Born and brought up in Bogotá, Robert was subsequently educated in the UK at The King’s School Canterbury and King’s College London. Graduating in 1983, Robert embarked upon a career in international corporate insurance broking which included stints with Barclays, A&A, Sedgwick, Aon, Willis and JLT in The City of London as well as senior management positions based in Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Santiago de Chile.
Throughout this period, Robert specialised in insurance for major multinational companies as well as large single risks across many sectors including manufacturing, hotels, marine, energy, construction, pulp and paper, forestry, mining, water utilities and business to business services. In addition to 26 years in insurance, Robert was also Director of Sales for Latin America and Caribbean for 4 years for Mabey Bridge, developing high technology modular steel rural, emergency and highway bridge projects throughout the region.
Robert joined Canning House in 2013 combining his knowledge of and passion for Latin America and Iberia with a strong commercial business background for the purpose of driving the organisation into a new era of increased activity, relevance and growth in line with the rising importance and profile of Latin America.
Why Latin America matters
Keys reasons and facts why Latin America is too important a market to ignore.