As reported by INESE on its website, Darío Spata, CEO of IBERIAN Insurance Group, will assume the presidency of the new Association of Spanish Underwriting Agencies (ASASE):
The idea that has been on the table for some time to bring together under one roof all of the growing number of underwriting agencies in the Spanish market became a reality this week: all of them will now be represented by the new Association of Spanish Underwriting Agencies (ASASE).
Its Board of Directors is made up of Darío Spata (Iberian Insurance), Álvaro Satrústegui (Exsel Underwriting), Andrés Martínez (Dual Ibérica), José Luis Muñoz (Ayax Suscripción) and Félix Ferrer (Crouco), the first two occupying the Presidency and the Secretariat, respectively.
This strategic move coincides with the 15th anniversary of the until now only representative organization of this type of entities in our country, ASASEL, which integrated the Lloyd’s agencies, which has taken an intelligent step aside coinciding with the celebration of the Ordinary General Assembly of the same. Thus, a new approach and design is given, which allows the re-foundation as the Association of Spanish Underwriting Agencies (ASASE) and to give a “single voice” to the underwriting agencies in Spain. The Assembly also approved the accounts for the 2022 financial year and the management of the outgoing Board of Directors.
In this sense, Spata pointed out that this initiative “represents a great step forward in the representation of underwriting agencies in Spain, since the union of all these companies under the same association will undoubtedly strengthen the defense of the interests of this business group. We have always believed that there is strength in numbers, and now the time has come for underwriting agencies, through a single voice like ASASE, to achieve the goal of greater recognition within the Spanish insurance ecosystem”.
Spata also wished to acknowledge and thank the work of the former president of the ASASEL association, José Nuñez, country manager of Lloyd’s Europe in Spain, as well as its secretary, Beatriz Ramírez.