To better meet the global needs of its customers, Wells Fargo Insurance said it is expanding its International Specialty Group (ISG) by establishing three new teams solely dedicated to serving the insurance and risk management needs of U.S. multinational companies.

Based in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco, the ISG will lead the design, placement, and implementation of compliant risk and benefit programs for businesses operating globally. The group will also manage Wells Fargo Insurance’s existing global network of in-country brokers from more than 130 countries, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

The International Specialty Group teams will provide risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefits services to multinational customers throughout the U.S.

Wells Fargo Insurance appointed the following executives to lead the San Francisco and Atlanta teams, and is expected to announce the New York team later this year.

  • Shalini Ati, based in San Francisco, was most recently vice president for Wells Fargo Insurance’s International Practice team serving multinational customers in the Northwest, including the Bay Area. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ati specialized in international risk management at Marsh & McLennan and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  • John Scales, based in Atlanta, recently joined Wells Fargo from ACE Group where he was senior vice president and manager of their Foreign Casualty Alternative Distribution unit. A 25-year industry veteran, Scales’ background includes underwriting experience at AIG and Continental Insurance, as well as previous International Practice Leader at Marsh & McLennan.

  • In addition, Shawn Burnsworth, 7-year company veteran, was named head of Wells Fargo’s Insurance’s global broker network and International & Network Management practice leader. He was most recently an International Practice Leader for the Wells Fargo Global Broker Network, and was a Client Service Manager with Marsh & McLennan prior to joining Wells Fargo.