SOFIA, Bulgaria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2015--
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) officially opened a new Shared
Services Centre (SSC) in Sofia, Bulgaria, today during a grand opening
ceremony attended by Peter D. Hancock, President and Chief Executive
Officer of AIG, and Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister of the
Republic of Bulgaria.
The centre will support AIG’s insurance operations in 17 countries
across Europe with Claims, Policy Servicing, Accounts Receivable, and
Travel Assistance services.
“This is a significant day for AIG, for our customers, and for our
employees,” said Mr. Hancock. “Opening this new centre in Sofia, which
will play an important part in our European operations, affirms our
strong commitment to Bulgaria. In addition, we also plan to continue
expanding our commercial insurance activities here.”
AIG currently employs 350 people in Bulgaria, 98 percent of whom are
university graduates, and all speak at least one other language. By the
end of 2015, AIG plans to increase staff numbers in Bulgaria to
“This is an exciting time for all of us in Bulgaria,” said Venislav
Iotov, General Manager of AIG for Bulgaria and Romania. “AIG’s
investment creates excellent employment opportunities at one of the
largest global insurers.”
Also attending today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening were
senior representatives of the Bulgarian government, including Vladimir
Tudjarov, Secretary-General, Ministry of Economy; Mr. Stamen Yanev,
Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency; and Mrs. Ralitsa
Agayn-Guri, Vice Chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission. Also
present were Mr. Bruce Burton, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of
the United States in Bulgaria, and Mr. Thomas Bruns, Commercial
Counselor in the Embassy of the United States in Bulgaria.
Notes to editors
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance
organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and
jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and
individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide
property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies
are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the
United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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affiliated or unaffiliated entities. In Europe, the principal insurance
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