Risk, benefit and business integration technology provider Sedgwick has appointed Juan Miguel Álvarez as its new Director of Energy and Head of Business Development for Spain and Portugal.
Álvarez has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance sector, primarily working as an industrial engineer. He will be transferring to Sedgwick from a loss adjusting firm in Mexico where he was Managing Director.
He has also previously worked as an electrical project engineer for electrical substation projects in Albania, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar and Syria, hydroelectric power plants in Costa Rica, rural electrification projects in Kenya, power lines in Morocco and combined cycle electric packaging in Morocco and Spain.
Álvarez also has expertise in industrial losses at energy plants, including solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, cogeneration for natural gas or biofuel, thermal, hydraulic and transport, transformation and distribution infrastructures with substations and power lines, as well as events at various types of factories.
“We are delighted to have Juan Miguel join our team,” said Ana Franco de Sarabia, Sedgwick country manager for Spain and Portugal. “His prodigious technical skills and storied career make him an ideal expert in the Spanish and Latin American market. We are confident that his expertise will help bolster Sedgwick’s strategic growth in the Iberian Peninsula and support the range of services we offer locally and internationally.”
The new hire follows the recruitment of Coleen Spence as Sedgwick’s new Head of Data Science in July.