The ACE Group announced the appointment of David Heard as Senior Vice President, Personal and Business Insurance, for the company’s Latin America region. He takes over responsibility for all personal lines and small commercial business in the region.
Heard joins ACE from American International Group, where he has held leadership roles at the country, regional and home office levels, most recently as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Expansion.
He has more than 25 years of industry experience in emerging and mature markets, including Brazil, Chile, Mexico and the U.S. Heard’s international experience spans line of business management, strategic planning, direct marketing, agency distribution, pricing, underwriting and portfolio management.
He will report to Jorge Luis Cazar, ACE Group Senior Vice President and Regional President, Latin America, and Darryl Page, ACE Group Vice President and Division President, International Personal and Business Insurance.
In welcoming Heard to ACE Cazar noted the depth and breadth of his “insurance industry experience,” which is matched by “his deep knowledge of the region. He has had extensive cross-cultural experience and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. Latin America is an important, growing market for ACE, and we’re fortunate to have David as part of the team.”
Source: ACE Group