AIG appoints UK sales head
AIG has appointed Jeremy Sharpe to the post of head of sales, UK zone as part of a wider restructuring of its distribution function.
Based in London, Sharpe will report to Jacqueline McNamee, managing director, UK zone.
Since joining AIG in January this year he has been responsible for leading the strategic relationships with major banking clients together with leading the development of the EMEA financial services industry practice group (IPG). He will continue in this role in addition to his responsibilities as head of sales.
McNamee said: “Jeremy strengthens our position in the market with clients and brokers and he joins the team at an important point in the evolution of our distribution activities in the UK. From now on the operation will be made up of two specialist teams. Charlie Kitson will have responsibility for the client team, with a focus on enhancing our client relationship management and servicing.
“Jeremy will work closely with Charlie and our UK product leaders and will drive our market-facing activities and execution of our key strategies: portfolio underwriting, international and multi-line. Jeremy will also oversee our UK regional operations.
“This change has been driven by our continuing commitment to putting clients and brokers at the heart of everything we do. This means working harder to deepen our understanding of their priorities and business needs.
“Jeremy will have responsibility for meeting those needs as a part of a networked leadership team that is highly collaborative, action orientated and focussed on our customers. He will oversee the simplification of our distribution process, which will result in a clearer path into AIG through a single point of contact. It will also provide brokers and customers with better visibility and access to locally empowered decision makers across underwriting and distribution.”