Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. has announced the appointment of Jose A. Hernandez to head the company’s international businesses, including all insurance and reinsurance operations outside of the US. Argo Chief Executive Officer, Mark E. Watson III said, “Argo Group has arrived at a critical point in its growth as a global specialty insurance business. We’ve established a solid Bermuda platform, a thriving syndicate at Lloyd’s, and gained local presence in key European, South American, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. We now have everything we need to drive international business with confidence, and Jose has the talent to help us do just that.” With 3 decades industry experience, Hernandez began his career serving at a number of insurers in the US. He then spent over 20 years with AIG in several senior leadership positions in the consumer and commercial segments. He brings expertise in management, field operations, claims, strategic planning distribution and underwriting. Over the course of his career, Hernandez has held country, regional and global roles in Mexico, Asia and New York respectively.