Starr Insurance Companies has appointed global insurance veteran Jose Ribeiro as an independent non-executive director for Starr Europe Insurance Ltd. and Starr Managing Agency Ltd.
Ribeiro has spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry globally, including several leadership roles across the spectrum of insurance organizations, and will be based in London in his new role.
An actuary, he began his insurance career at AIG in 1986 where he spent eight years before moving to Munich Re.
In 2002 he joined Willis as CEO for Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007 he became director for international markets at Lloyd’s, and from 2015 to 2019, Ribeiro was managing director and board member for Asia-Pacific at AM Best.
Jim Herbert, head of Starr’s UK and European operations, said: “He brings a wealth of experience in client and broker relations around the world and extensive risk-management expertise.”
Starr’s presence in Europe includes the UK, Benelux countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Madrid. The European region offers a wide breadth of Starr’s insurance portfolio, which includes property, casualty, accident, aviation and marine.