Berkley Insurance Asia recruits Hong Kong head of casualty

December 21 2018 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Berkley Insurance Asia has expanded its casualty team in Hong Kong with the hire of Joby Lau (pictured). Lau will head up the casualty portfolio for the (re)insurer’s Hong Kong team.

Lau, previously a casualty underwriter at Liberty International Underwriters, has 11 years of insurance experience and has also worked at Marsh.

Lau joins an expanding team of specialty underwriters and will report to Aaron Yip, chief executive of Berkley Insurance Asia’s Hong Kong branch.

Berkley Insurance Asia, a subsidiary of US giant WR Berkley Corporation, recently celebrated the second anniversary of its Hong Kong office.

Established in the region in 2016, the offers a range of specialty insurance and facultative reinsurance. Singapore-based Shasi Nair is the chief executive of Berkley Insurance Asia.

Last month Berkley Insurance Asia appointed Manson Ma as head of marine for the Greater China region.

Berkley’s expansion comes as other insurers look to cut back in Hong Kong, including Tokio Marine Kiln.