Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Sunayana Mahansaria as head client markets life & health India, effective 1 February 2021. The appointment further reinforces Swiss Re's focus on and commitment to building stronger societal resilience through our unique solution offerings in India.
Munich Re has announced two senior appointments in its life and health business in the region. Aravind Srinivas will lead the group's Southeast Asia business and Tobias Frenz takes on responsibility fora newly formed business capability called Digital Solutions.
Delta Insurance Group, with its Asia headquarters in Singapore, and based in New Zealand has expanded its management team, appointing current advisory board member Kent Chaplin as COO to support its global growth plans.
Aon has announced the hire of Marcus Foley to the Bermuda operations of reinsurance solutions, subject to Bermuda immigration approval.
Munich Re has appointed Scott Hawkins as managing director, Australasia. He will be responsible for overseeing the leadership and strategic steering of Munich Re's businesses in Australia and New Zealand, as well as being principal officer of Munich Holdings Australasia. This appointment is effective from 1 April 2021.
After 19 years at Sydney-based MB Group, including the last decade as managing director, Mike Mathews will retire on 2 April 2021.
Sun Life Financial has announced the appointment of Karim Gilani, to the role of president, international hubs, which is Sun Life's businesses in Hong Kong, Bermuda and Singapore, offering world-class life, health and wealth solutions.
Sedgwick has announced the appointment of Linda Sim as head of its forensic advisory services division in Asia.
Guy Carpenter has announced the launch of its capital advisory group in Asia Pacific, with the appointments of Michael Owen and Hussain Ahmad to lead this new operation.
Charles Taylor Adjusting has appointed Dan Yeo as managing director for its P&C team in Singapore, highlighting the company's commitment to strengthen its services and product offerings in Singapore and in Asia Pacific region
The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) has re-elected Loh Guat Lan, CEO of Hong Leong Assurance as LIAM president at its 47th Annual General Meeting held on 31 March 2021. She is supported by Raymond Lew, CEO & president of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance who has been appointed as the new vice president for the term 2021/2022.
AIA PUBLIC Takaful has announced the appointment of Mahani binti Amat as its board chairperson with effect from 6 April 2021. She succeeds Dato' Thomas Mun Lung Lee, who retires after successfully completing his tenure of directorship with the company.
Aviva Singlife the holding company established following the merger of Aviva Ltd and Singapore Life has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as group chief investment officer with effect from 8 April 2021. An industry veteran with over 30 years in financial markets, Mr Rosenkilde's appointment comes as Aviva Singlife Holdings strengthens its new leadership team and brings the best of its investment capabilities from Aviva Singapore and Singlife together under one brand.
Global broking business Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Au Quang Hien to the role of regional manager for Asia Pacific.
Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of Anthony Cordonnier as managing director and global co-head of cyber, effective the second half of 2021, and the promotion of Erica Davis to global co-head of cyber, effective immediately.
Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Jennifer Tiang as regional cyber leader in Asia. In this new role, she will lead the company's cyber insurance business in Asia, together with a team of 10 other cyber champions across the region. She will drive business growth and implement new and innovative cyber ideas and solutions to help organisations mitigate rapidly evolving cyber risks.
HSBC Life, HSBC Group's insurance business, has appointed Ying Teoh as global head of customer proposition, HSBC Life and Insurance Partnerships, based in Hong Kong.
Aon has announced that Ben Love will join the UK leadership team of Aon's Reinsurance Solutions. Based in London, he will focus primarily on client growth strategy in addition to other specific client responsibilities. He will report to Reinsurance Solutions' UK CEO, Nick Frankland.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it has appointed Daniel Thieviasingham as senior underwriter, transactional liability, Asia Middle East.
Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has announced the appointment of Christina Ong as chairman of Ed Asia. Based in Singapore, Ms Ong assumes her role with immediate effect.
Howden Specialty has announced the appointment of Surya Wijaya to its growing natural resources division in Asia Pacific. This appointment adds further strength to Howden Specialty's capabilities across the power and energy sectors both regionally and globally. Mr Wijaya joins as a divisional director and will be based in Singapore, reporting to head of natural resources, Asia Pacific Matt Savitt.
