MSIG Asia appoints head of technical services

Executive to handle firm's regional underwriting, reinsurance, and claims functions

MSIG Asia appoints head of technical services

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

MSIG Asia has appointed Victorio Villar (pictured) as senior vice president and head of technical services, overseeing the underwriting, reinsurance, and claims functions across the Southeast Asian region.

Villar is based in Singapore, and his remit covers 15 MSIG business units located in all 10 ASEAN countries, as well as Hong Kong and Oceania. He has more than four decades of experience in the underwriting of complex property risks and building large portfolios across the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions. Villar joined MSIG after more than 25 years at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty, where he was most recently regional property head, Asia.

"We are very excited that Victorio has decided to join us,” said Clemens Philippi, MSIG Asia CEO. “With his technical expertise, long-term experience, and wide connections, he is a great fit to enhance our value proposition. As we gain momentum and seek new areas of growth, Victorio's in-depth knowledge for underwriting, reinsurance and risk engineering will make a huge difference to our operations.”

“In today's challenging and dynamic environment, it has never been more essential for insurers to build a resilient underwriting framework to mitigate volatility and create real value to all stakeholders,” Villar said. “The road ahead will be exciting, and I look forward to working closely with all MSIG colleagues across all countries and all functions, including business development and digital, to deliver sustainable profitable growth.”

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