Javier San Basilio Appointed President of Spanish Chamber of Commerce


25th November 2015

On Tuesday the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain appointed Javier San Basilio, regional manager of MAPFRE RE in the United Kingdom, as the institution’s new President. Javier San Basilio takes over from Javier Fernández Hidalgo.

Mr San Basilio was previously Vice President of the Management Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, of which MAPFRE RE has been a member for the past seven years. Over this period, he has been very committed to his duties, first as a member, and since January 2013 as Vice President.

Javier San Basilio Pardo (Madrid, 1966) holds a law degree from the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid. His began his career with the MAPFRE Group in 1992 and since then has held various positions in the group’s divisions in different countries. He is currently regional manager of MAPFRE RE in London.

MAPFRE RE is the reinsurance unit of the MAPFRE Group and has offices in 19 cities around the world, providing services in over 100 countries. The reinsurance company has an “A rating with outlook stable” from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor\'s, and was placed 15th in the global reinsurance ranking published in 2015 by A.M. Best. In 2014 MAPFRE RE generated premium volume of 3.34 billion euros, and profits before tax of 200 million euros.

MAPFRE has been present in the United Kingdom since 1991, where it operates through its MAPFRE RE, MAPFRE ASISTENCIA and MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS Business Units. In the first nine months of the year revenues in Great Britain totalled 218 million euros.

MAPFRE is a global insurance company present in 49 countries across five continents. It is the leader in the Spanish insurance market, the top multinational insurance group in Latin America, and one of the 10 largest European groups in terms of premium volume. MAPFRE employs more than 38,000 professionals and has nearly 29 million clients worldwide. In 2014, its net profit exceeded 845 million euros and its revenue amounted to 26,367 million euros.

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