QBE’s Gonzalez goes to CNA to head its legal department

CNA yesterday announced that it has hired Jose Ramón González as executive VP and general counsel. The Chicago-based insuror said that Gonzalez will lead its legal affairs, compliance, regulatory and government affairs, securities and litigation, and legal consultation to CNA’s business operations. He reports to Dino Robusto, CNA’s chairman and CEO.

Until now, Gonzalez was chief legal officer for QBE North America, leading all legal, compliance, corporate governance and regulatory affairs for the Australian insurance company’s U.S. operations. Gonzalez has also worked in various roles at the law firm Weil, Gotshal, and Manges; AIG; and Torus, a Bermuda-based commercial insurance organization.

“Jose has an impressive and expansive background in insurance law with more than two decades of in-house and private practice experience for a diverse set of global organization,” Robusto said.

Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, and an LL.M. in European Union Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also serves in leadership positions for numerous nonprofit organizations, including Latino Justice PRLDEF, the Association for Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, and the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce.

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