Following the combination of Singlife and Aviva in November 2020, the new entity, Aviva Singlife, has announced the appointment of Pearlyn Phau as executive director and group CEO.
Sedgwick has announced the appointment of Kimberley Daley as head of its professional services division in Australia.
Chubb has announced that it has appointed Glen Browne as division president, consumer lines, Asia Pacific with effect from 1 July 2021, in addition to his role as deputy regional president for Asia Pacific.
Ballantyne Brokers has announced the appointment of Robert Ralf as divisional director, Financial Lines, reporting to co-founder and director of broking Richard Spragg.
Howden Specialty has announced the appointment of Severin Hegelbach as divisional director. In this newly created role, he will lead a renewable energy advisory service, focused on providing in-depth risk advice for clients, sponsors, lenders, investors, retail and other partners.
PartnerRe has announced that Garry Xue has joined the company as head of Australia/ New Zealand.
Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of David Arthur as head actuary of its UK non-specialty business which encompasses global casualty, accident & health, UK property and UK motor, effective October 2021.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it has launched a full line of marine insurance products in France and appointed Muriel Birre Julvécourt as head of marine. The new marine offerings include inland marine, ocean cargo, stock & transit, project cargo, freight forwarders liability, ports & terminals, and subsea insurance.
At a time when managing risk is at the forefront of every leader's strategic decision making, the leading professional body for risk management, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), has appointed a new independent non-executive chair.
Sedgwick has announced several appointments to expand its services and professional expertise in Australia.
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance has announced the appointment of Mr Hideki Nagashima as director, president and group CEO. He succeeds Mr Akio Negishi who assumes the post of chairman of the board. Mr Nagashima assumes the presidency on 2nd July 2021 when the Annual Board of Policyholder Representatives Meeting is held.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Christine Bell to the role of country head Australia & New Zealand, effective 3 August 2021. Based in Sydney, she succeeds Melanie Slack who has taken up the position of Corporate Solutions head of UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA wholesale.
Allianz Partners Australia has announced the appointment of Aimee McGuinness as chief sales officer.
Howden has announced the appointment of Matt Bacon as Howden Australia CEO, one of the newest entrants to the Australian broker market. He joins alongside Stuart McKellar, appointed head of commercial & affinity, and Nick Chubb, who has been appointed head of financial lines.
Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) has welcomed the Government's appointment of Elaine Collins as a member for a further three-year term and the new appointment of Jan van der Schalk as a member.
Aon has announced that Frederick Streeton has been named leader of complex client strategy of Aon's Reinsurance Solutions.
FWD has announced the appointment of Min-Jie Ye as head of their general insurance business in Hong Kong.
Chubb has announced the appointment of Mari Rachelle Canta as the new country president for the Philippines with effect from 1 July. She replaces Peter van Ratingen who has been appointed to the role of head of consumer lines for Australia and New Zealand.
Guy Carpenter has announced the appointments of James Johns as managing director, effective August 12, 2021, and Joshua O'Donoghue as senior VP, effective November 8, 2021, within its non-marine specialty division.
EAIC has announced the nomination of a new president, new executive board members and a chief delegate.
AXA XL Insurance has announced the promotion of Catherine Carlyon to country manager, Australia effective August 1, 2021, and the appointment of Gilles Fromageot as regional manager, Asia effective September 1, 2021.
Sompo International Holdings has announced that its commercial P&C segment has expanded its global product capabilities with the formation of Sompo Global Risk Solutions (GRS) Asia-Pacific, a new team based in Singapore to serve select industries in the Asian markets through appointed brokers.
FM Global has announced that executive VP Malcolm C Roberts has been appointed president and elected to the company's board of directors, effective August 1. He will succeed Thomas A. Lawson as CEO, effective January 1, 2022.
Guy Carpenter has announced the appointments of Matt Petka as managing director and Riley Underwood as senior VP within its GC Access business unit, with immediate effect.
