Generali has strengthened its international management team with two new managers joining the group to lead Asia and the Americas and a new appointment in Europe, effective April 1.
Jack Howell is the new Asia regional officer responsible for Generali’s activities in 10 Asian markets. With extensive leadership experience in Asia including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, Howell assumes the role held by Sergio Di Caro, who, on January 1, 2015, became head of Generali Employee Benefits.
Howell, 44, a U.S. citizen with a degree in quantitative economics, holds an MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business. Following a stint in consulting, he joined AIG, where he held several positions including deputy chairman of strategic operations and chairman and CEO of Philam Plans, an insurance company based in the Philippines; in 2008 he was appointed CEO of Prudential Vietnam.
Antonio Cassio dos Santos joins the group as Americas regional officer after extensive experience in the South American insurance market. Previously holding executive positions in the region for MAPFRE and Zurich, Cassio dos Santos will coordinate the activities of the six LatAm countries and the business in North America.
Cassio dos Santos, 50, a Brazilian citizen, holds a degree in economics and has several post graduate degrees in Brazil, Spain and in the US, where he received an MBA from Vanderbilt University and also a diploma in Latin America affairs. He has a significant experience in the insurance business in Latin America, where he has held several top executive positions over the last 20 years. From 2000 to 2011 he was CEO of MAPFRE in Brazil, before being appointed as chairman and general insurance CEO for Zurich Latin America.
Jaime Anchustegui, previously LatAm regional officer, has been appointed EMEA regional officer, the area covering 12 markets between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Anchustegui succeeds Giovanni Liverani who became the new CEO of Generali Deutschland on April 1.
Anchustegui, 53, who holds a degree from the Technical University of Madrid, has spent most of his career within the Generali Group. From 2008 to 2013 he was the CEO of Generali Spain, and prior to that he roles in Peru, Mexico and other Latin American countries. In 2013 he was appointed LatAm regional officer.
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