Sompo International announced today that Mr. Christian Silies has joined the company’s Reinsurance platform as Head of Global Marine and Energy. 

He will be based in Zurich and report to Mr. Christopher Donelan, CEO of Global Reinsurance.

Mr. Donelan commented, “With a proven track record of successfully building out global marine and energy reinsurance capabilities, Christian will be a great asset and we are pleased that he has joined Sompo International. With significant expected growth in this market, his strong leadership skills and depth of expertise will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our market position and look for innovative ways in which to deliver exceptional products and services to our global markets.”

Mr. Silies brings nearly 20 years of Marine & Energy reinsurance broking and underwriting experience. He joins Sompo International from AON Reinsurance Solutions in London, where he served as Head of Marine & Energy Composite and was a Member their Global Re Specialty Management Team and UK Reinsurance Executive Team. Prior to that, Mr. Silies was General Manager for Hannover Re, with worldwide responsibility for their Marine and Energy Upstream business. He holds a degree in International Economics/Chinese from Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany and a Post-Graduate diploma in Marine Insurance from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy / World Maritime University.

Mr. Silies added, “Having partnered with this exceptional Global Marine & Energy Reinsurance team, I am excited to join this best-in-class organization. I have a great deal of respect for the Sompo International client-centric approach and look forward to building on this strong foundation.”