Starr Companies has named Ed Navarro as head of its international insurance operations.

In his new role, Navarro will drive Starr’s expansion for all areas outside of the US.

Navarro will be supported by Steve Blakey who will also continue to lead the organization’s operation in London as well as continue to lead the Global Aviation insurance practice.

Navarro will continue to serve as Global Head of Accident & Health until a successor is named.

Starr International US and C.V. Starr & Co. chairman & CEO Maurice Greenberg said that Ed will build on the solid foundation that Steve has built and together, they will ensure that Starr continues to expand in growing markets around the world.

Starr Companies is comprised of C. V. Starr & Co. and Starr International US and is a global, privately held, insurance and financial services organization.