Specialist insurer Beazley has hired veteran underwriters in the Asia Pacific to boost its regional team based in Singapore.
The company said it has added four new underwriters in the marine, cargo, political risks and specialty lines product areas in response to the growing demand for cover written locally in Asia.
"2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Beazley opening its office in Singapore and our product offerings in the Asia Pacific region are quickly increasing," said Gavin Hayes, head of Asia Pacific at Beazley.
Hayes said the new Asia Pacific underwriters add “significant depth and breadth of talent to our Singapore hub to help us meet the increasing demand from local clients for a broader range of bespoke products.”
Beazley has appointed Kwang Hoon Song as head of its marine hull, war and builder's risks business in Asia Pacific. He has been an underwriter and a broker since 2001 and most recently served as marine hull underwriter at XL Catlin in Singapore.
The insurer has also named Said Khan as regional head of cargo, the same position he held at Amlin Singapore where he most recently honed his extensive experience in underwriting cargo risks.
Also joining Beazley is Teck Siong Ng, who will be working Singapore underwriting manager Gordon Lam in developing specialty lines business in the region, including professional indemnity, D&O and crime. He previously worked at Capital Reinsurance Group as senior underwriter for casualty and financial lines.
Political violence underwriter Andrew Page has also moved to the Singapore team from Beazley’s London office where he has been part of its political risks and contingency unit since 2011.