European Managing General Agent Alta Signa Europe B.V. (“Alta Signa”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Cuadros as IT and Operations Manager.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Alex will be responsible for shaping and developing Alta Signa’s technology strategy and capabilities as well as enhancing processes and best practices to ensure that the operational resilience of the business is maintained.
Prior to joining Alta Signa, Alex was Head of Operations at ANV, an AmTrust financial services company, where he was responsible for rolling out digital transformation projects in order to streamline business processes to underwriters and claims handlers. He had previously been with Accenture for 16 years in various roles including as a Software Product Manager and Project Team Lead.
Gerard Van Loon, Chief Executive Officer, said: “High quality technology and operational excellence are an integral part of our culture and DNA and we are delighted to welcome an expert of Alex’s calibre to our team.
We have already begun work on developing a dynamic trading platform for specialty insurance risks which links Continental European brokers and their clients to a panel of A-rated insurance risk carriers that have no direct access to European retail business. The platform will support brokers in their risk placement needs and help them to focus their business activities across client advisory and risk management services.
Alex is a key hire for us and he will play a pivotal role in helping us to develop our technology capabilities - across underwriting, claims, data capture, and portfolio and exposure management - as well as enhancing our operational resilience. We are excited to welcome him to Alta Signa.”
Alex Cuadros, IT and Operations Manager, added: “My primary focus is to make sure that Alta Signa’s business proposition is unique and innovative, harnessing the operational excellence that comes from the technology we use in our operating platform. Nowadays, it is not sufficient to have robust and comprehensive policy and claims administration systems in place; what matters is providing our clients with the most powerful tools and data insights as an integral and timely key business enabler for them.
My focus is to make this happen quickly and efficiently, and to give our customers the information they need so that we add tangible value to their businesses. The team at Alta Signa is very progressive, entrepreneurial and forward thinking, and I am delighted to have joined the business at such an exciting time in its development.”
Over the last year, Alta Signa successfully launched in Belgium and set up branch offices in France, Spain and Italy. In addition, Alta Signa has recently received regulatory approval from the FSMA for further branch offices in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and expects these to become fully operational in the near future.