Swiss Re has welcomed Barbara Scalzi to the role of head magnum Asia. Based in Singapore, Ms Scalzi is responsible for defining the magnum strategy across the region.
Lloyd's has announced that Eleanor Bucks will be joining the corporation in the newly created role of chief investment officer, which will build and lead Lloyd's new investment platform for the market.
Zurich Malaysia has announced the appointment of Junior Cho as the new country head for Malaysia, effective immediately. Succeeding Stephen Clark who recently retired, Mr Cho will report to Zurich's Asia Pacific CEO Tulsi Naidu.
Commercial property insurer FM Global has named Tan Hian Hong to the role of vice president, division underwriting manager, Asia operations, based in Singapore, while Hamish Ravindran moves up to take on the role of vice president, client service manager, Asia operations. Both roles will be based in Singapore and will report to senior vice president, Asia Pacific division manager Alex Tadmoury.
AXA XL Insurance has announced the appointment of Sylvie Gleises as country manager, Singapore effective September 1st, 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
Marsh has announced the appointment of Luke Ware as chief client officer of South Asia, reporting to CEO South Asia James Addington-Smith. He is expected to join in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will be based in Singapore.
Swiss Re has announced that Anna Lee will take on the role of head of client markets, Hong Kong & Taiwan, effective 1 September 2021, succeeding Xinmei Zheng.
FM Global has moved some of its leaders into newly created roles, making changes to its executive management team.
Allianz Partners Australia has announced the appointment of Christopher McHugh as CEO, effective 2 August 2021.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it has named Caroline Alder-Smurthwaite as head of general casualty, UK.
American International Group (AIG) has announced that president and CEO Mr Peter Zaffino, will assume the additional role of chairman of the board of directors, effective January 1, 2022.
HSBC has announced that Ms Ho Lee Yen will be appointed as the CEO of its insurance operations in Singapore. The appointment is subject to regulatory approvals.
AIA Singapore has announced the appointment of Mr Chin Chung Wen as its new chief distribution officer, with effect from 1 October 2021. Mr Chin will report to AIA Singapore CEO Ms Wong Sze Keed.
FM Global, has moved two of its senior leaders into new roles.
International General Insurance (IGI) has announced the appointment of Ms Manpreet Kaur Gill to the role of Asia Pacific Financial and Professional Lines Underwriter of IGI Labuan. She will be based in the company's Kuala Lumpur office.
MSIG Singapore CEO and director Mr Craig Ellis will be retiring and returning to his home country Australia. He will formally step down on 1 January 2022, and will be succeeded by MSIG Asia executive vice president Mr Mack Eng.
Lioner International Group has announced the appointment of Andrew Chan as partner, effective immediately. Mr Chan is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of solid wealth planning experience from his various positions in private banks, insurance brokers and accounting enterprises.
Aon has announced that the facultative reinsurance broking team within Aon's Singapore Broking Centre and Reinsurance Solutions' APAC facultative team have combined to create a united facultative reinsurance broking team to serve Aon's clients in the Asia Pacific region. The newly combined team is part of Aon's Reinsurance Solutions.
MS Amlin has announced the appointment of Mr Robert Wiest as CEO. He will take up the role on 3 January 2022 and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Manulife has announced the appointment of Mr Pankaj Banerjee as its new chief distribution officer, Asia. His appointment is effective 24 September 2021.
Munich Re has appointed Ms Michaela Hannemann as regional head of casualty treaty underwriting - Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, she brings almost 20 years of experience in reinsurance underwriting.
Beazley has announced the appointment Mr Bob Quane as its new CUO. Mr Quane, an industry veteran with over 30 years of underwriting leadership experience, moves from AXIS Capital where he was CUO of the insurance segment. Based in New York, he will start his role on 11 October 2021.
HDI Global SE Singapore has announced the appointment of Mr Raymond Ong to lead its claims operations for ASEAN and the Middle East effective 4 October.
AXA XL has announced the appointment of Mr Andy McFarlane as head of climate.
MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL) has announced the appointment of Mr David Mocklow as CFO and chief claims officer (CCO) of a newly formed US-based sister company, MS Amlin Distribution Holdings (MS ADH). He takes up the roles with immediate effect and will report into MS ADH CEO Johan Slabbert.
Aon-COFCO announced the retirement of its general manager Clare Wu after more than two decades of serving the firm. Aon-COFCO deputy general manager Dai Jia will succeed her as general manager effective 1st May 2022.
Bupa Hong Kong has appointed Mr Jim Heng as the director of channel strategy, distribution and sales. He has over 25 years of experience focusing on employee benefits and individual medical insurance. His experience will support Bupa in Hong Kong to deliver an integrated healthcare experience to group and individual customers, encompassing insurance and health services.
Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific has appointed Mr Shan Aboo as regional commercial director. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for overseeing the trade credit insurer's commercial activities in 12 Asia Pacific markets.
WTW has appointed Mr Sean Deehan as leader for Hong Kong and Macau, effective 1 September 2022. He will also continue in his current position as Hong Kong market leader for WTW's insurance consulting and technology (ICT) business.
Global law firm Clyde & Co has relocated partner Mr Andrew Bicknell from London to Singapore to further strengthen the firm's global energy, marine and natural resources insurance practice in Asia Pacific.
RMS has appointed Mr Andrew Hare as Asia Pacific managing director at RMS. He will be based in Singapore and is responsible for integrating and leading the strategy and execution across the combined RMS and Moody's Analytics insurance vertical, as well as overseeing client relationships and business development in the region.
WTW has appointed Mr Dominick Williams as head of distribution advisory for its ICT business in Asia Pacific.
Chubb has appointed Ms Belinda Au as president of Chubb Life Hong Kong. She joins Chubb Life from Sun Life Singapore, where she served as CEO.
Asia Reinsurance Brokers (ARB) has appointed Mr William Pang as CEO. He has been with ARB for three years as a group managing director overseeing the firm's business portfolio and teams across all territories. He also led production and staff well-being.
Generali has appointed Mr Fabrice Benard as the CEO of AXA Affin General Insurance, a newly acquired entity that is part of Generali Group. With over 20 years of experience, he brings on board deep technical and strategic experience in general insurance, actuarial, risk management, financial, bancassurance and M&A.
Austbrokers Comsure has appointed Mr Mike Ambrosini to its board of directors. He is Austbrokers Comsure's director of motor dealer services and has been with the Brisbane-based brokerage since early 2018.
Prudential has appointed Mr Don Guo as group CIO to oversee the group's investment, treasury, and asset and liability management functions. He is responsible for the formulation and execution of Prudential's investment strategies across its markets in Asia and Africa.
Canopius Group, a global specialty (re)insurer, has appointed Ms Megan Shao as APAC head of claims. She will be a member of the Canopius claims leadership team, where she will be responsible for claims strategy, driving the company's claims vision and supporting growth plans of the company's APAC team.
FM Global has appointed Mr James Thompson as senior vice president, APAC division manager. He was formerly vice president, manager, global sales in the APAC region. In his new role, he is responsible for the oversight of all operations for FM Global's Asia-Pacific division. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Prudential has appointed Ms Jennifer Tear as group corporate affairs director. She has global experience in strategic internal and external communications, public and government affairs as well as crisis management.
Manulife has appointed Ms HyounJoo Choe as chief customer officer for Hong Kong and Macau. As a member of the senior management team, she will lead all customer experience and strategic marketing functions including marketing, customer relationship management, advance analytics, insights and corporate communications. She will also play a role in driving Manulife Hong Kong's branding and corporate social responsibility efforts.
German reinsurer Deutsche Rück has appointed Mr Tarik Aouad as managing director to head its joint department for Middle East and Asia. The company will start writing business in Asia, starting with selected markets in South, Southeast and East Asia. He will focus on traditional property and casualty business in the newly launched market segment.
