Canopius appoints head of reinsurance for Asia Pacific

October 3 2018 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Canopius has announced the appointment of Nattakorn Wattanaumphaipong as head of reinsurance Asia Pacific. He will join the Canopius Singapore office in January 2019 and report to Jamie Wakeling, chief underwriting officer for reinsurance.

Wattanaumphaipong joins from Swiss Re where he has held multiple senior roles over a 13-year career, including most recently head of property Asia ex-Japan and China, and previously head of property and casualty China.

“Canopius has a long-term committed strategy in Asia Pacific, which includes significant investment and a focus on new talent joining the business, as we aim to grow across the region,” said Mark Newman, chief executive officer Asia Pacific and Middle East North Africa.

“Hiring [Wattanaumphaipong] supports our key regional objectives and we’re delighted that he is coming on board. As a proven leader and developer of talent, he is entrepreneurial and motivated, and has strong commercial acumen and multi-line reinsurance experience. Natt will bring a dynamic new aspect to Canopius in the Asia Pacific, enabling us to better serve our customers.”