WILLIS Re appoints Printhan SOTHINATHAN as specialty analytics head

6 October 2016 — Vlad BOLDIJAR
printhan_sothinathanWILLIS Re announced the appointment of Printhan SOTHINATHAN as Managing Director, Head of WILLIS Re Specialty Analytics. SOTHINATHAN will begin his role in January 2017 and will report to Graeme MOORE, Chief Executive Officer of WILLIS Re Global Specialty.

SOTHINATHAN will be leading the expansion and development of the WILLIS Re Specialty Analytics service offering to clients. He joins from the NAVIGATORS Group where he was Managing Director of Continental Europe. His broad (re)insurance career spans 20 years, during which he has gained extensive experience from multi-sized companies across the UK, European and US markets.

Commenting on his appointment, SOTHINATHAN said: "I am excited to be joining WILLIS Re Specialty at a time when the team is actively enhancing its service capability in the face of a rapidly changing marketplace to better serve its clients. WILLIS Re Specialty is a premier broker that has grown its market share over the past two years. It has augmented and retained its intellectual capital, further proving its commitment to clients. I am tremendously looking forward to adding to the success of Willis Re and serving its clients' needs now and in the future."

Graeme MOORE, CEO of WILLIS Re Global Specialty said: "'The addition of Printhan to our growing and talented team is an exciting strategic development for WILLIS Re Specialty, combining our transactional excellence with a forward thinking and proactive analytical approach.

"As the reinsurance market and our clients evolve it is essential that our offering embodies the full suite of analytics, instead of the traditional model of being supported by analytics. Printhan already has a proven track record in this area and we are delighted to have him on board."

SOTHINATHAN began his career in 2001 at TILLINGHAST Towers Perrin before joining ZURICH in 2003 as a pricing actuarial analyst. He joined the NAVIGATORS Group in 2006 as vice president of marine & energy ceded reinsurance. In 2009, he was appointed group chief strategy officer of TORUS (now StarStone). He has held his current position as managing director of continental Europe and UK Branch at the NAVIGATORS Group since 2014.

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