Marc Guy Victor Sordoni
Chief Executive Officer
Marc Guy Victor Sordoni is Chief Executive Officer of UnipolRe. He has held this position since 2014. Mr Sordoni is also currently holding the following positions: Head of Reinsurance for UnipolSai Assicurazioni supervising the reinsurance for the 16 affiliated companies of Unipol Group in Italy; Member of the “credit risk committee” for UGF (Unipol Gruppo Finanziario) under the leadership of CRO Renzo Avesani; Member of the “bonds committee” supervising Unipol Bank and UnipolSai under the leadership of Group General Manager Matteo Laterza. UnipolSai is the sponsor of the Catastrophe bond Azzurro Re I Limited. Marc Guy Victor Sordoni is Vice President of the Board of Directors of Syneteristiki Insurance, he has held this position since March 2016. Prior to joining Unipol Group in 2013 Mr Sordoni worked in the reinsurance industry for more than 20 years on the life and non-life side. He holds three Master’s degrees in Business Studies and a degree in Economics and Finance.
Chief Operations Officer
Manuela Mangiagalli holds the position of Chief Operations Officer of UnipolRe. Prior to joining UnipolRe, she was Head of Debt Management within Unipol Gruppo Finanziario. Ms Mangiagalli’s career started in the investment banking industry at Citibank N.A. where she was a member of the financial engineering group. She later co-founded the Milan branch of Commerzbank AG, leading Treasury and Capital Markets and was assigned responsibility for Southern European countries. Ms Mangiagalli joined Parmalat in 2004, post bankruptcy, as part of the restructuring team in the role of Group Finance Director – built a new finance team, restructured the debt of the ongoing businesses worldwide, contributing to the turnaround and re-listing of the Group. She went on to assume responsibilities for HR, Organisational Development and CSR & Governance. Ms Mangiagalli holds a degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University, completed the Global Strategy Programme at the Harvard Business School and is fluent in English, German and French.
Chief Financial Officer
Giuseppe Caruana has served as UnipolRe’s Chief Financial Officer since September 2011. Mr Caruana is a seasoned finance professional with more than 20 years of experience in the investment, life insurance, captive and reinsurance industry. Prior to joining UnipolRe as General Manager in August 2009, Mr Caruana was Head of Operations for Zurich Life Assurance Plc and Vicenza Life Ltd, managing internal operations and third party services. In Italy Mr Caruana held the position of Auditor for Coopers & Lybrand and various accountancy positions. Mr Caruana has a Business & Commerce Honours degree from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.
Chief Risk Officer
Suzanne Laurent has been with UnipolRe for 3 years managing the Catastrophe Risk function. Prior to joining UnipolRe Suzanne worked for Lloyd’s of London in the Exposure Management function. Suzanne’s main task at Lloyd’s was to manage and understand Catastrophe risk for both the Lloyd’s market and at syndicate levels. This involved implementation of Lloyd’s regulatory requirements for a portfolio of over 30 syndicates and implementation of a Solvency II Catastrophe risk framework across the market. Suzanne has also worked for Risk Management Solutions (RMS) who are the main provider of probabilistic catastrophe risk software in the Insurance and Reinsurance market. Suzanne has a scientific background holding two Master’s in Physics and a Bachelor of Physics.
Chief Underwriting Officer
Simon Wigzell is Chief Underwriting Officer at UnipolRe. He began his career with Barclays Bank International Ltd and then assumed various roles in the London Market as an international reinsurance underwriter. Mr Wigzell was involved in developing one the largest excess of loss books of business underwritten at ITT Hartford Re. At Lloyd’s of London he held the position of Deputy Treaty Underwriter. Prior to assuming his current role Mr Wigzell was the Senior Reinsurance Manager of the Fondiaria Sai Group of companies where his responsibilities included the reinsurance underwriting activities of the Group’s captive company.
Chief Technology Officer
Giuseppe Pancucci is Chief Technology Officer at UnipolRe, with over 20 years’ experience in IT Administration and Operations. He began his career initially focused on technical-engineering roles. He managed complex programs of change management and system integration at both national and multinational levels, working for primary Consulting Companies. He has wide knowledge of the main IT architectures & platforms and his respect for PPM standards and methodologies enables him to successfully manage the life cycle of projects. His insightful understanding of business processes and proactive approach have permitted him to support a range of business across various sectors, effectively liaising between business needs and IT solutions.
Head of Human Resources
Donie is a senior people and business leader having worked in financial services for most of his career. He holds a number of post graduate qualifications including a Masters in Management Science from Trinity College Dublin. His undergraduate degrees are in business strategy and human resources specialising in industrial relations. Donie is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development a Chartered Fellow of the Irish Institute of Banking. He is a qualified executive and leadership coach having previously headed up his own successful business working with many clients both individual, team and corporate across many sectors. Donie has been a main board director of a number of charities in the homelessness and education areas. He is now the Chairman of the Board of Management of a new Educate Together school in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
Head of Claims
Alistair Brown is Head of Claims at UnipolRe. He started his career as a forensic accountant in London and Sydney before moving into claims and heading claims teams at Axis Capital and then assuming the role of Global Head of Claims at Fidelis Insurance where he also chaired a number of governance committees. He has managed some of the largest claims to hit the insurance market over the last couple of decades to a successful resolution on behalf of the London market. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Chartered Insurance Institute.