XL Catlin makes key appointments in two major Asian markets

Firm expands team in preparation for growing demand in the region

XL Catlin makes key appointments in two major Asian markets

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

XL Catlin has made two important appointments for its casualty insurance operations, naming Elishe Quek as underwriter, based in Singapore, and Alice Chong as senior underwriter, based in Hong Kong.

Quek will be in charge of retail liability insurance in the Singapore market, as well as wholesale casualty insurance across the entire Asian region. Meanwhile, Chong will work on developing the company’s casualty portfolio in Hong Kong.

Daniel Fay, regional product leader for international casualty insurance, commented: “The International Monetary Fund expects economic growth in Asia Pacific to reach 5.3%. Additionally it is forecast that insurance purchasing will increase by around 10% across Asia; investing in our casualty team in Singapore and Hong Kong positions us ideally to better meet this demand.”

He added: “[Quek and Chong] are both experienced underwriters and their knowledge of their local markets will prove invaluable to our brokers and clients across Asia.”

A veteran of over 22 years in the insurance industry, Quek joins XL Catlin from AIG Asia Pacific where she was a casualty underwriter. Prior to that, she also had stints with other major insurers in Asia, such as Sompo Japan Insurance, Aon Singapore and Tokio Marine Insurance.

Before moving to XL Catlin, Chong was also with AIG Hong Kong, where she spent nine years, most recently as casualty underwriting manager.

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