Federico Casini appointed CEO, Howden Italy


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Thursday 12th January,  London, UK – Howden, the international insurance broker, has today announced the appointment of Federico Casini as CEO, Howden Italy.  Casini will lead an business that is now the third largest broker in the country, and through significant investment in expertise, infrastructure and data and analytics, offers choice to Italian and multinational clients.

Federico joins Howden from Aon SpA, where he has spent the past 17 years, most recently holding the position of Executive Chairman, where he oversaw the business development and co-ordination of Aon’s Italian operations.

With close to 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, previously holding senior roles at leading broking firms including Poseidon Insurance Brokers and Sanpaolo Imi Insurance Broker Spa, Federico brings extensive knowledge of the insurance market.

Howden Italy, established in 2021, now employs over 800 people having grown significantly following a series of strategic acquisitions. These acquisitions include Assiteca, one of Italy’s largest brokers, and most recently Assimovie, a market leader in TV and film insurance.

Federico Casini said: “Howden Italy has quickly grown to become one of the most reputable firms in the Italian broking market, combining local presence and expertise, with the Group’s global outlook and network. Being appointed to the helm of Howden Italy is a great honour, and I’m excited to take Howden Italy’s growth to the next phase, strengthening our centres of expertise across Italy and adding further specialisms to our offering.”

Luigi Sturani, CEO, Howden Europe commented: “As we continue to expand our international footprint, we’re delighted to welcome Federico to oversee the growth and success of our Italian operations. Bringing over three decades of experience within the Italian market, Federico has unrivalled knowledge of the insurance landscape and is the perfect leader to enable Howden to achieve its ambitions in the Italian market and bringing choice to clients and talent in this key European market."

Jose Manuel Gonzalez, CEO, Howden Broking Group commented: “The success of our European operations to date highlights that the market is crying out for European-focused alternatives. Specialist knowledge, relationships and insurance expertise continues to drive our growth across the continent. Attracting the best talent in Europe is therefore central to our growth strategy and ambition to become the broker of choice.”