FWD appoints Robert Schimek as managing director, COO

International insurance veteran has held several senior positions across the globe

FWD appoints Robert Schimek as managing director, COO

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

FWD Group has appointed Robert Schimek as managing director and group chief operating officer.

He joins FWD from AIG, where he was most recently president and CEO of its global commercial insurance business. In this role he was responsible for the company’s global property, casualty, financial lines, and specialty products and services.

Schimek has extensive international experience, having held several roles in multiple global markets with AIG. He has served as CEO for Europe, the Middle East & Africa before becoming president and CEO for the Americas. He was also chief financial officer of AIG’s global property casualty business. Prior to AIG, he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked for 18 years.

“We’re delighted to expand our executive leadership team with such a great international talent as Rob,” said Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group’s chief executive. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the global insurance industry will make him an invaluable source of insight and additional leadership to FWD. Rob will work closely with myself and our group executive team to build on our successful expansion and future growth.”



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