Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. and the successor to Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., sets high standards for our employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business.

Sompo International has established several methods to facilitate the communication of ethical concerns about the Company by employees, clients, vendors and other interested parties. Such communications may be reported by phone or by accessing MySafeWorkplace, a third party, anonymous and confidential incident reporting system.

Board of Directors

  • John R. Charman

    Chairman of the Board

    John Charman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. and the successor to Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. He joined the company in May 2013 with four decades of global experience in the insurance industry including senior underwriting positions since 1975 and a Chief Executive Officer role since 1981. Most recently, he founded and served for 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Axis Capital Holdings Limited.  Prior to that, Mr. Charman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tarquin plc, the parent company of the Charman Underwriting Agencies at Lloyd’s, which was sold to Ace Limited in 1998.  Mr. Charman was a Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lloyd’s and a member of the Lloyd’s Core Management Group and Lloyd’s Market Board between 1995 and 1997 during the financial crisis at Lloyds.

  • Shigeru Ehara

    Shigeru Ehara is Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings since 2016. Mr. Shigeru Ehara joined Sompo in 1981 and has extensive experience in commercial underwriting and international business through various management positions in London, Singapore and Tokyo. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Waseda University.

  • Nigel Frudd

    Nigel Frudd is a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Strategy Officer of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo Holdings) and the successor to Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.  In addition to these roles which he assumed on joining the company in March 2017, he is also Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings, where he holds the titles of Head of Global M&A and Group Counsel. In these capacities, Mr. Frudd led the acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. by Sompo Holdings. He has been a director of Sompo Canopius AG since 2014 and Sompo Canopius Reinsurance AG since 2015. Previously Mr. Frudd held senior executive positions in leading UK insurance companies, was a partner in four London law firms and a Partner in the Corporate Finance division of a leading UK firm of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Frudd has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds, qualified as a Barrister (Gray's Inn) and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court.