Sedgwick has welcomed property and casualty (P&C) claims specialist Takeshi Nagao as the new managing director for its operations in Japan.
Nagao has over 40 years of industry experience and a strong background in complex claims, including those resulting from the Tohoku earthquake that devastated Japan in 2011 and the floods that impacted Thailand later that year. He earned a law degree from Tokyo University and is a first-class qualified loss adjuster, as certified by the General Insurance Association Japan (GIAJ).
“I am pleased to join Sedgwick in establishing itself as a market leader in the region,” Nagao said. “I look forward to working with such a dynamic team of Sedgwick colleagues around the world to enhance the value we can deliver to clients.”
Before Joining Sedgwick, Nagao worked in a multinational insurance company and honed his technical and legal expertise in construction, energy, business interruption, liability, and specialty claims in global insurance programs.
In this new role, he is expected to bring a wealth of experience in performing loss investigations, claims management, reinsurance recovery litigation, audits, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Sedgwick Asia chief executive officer James Ong said: “Nagao-san’s experience and extensive background in complex claims make him the right candidate to lead Sedgwick into the future, positioning the company for sustained growth. He will continue to transform the business and secure our leading position in this important market for us and our customers.”