Swiss Re announces three key APAC appointments

Moves underscore firm’s commitment to high-growth region

Swiss Re announces three key APAC appointments

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Swiss Re has made three appointments to its Asia-Pacific leadership team across its life & health and property & casualty business lines.

These appointments, according to the reinsurer’s statement, underscore its focus and commitment to this high-growth region.

Jolene Loh (pictured) was named director, head of life & health client markets, Southeast Asia, effective March 09. In her new role, she leads the company’s life & health in-market solutions and client servicing teams in Southeast Asia.

Loh joined Swiss Re with more than 25 years of experience in the re/insurance industry, spanning multiple markets in Asia. Based in Singapore, she leads the team and collaborates with clients to turn market opportunities into growth in Southeast Asia, as well as help Swiss Re tap into rapid growth opportunities.

“The rapid rise of a tech-savvy, middle-class segment fuelling demand for life and health insurance presents new growth opportunities for us in Southeast Asia,” Marianne Gilchrist, managing director, head of globals and life & health, South Asia “Loh's wealth of experience will add to our strong abilities to explore and establish new partnerships and client engagement platforms. Loh will also play an instrumental role in leveraging our digital strategy to accelerate our penetration and close the protection gap in these high-growth frontier markets.”

Reuben Ng has assumed the role of head of broker business development, Asia starting March 01. Also based in Singapore, he leads the development of new opportunities and drive business growth with key brokers, and lead a cross functional team to build partnerships that will lead to new revenue streams in the region. Prior to this appointment, Ng was vice president, client strategy & solutions, Asia at Swiss Re, with more than 12 years of regional experience across retail non-life and commercial P&C insurance.

Yau Siew Choi, formerly head of casualty underwriting, has taken on a new remit as head of P&C solutions APAC since January. Based in Singapore, Yau is tasked with driving the delivery of P&C solutions across the region by building strong client partnerships to drive innovation and leveraging Swiss Re's global expertise. She has more than 16 years of senior leadership experience in the insurance industry, including underwriting, product and pricing development, project management, and corporate strategy.

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