Guy Carpenter has appointed Mr Les Loh as deputy CEO of Southeast Asia and Korea. He is based in Singapore and will report to Mr Bengt Johnsen, CEO of Southeast Asia and Korea.
Aon has appointed Mr Adam Peckman as head of cyber solutions in Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, the cyber solutions team will bring together cyber broking, security advisory, incident response and risk consulting capabilities across Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
AIA Sri Lanka has appointed Mr Tan Hak Leh as the new chairman of the board of directors. He is the regional chief executive of AIA group with responsibility for the business operations in Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and now, Sri Lanka. He brings in strategic experience and knowledge gained over 30 years across extensive disciplines in the insurance industry in Asia, including 11 years with AIA Group. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK).
Well Link has appointed Mr Thomas Lee as CEO of Well Link Insurance and deputy CEO of Well Link Insurance Group, while continuing to serve as the CEO of Well Link Life. He is responsible for leading the business development of life insurance and general insurance. The appointment has been approved by the regulatory authority. He is a senior executive in the Hong Kong insurance industry. He assumed the role of CEO of Well Link Life in April 2019.
Australian broker JMD Ross has made changes to its board of directors with the retirement of veteran broker Mr Tim Ross and the elevation of Mr Bhavesh Radiya to a directorship. Mr Ross, whose broking specialisations include the tourism and travel industry, had been with JMD Ross for 34 years, having joined in October 1988.
Aon has appointed Mr Karl Hamann as CEO of Aon Indonesia. Mr Hamann is an experienced leader specialising in operational transformation, including establishing an offshore centre, offshoring functions and digitalising internal processes as well as product fulfilment and claims.
Gallagher Re has appointed Mr David Bangs as head of Gallagher Re APAC UK based in London and Mr Robin Swindell as executive officer based in Tokyo.
Swiss Re has appointed Mr Trent Thomson as head of Australia and New Zealand, effective 1 November 2022. Subject to regulatory approvals, he will also take on the responsibilities as branch manager of Swiss Re Asia, Australia branch, managing director for Swiss Re life and health Australia and country president of Australia and New Zealand. He replaces Ms Sharon Ooi, who has left the role in July 2022.
Manulife has appointed Mr Patrick Graham as CEO for Hong Kong and Macau. He will assume his new role at the start of 2023, subject to regulatory approval. An insurance leader with a track record of delivering results at both regionally and in multiple geographies across Asia, he brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance and financial services industry.
Howden RE has appointed Ms Doreen Tan as director of ASEAN treaty/retrocession. She will be responsible for servicing clients and markets across Asia Pacific as part of Howden RE's growing treaty reinsurance division dedicated to the region. She will be based in Singapore and will report to Mr Stephen Warwick, head of treaty for Asia Pacific.
Aon has appointed Ms Morena Dell'Aglio as global technology sales leader within its expanding strategy and technology group to serve insurers. Based in Italy and reporting to strategy and technology group CEO Colin Forrest, she will be responsible for driving client awareness and innovation across the range of technology propositions and she will provide a link between clients and product teams.
Allianz has appointed Mr Alasdair Walker as Asia Pacific regional head of distribution management. He was formerly Asia Pacific regional key account manager and Singapore head of distribution management. He will continue to report to AGCS Asia Pacific regional managing director Mark Mitchell.
Specialist broker Oneglobal Asia has appointed Mr Huichih Ko as executive director. He will be based in Taiwan and will be working closely with the Asia leadership team in growing the Asian business.
Swiss Re has appointed Mr Yong Suk Kwon as Korea branch head effective in December. He will be
responsible for overseeing the operations of the branch and Swiss Re's life and health business in Korea. He replaces former Swiss Re Korea head Jonas von Oldenskiöld who has decided to leave after 16 years with the organisation.
Manulife has appointed Mr Harshal Shah as Asia chief marketing and experience design officer. He joins Manulife's Asia executive division committee and will also be a member of the company's global leadership team
Specialist broker Miller has appointed Mr Matt Hooker as Asia Pacific regional head of energy. He will be based in Singapore. He brings a wealth of experience in building business development and client servicing teams within the energy sector.
