Swiss Re appoints head E&C Asia-Pacific

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Swiss Re appoints head E&C Asia-Pacific

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced the appointment of Patrice Nigon (pictured) as head of engineering & construction (E&C) Asia-Pacific (APAC). Nigon replaces Andre Martin, who was appointed as the firm’s head of innovative risk solutions APAC.

Nigon has 13 years of experience at Swiss Re, initially as a senior products specialist and later as the head of product centre engineering. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he worked as a senior engineering underwriter, a risk engineer, a loss adjuster for industrial business, and as a technical project manager.

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In his new role, Nigon will have oversight over Swiss Re’s engineering and construction business, offering traditional insurance products and innovative parametric solutions that span the entire construction project lifecycle from financing to operation

Nigon will lead the regional team of E&C underwriters based in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He will relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore on December 01.

“I am delighted that Patrice will be leading the team,” said Guido Benz, global head E&C at Swiss Re. “A proven leader with an impressive track record in APAC, Patrice is well-known in the market and has specialist knowledge in renewable energy and offshore wind projects as well as expanding product portfolios including inherent defects insurance. Patrice’s appointment positions our business strongly for the next stage of development and growth.”