Generali appoints general manager of China business

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Generali appoints general manager of China business

Generali Asia has appointed Gavin Low as general manager of Generali China Life. He succeeds Alex Cheung, who retired in March.

Low has more than 30 years’ experience in actuarial management and life insurance. He was most recently head of life and chief actuary for Generali Asia, where he was responsible for the company’s life actuarial matters and supported the growth of its life business in Asia. Low also previously held the positions of chairman of the board of Generali Indonesia and director for Generali Life (Hong Kong).

According to Generali, the appointment marks Low’s return to its life business in China. He was instrumental in its development as executive vice president and chief actuary, overseeing significant growth in terms of premium income and profitability.

Low is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and, prior to joining Generali, worked at Manulife, Hong Leong Assurance (Malaysia) and Insurance Corporation of Singapore. He holds a bachelor of economics degree from Macquarie University, majoring in actuarial studies and finance.

“As we look forward to the recovery, we are delighted to have Gavin back on board at Generali China Life, as he will be instrumental to helping us deliver on our growth plans,” said Rob Leonardi, Generali’s regional officer for Asia. “He’s proven to be an effective leader, having already helped shape our operations in China to where it is today, and I’m confident in the expertise he brings to the role, along with his commitment to our lifetime partner ambition.”

“I am honoured and excited to be leading Generali China Life and for the future of the company,” Low said. “We have an exceptionally talented team, along with our long-standing partner China National Petroleum Corporation, that is focused on honesty, customer-first, professionalism, innovation and taking the business to new heights.”