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AVP, Regional Underwriting Executive and Business Development at SOMPO International

Owie Lei Agbontaen began his career in 2016 and quickly made a splash in the New York and Boston Insurance markets. Now in Chicago, Owie is currently an Assistant Vice President at Sompo International, leading the Business Development efforts in the Midwest. Owie is responsible for supporting all of Sompo’s product offerings in the Upper Central region and expanding Sompo’s footprint in the Midwest. Prior to the business development role, Owie grew Sompo’s Midwest middle market P&C book in the Real Estate, Hospitality, Financial Institutions, and Professional Services verticals from the ground up.

Owie is originally from Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing, and a minor in African and African American Diaspora Studies. During his time in Boston, Owie sat on the board as a founding member of the National African American Insurance Association, Boston Chapter. More recently, he is the Vice Chair and Dir. Of Finance of the newly established Young Risk Professionals’ (YRP) Chicago Chapter, an organization focused on connecting professionals in the risk & Insurance industry through networking, mentoring, and education.

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