Gallagher builds on construction and energy with key Asia appointment

Mark Chan will lead the insurer's growth plans in North Asia

Gallagher builds on construction and energy with key Asia appointment

Construction & Engineering

By Kenneth Araullo

Gallagher has strengthened its Asian foundations with the appointment of Mark Chan as its head of construction and energy within the region. In this role, Chan will lead the insurance broker’s growth plans in North Asia as he works closely with the specialist global energy and construction teams operating from the UK and the US.

Armed with 25 years of industry experience spanning the China, Taiwan, and the Macau markets, Chan has managed client portfolios across construction, power and utilities, infrastructure, and energy. Chan previously worked at Oneglobal, where he held the responsibility of developing its construction, power, and energy client base across North Asia. He also held senior roles at Allianz, AON, and Marsh.

According to his LinkedIn, Chan has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the National Taiwan University and  a master's degree in geotechnical engineering from National Taiwan University. He also holds an MBA from National Chengchi University.

Admiring Gallagher’s “approach to doing business and its culture”

“I am thrilled to be joining Gallagher to lead and build on the growth of its energy and construction practices in North Asia,” Chan said in a press release. “I have long admired Gallagher’s approach to doing business and its culture was highly attractive to me. Both the construction and energy sectors are changing at pace in the region and the opportunity to be part of delivering on Gallagher’s growth plans is a very exciting prospect.”

In this new role, Chan will report to Gallagher North Asia CEO Thomas Wang.

“Having the expertise and experience of Mark speaks directly to our growth plans in construction and energy,” Wang said. “Ensuring we have experienced people on hand to support clients, who understand their sector and the challenges that they are facing, is core to our strategy and Mark’s appointment demonstrates our absolute commitment to this approach; I am thrilled to have him joining Gallagher and I look forward to working with him as we continue our expansion.”

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