Canopius hires credit and political risk underwriter

July 12 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Canopius has appointed Jamie Jeffers as underwriter, credit & political risk, Canopius Asia Pacific.

Jeffers will join from Willis Towers Watson, where he served as executive director, financial solutions — credit and political risk.

Based in Singapore, he will start on September 9 and report to Yann Marmonier, head of insurance, Asia Pacific & MENA, and Bernie de Haldevang, Canopius’ head of specialty, in London.

Jeffers will support the company’s ambition to expand in the Asia-Pacific region by targeting bank and corporate business.

Marmonier said: “[Jeffers] brings the balance of skills essential for Canopius to capitalise on the significant credit and political risks opportunities emanating from the region. His appointment signifies the importance of [credit and political risk] to Canopius in its continuing expansion across the Asia Pacific and it gives me great pleasure to welcome [Jeffers] to the team.”

Previously Jeffers was head of insurance — financial institutions for Westpac in Sydney, and before that he was a financial credit analyst for AIB in Dublin.