Ulisses Soares

Global Insurance Industry Leader and Former AIG, Chubb, and Aon Executive

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Ulisses Soares is an innovative, business-focused, and results-driven international executive and intrapreneur. He has occupied local and regional senior positions in multinational companies, leading multicultural teams with high levels of productivity and motivation.

Throughout his career, Ulisses has developed solid experience in strategic planning, digital enablement, insurtech business, product development, corporate and consumer distribution, and marketing. He has implemented disruptive strategies in the insurance industry and led transformational initiatives turning around businesses and divisions into high-growth and profitable engines.

Business Highlights:

  • Ulisses has held leadership roles in the insurance industry at major companies, such as AIG, Chubb, and Aon. During his 25 years in the insurance industry, he led the ideation, negotiation, and implementation of several innovative products, programs, and partnerships that disrupted the business, using digital resources, creativity, and hard work.
  • As the Head of Life Insurance at Chubb in Latin America, he grew the portfolio by over 200% organically and through strategic acquisitions, reaching $350M. Launched innovative products and diversified distribution, signing important strategic partnerships. Additionally, was responsible for the development and implementation of the Target Operating Model for Chubb Life in the region.
  • At Aon, he served as the Executive Vice President for the USA market, responsible for the development of strategic Affinity business, global accounts in the telco, utilities, payment, and on-demand economy industries. Involved with the planning of business units and analysis of M&A opportunities for the affinity area.
  • Led the strategy, development of the businesses, and operations of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (Ed Broking) in Latin America as the CEO, with a portfolio of over $750M in reinsurance premiums. Implemented the Swett & Crawford wholesale operation in Brazil generating $200M in premiums through acquisitions. Diversified the portfolio through the expansion of lines of reinsurance brokerage and introduction of automatic binders.
  • Started and led the operations of Starr Companies, as Head for Latin America. Opened the insurance operation in Brazil and developed business as a reinsurer in the rest of the region, reaching a portfolio of $55M in 2 years of tenure.
  • Worked at AIG for 15 years, holding various positions with increasing responsibility. Served as President-CEO of AIG in Colombia and President of the Board of Directors, achieving a CAGR of 34% in revenues, reaching $180M and record profitability. Held positions in the AIG Regional Office for Latin America in Miami as Regional Vice President – Life, Accident & Health Division, and as Travel Insurance Regional Manager, being responsible for the business development and operations in 16 countries. Also served as the Sub-Regional Manager, based in Chile, responsible for the Accident & Health Profit Centers and Affinity business in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Central America, leading the countries to an accelerated growth during the tenure. Additionally, held positions as the Accident & Health Profit Center Manager for Chile and Product Manager on the joint venture between AIG and Unibanco in Brazil.
  • Started career at Localiza Rent a Car in Brazil, rising to the position of Product Development Manager, and later as Marketing and Sales Manager.

Ulisses has lived in several countries and is currently established in Miami. He is married with two kids – a girl and a boy. He is an outdoor and adventure sports fanatic. Ulisses is a foodie who enjoys cooking for friends. He also dedicates time to volunteering, servicing local communities.