Data analytics provider Verisk has appointed Mr Reid Stanway as chief digital officer of Specialty Business Solutions (formerly known as Sequel).
Specialty insurer Fusion has appointed Ms Hui Ling Wong as senior partner and Ms Yen Lin Ee as partner in mergers and acquisitions underwriting - both previously from Aon.
Canada Life Re has appointed Mr Wil Chong as Asia Pacific executive advisor.
Munich Re has appointed Dr Thomas Blunck as the chair of the reinsurance committee of the group's board of management with effect from 2023. He will succeed Dr Torsten Jeworrek who will step down from the board at the end of 2022.
Transamerica Life (Bermuda) has appointed Mr Andy Wong as its chief operating and transformation officer. In this role, he will be overseeing all global operations, covering new business, underwriting, customer service and claims. He is based in Hong Kong and will focus on driving the company's operational and digital transformation.
Sun Life Malaysia has appointed Mr Jeffry Azmi as the new CEO of Sun Life Malaysia Takaful with immediate effect. In his capacity as CEO, he will be responsible for developing and leading strategic priorities to lead the takaful business into the next strategic growth phase and to strategically position Sun Life Malaysia as a trusted takaful brand.
Global insurance sector specialist executive search firm Eliot Partnership has appointed Ms Jenni Smith as senior advisor to the business and Mr George Kesselman as special advisor, InsurTech. These are two positions newly created as part of the firm's growth within the region.
Allianz has appointed Mr Nick Wood as regional head of property for AGCS Asia Pacific. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, bulk of which was spent underwriting and managing property teams across Asia Pacific. He joined AGCS in 2019 as regional property specialist and was most recently head of property, Pacific, while holding the concurrent appointment of deputy head of property, Asia Pacific.
Brokerage firm Lockton Korea has appointed Mr Ben Son as CEO. He succeeds Mr Juyeol Lee who will remain president of Lockton Korea, working in conjunction with Mr Son and driving one of the important areas of the Korean business and various initiatives.
WTW has appointed Mr Oliver Scarr as head of cargo for Asia in its marine team within the corporate risk and broking business. Based in Singapore, he leads WTW's cargo business in Asia and is responsible for the delivery of WTW's cargo value proposition into the Asian market.
InsurTech firm CoverGo has hired four insurance enterprise software experts from tech company DXC. They will be involved in all areas of the insurance platform from product development to sales to delivery.
Sun Life Hong Kong has appointed Ms Eleonore Chow as agency general manager. She brings close to 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. In her new capacity, she will lead Sun Life Hong Kong's agency channels as well as core distribution functions.
Allianz Trade has appointed Mr Domenico Lup as ASEAN CEO. Based in Singapore, Mr Lup will be responsible for overseeing the trade credit insurer's growth developments in six ASEAN countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Singlife with Aviva has appointed Dr Allen Kuo as its group deputy CIO. He will strengthen specialist skills within the investment office and provide leadership and guidance as the company works on its asset management capabilities.
Descartes Underwriting has appointed Mr Louis Bollaert as chief revenue officer who will oversee expanding Descartes' corporate offering to climate-exposed markets globally. As the company reaches advanced stages of new product development, he will also manage the roll-out of expanded product lines and customer segments.
Generali Asia has appointed Ms Cecilia Chang as Generali Life (Hong Kong) CEO and Assicurazioni Generali Hong Kong Branch general manager. She joined Generali in 2016 in Hong Kong as head of financial lines and underwriting, Asia for the global corporate and commercial (GC&C) business and relocated to Milan in 2018 as global head of financial lines and underwriting in GC&C.
Aon Reinsurance Solutions has appointed Mr Robert De Souza - currently Aon Reinsurance Solutions Australia and New Zealand CEO and chairman of APAC - as APAC president effective 1 January 2023. In this role, he will focus on supporting clients across the region, helping them make better decisions and driving the business strategic growth priorities.