Chubb shakes up Asia leadership

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Chubb shakes up Asia leadership

Chubb has named leaders for its operations in two major Asian markets – Kevin Bogardus as country president for Singapore and Scott Simpson as president of its general insurance business in Hong Kong and Macau.

Bogardus succeeds Simpson, who, in turn, succeeds Doug White, who will return to his former role as Chubb's head of major accounts for Asia-Pacific.

Currently country president for Chubb in China, Bogardus is responsible for the growth and financial results of the operations across all lines of business in Singapore – property and casualty, accident and health and personal lines – as well as all affinity partnerships. He will relocate from China to Singapore and will report to Edward Ler, Chubb's executive vice president and head of Southeast Asia.

Bogardus has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having begun his career at Winterthur Insurance, where he helped expand its business in China. He joined Chubb in 2009 as chief advisor to Huatai Insurance Group, in which Chubb is the largest shareholder. He helped grow Chubb's footprint in China, expanding the business into new areas, such as life sciences, financial lines and Chinese multinational programs.

“Kevin is entrepreneurial, driven and leads by example,” Ler said. “I'm confident of his leadership to grow and strengthen Chubb's niche as a pre-eminent provider of risk management solutions in Singapore, a strategically important market for our business in the region.”

Simpson, who served as country president for Singapore since 2018, will take on similar duties for the Hong Kong and Macau markets. He will be based in Hong Kong and report to Paul McNamee, regional president for Chubb in Asia-Pacific.

Simpson joined Chubb in 2005 as a commercial lines underwriter in Sydney and, since then, has held several leadership roles, including branch manager for Melbourne and head of northern region, spanning New South Wales and Queensland.

“Scott is a strong leader with a proven track record of success.” McNamee said. “His business acumen and stewardship will help steer our business to a level that matches the ambition and opportunity which Hong Kong and Macau afford us.”