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Argo Group appoints director for commercial p&c insurance operations in Brazil

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Argo Group has appointed Eduardo Pitombeira as director of business development and financial lines for its commercial p&c insurance operations in Brazil.

Based in Sao Paulo, Pitombeira will report to Pedro Purm, CEO of Argo Group’s Brazilian operations and will manage all undertakings related to specialty professional lines, casualty and surety products in Brazil.

He also will oversee and coordinate strategy for product, marketing and distribution for all of Argo Group’s underwriting activities.

Previously, at Zurich Latin America he was responsible for the startup of the financial lines operation at and in the last two years, he was exclusively dedicated to the Brazilian marketplace developing the second largest financial lines portfolio in Brazil.

His prior experience also includes developing and launching the financial lines portfolio at ACE Brazil.

Purm said Eduardo brings with him a wide breadth of industry knowledge, and his extensive expertise in financial lines makes him a valuable addition to the Argo team and a vital connection to their clients.