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Great American Insurance opens in Singapore

Great American Insurance opens in Singapore

The US-headquartered insurer expects to employ about 100 staff in Singapore over the next five years.

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IAG’s chief strategy officer set to exit

IAG’s chief strategy officer set to exit

Chief strategy officer Leona Murphy is reportedly leaving, just one month after CEO steps down.

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Odyssey Re gets approval to establish office in Beijing

Odyssey Re gets approval to establish office in Beijing

The US-headquartered reinsurer says China is a strategically important and evolving market.

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AIG appoints first independent directors in Singapore

AIG appoints first independent directors in Singapore

Shirish Apte and Isabella Loh have agreed to a three-year term, effective from mid-October.

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ACE names new regional marine risk manager

ACE names new regional marine risk manager

Sivakumaran Divakaaran joins the multiline insurer from Charles Taylor Marine in Malaysia.

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Zurich’s Choi takes on regional role for life business

Zurich’s Choi takes on regional role for life business

Paula Choi has been appointed to an Asia-Pacific regional role of chief market management officer.

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MPI Generali appoints Oliver Tan as chief executive

MPI Generali appoints Oliver Tan as chief executive

Tan had previously been head of the Kuala Lumpur branch of SwissRe since 2012.

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Markel appoints new head in China

Markel appoints new head in China

Hu Qianhai has been appointed to lead the team providing solutions to Chinese insurers.

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Markel hires assistant trade credit underwriter in Singapore

Markel hires assistant trade credit underwriter in Singapore

Bennett Wong joins from UOB and will develop relationships with clients and brokers around Asia.

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QBE hires Martin Allan to head claims for Asia Pacific

QBE hires Martin Allan to head claims for Asia Pacific

The former Singapore country manager for Crawford & Co is tasked with strengthening claims capability.

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Richard Collis to run risk consulting and software at Towers Watson

Richard Collis to run risk consulting and software at Towers Watson

The hire is part of a strategy to grow its insurance advisory, solutions and software business.

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Generali creates new role for head of Asia M&A, strategy

Generali creates new role for head of Asia M&A, strategy

John Spence will assume responsibility for M&A, strategic alliances and regional initiatives in Asia.

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MetLife appoints Bharat Kannan to lead distribution

MetLife appoints Bharat Kannan to lead distribution

He will lead agency, bancassurance, employee benefits and global relationship management channels.

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Khor Hock Seng to step down as CEO of Aviva Asia

Khor Hock Seng to step down as CEO of Aviva Asia

Chris Wei will continue to oversee the region and lead Aviva’s Asia growth strategy.

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QBE hires Mark Lingafelter to grow Asia-Pacific business

QBE hires Mark Lingafelter to grow Asia-Pacific business

The former CEO of Chubb in Australia joins as managing director for the region.

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ACE appoints head of corporate distribution, accident and health

ACE appoints head of corporate distribution, accident and health

Amir Ghaffar tasked with expanding ACE’s corporate distribution channels in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Cigna names new Singapore country manager

Cigna names new Singapore country manager

Lena Tsia will lead the company as it realigns Singapore and Asia-Pacific businesses.

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AIA appoints Mark Konyn as CIO

AIA appoints Mark Konyn as CIO

The former chief executive of Cathay Conning Asset Management will take over from John Chu on September 1.

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