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Sompo Appoints Navid Zarinejad as Head of Sustainability

July 19, 2022

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, July 19, 2022 — Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, announced today the appointment of Navid Zarinejad as Head of Sustainability. He reports to James Shea, CEO for Sompo, and is based in New York.

Sompo is committed to making sustainability a critical part of how it operates. The company aims to create a consciously profitable organization for the benefit of all stakeholders — and in turn, help to build a sustainable future for Sompo and the world.

Mr. Shea commented, “Navid’s background and personal commitment to sustainability make him the obvious choice for this role. His strong leadership skills and depth of expertise will be invaluable as we work to improve our efforts in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG).”

Mr. Zarinejad has spent the past eight years with Sompo, most recently as the Chief Risk Officer of its global Retail business. Additionally, over the past three years Mr. Zarinejad has managed the company’s climate change risk strategy and has led the development of its ESG policy. Prior to Sompo, Mr. Zarinejad had the opportunity to work with global insurance carriers, consultancies, and supervisory authorities in the U.S. and Bermuda. He brings over 20 years’ experience in risk management, actuarial science, and sustainability and holds a degree in Biometry & Statistics from Cornell University.

To learn more about sustainability at Sompo, please visit our sustainability webpage.

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 approximately 10,000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 29 countries and over $36 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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