WTW appoints new CRB leaders for Southeast Asia and Singapore

Both will take on their roles from Jan. 2

WTW appoints new CRB leaders for Southeast Asia and Singapore

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

WTW has announced significant leadership appointments within its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) division for Southeast Asia and Singapore effective from Jan. 2. Rupert Roberts (pictured above left) will assume the role of head of CRB for Southeast Asia, while Christine Lau (pictured above, right) will become head of CRB Singapore.

In his new position, Roberts will collaborate with WTW’s CRB country leaders in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, as well as partners in Malaysia and Thailand, aiming to drive business growth in Southeast Asia. Roberts, who joined WTW a year ago as chief of staff for its CRB Asia business, brings extensive experience in retail, wholesale, and specialty insurance segments from both Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Lau, transitioning from her current role as head of client services in WTW’s Singapore CRB business, will focus on expanding the CRB business in Singapore. Her responsibilities will include managing large accounts and speciality industries, working closely with regional teams. Lau's appointment is backed by over 25 years of broking experience in Singapore, including six years with WTW.

Luke Ware, head of CRB Asia at WTW, commented on the region's diversity and dynamism, noting the varying stages of economic development and the prevalent issue of under-insurance in many markets. He emphasised the critical role that both Roberts and Lau will play in addressing these challenges, leveraging their unique skill sets and industry experience to aid organisations in enhancing resilience as they expand in Southeast Asia.

“The two appointments we have made also demonstrate our commitment in investing and promoting talent in WTW as we strive to be the leading specialty broker and risk advisor, delivering differentiated value and smarter solutions to our clients,” Ware said.

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