Cunningham Lindsey has announced three senior appointments to further enhance its service in Latin America and the Caribbean. Laura de Sordi has been appointed Strategic Business Development Leader for the region; Kevin Innes becomes Senior Adjuster/Caribbean Operations Manager and Rafael Calzadilla, Lawyer/Senior Adjuster. All three will be based in the new hub office in Miami, from where they will service clients in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Peter Ravey, a Major a Complex Loss Adjuster and Director of Cunningham Lindsey Miami Hub for Latin America & Caribbean said: “Miami is becoming increasingly important as a center in servicing the rapidly growing markets in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. With premium increases rising between 2007-2014 on average by 18% in Brazil, 14% in Chile, 15% in Colombia and 10% in Mexico , it is no surprise that more and more of our clients are focusing activity in the region and we recognize the need to be operating right alongside them.
“We are delighted that Laura, Kevin and Rafael have joined our new Miami hub office, and their depth of expertise, insight and breadth of knowledge will mean that we can support both our clients’ growth and their product line diversification. Our offer combines a strong regional and deep technical knowledge to provide a high quality claims management service. We are also laying the foundations for the provision of additional services such as forensic accounting, environmental support and third party administration as the market evolves.”
Laura de Sordi will be responsible for further enhancing relationships with existing clients, assisting with complex loss claims settlements, and for developing new business opportunities across the region and globally. Laura is a qualified Italian Lawyer, and she previously spent 12 years at Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A, based in London, where her responsibilities included: Head of Legal Department for insurance affairs, Head of Group Underwriting Claims Unit and Head of Global Risk Specialty Lines Claims – which incorporated responsibility for aviation, marine, property, engineering and casualty claims in Latin America and Spain.
Kevin Innes previously worked at McLarens Global for 15 years, where he was Regional Manager, Caribbean (Global Shareholder) Global Management Team and Director of Regional Catastrophe Operations. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on all areas of the claims process, and in particular, loss analysis, loss management, operations, adjusting, claims administration, finance, risk evaluation and marketing.
Rafael Calzadilla, has 16 years’ experience of reinsurance underwriting, broking and claims handling in Latin America and the Caribbean. His experience spans the management and administration of facultative reinsurance for casualty and property portfolios, reinsurance broking and placing programmes to liability, property and marine claims handling and risk management services for clients based across the region. He is also a bilingual attorney registered to practice law in Venezuela, and he can advise on proceedings and regional regulatory rules and on the scope and limits of coverage for liability and property policies, in addition to training clients on various aspects of third party liability.
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Cunningham Lindsey is the global market leader in claims handling, domestic and commercial loss adjusting, catastrophe or major loss claims handling and claim management assistance. The firm’s operating platform includes over 5,000 employees operating across 60 countries.