will report to Mr. Haney and Ms. Guyler-Alaniz will directly report to Leighton for her North America responsibilities and Haney for her International responsibilities.


“The reputation and success as one of the largest multinational crop insurers in the world is due to the talent of the leadership and employees of AgriSompo. Brad and Marji have helped Bob to revolutionize the crop insurance industry and I’m proud of what they have accomplished so far. I look forward to seeing their vision and expertise lead the organization into the next phase of growth,” said Chris Gallagher, CEO, Commercial P&C for Sompo.


Bob Haney, AgriSompo Chairman and CEO shared, “I am incredibly proud of what AgriSompo has achieved over the past few years. I look forward to working with Brad and Marji in their new leadership roles, as we continue to redefine what is possible for farmers, ranchers, our people, agents and partners.”


Mr. Leighton most recently was an SVP, National Operations at AgriSompo. He brings over two decades of leadership experience in the insurance industry where he has been successful in achieving growth, profitability, and increased market share in the crop insurance industry. He began his career at Allied Insurance and served in several senior leadership positions at Diversified Crop Insurance Services, a subsidiary of CGB Enterprises, Inc., which was acquired by Sompo in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Central College, Pella, Iowa, United States.


Ms. Guyler-Alaniz most recently held the role of SVP, Communications, Operations and Risk at AgriSompo, where she successfully delivered operational excellence and drove the strategic direction of the organization. She also is the Founder and President of FarmHer, a media organization that celebrates the important role women play in agriculture. Guyler-Alaniz began her career in the insurance industry in 2002 with Rain and Hail Insurance, where she served in multiple operations and leadership positions and has a strong record and extensive network in the industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and Journalism from Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States and a Master’s in Business Administration from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.


About Sompo

Sompo refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Sompo is a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance. Sompo Holdings, Ltd. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo Holdings”). With approximately 10,000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 46 countries and over $36B in GPW, 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 Linked In or please visit



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