Byrnes and Sonntag join Torus

Torus has appointed Brian Byrnes as senior underwriter for general property and Marco Sonntag as senior underwriter for casualty.

Both will be based mainly in Torus’s Cologne office and will lead general property and casualty underwriting for the Austrian, German and Swiss markets.

Byrnes joins from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where he was head of property, Americas. He will report into Torus head of general property in Europe Franco Masciovecchio.

Sonntag joins from Sompo Japan Insurance Company Europe, where he was an underwriter and competence partner for all casualty lines for Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Eastern European territories. He will report into Torus head of continental European casualty Thomas Guesde.