Sedgwick appoints James Ong as head of Asia

May 8 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

James Ong has joined Sedgwick as chief executive for Asia.

Singapore-based Ong was previously managing director and chief executive of Kuala Lumpur-based loss adjusters Maphilindo International; he is specialised in handling large and complex losses.

He will lead the adjuster’s Asian growth strategy, where it has 12 offices, and work closely with Sedgwick’s Singapore chief executive David Seng and Singapore chairman Nehemiah Neo; he will report to Ian Muress, the firm’s chief executive of international operations.

Sedgwick has made several senior appointments in Asia over the past few months.

Terry Dunning joined in March as head of business development, Asia and is based in the adjuster’s Hong Kong office; he was formerly Asia head of claims at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial.

Stephen Hope has become Asia executive director, head of major and complex losses. Based in Singapore, Hope leads the major and complex loss team in Asia; he was previously global practice leader of Sedgwick’s mining and resources division, based in Australia.

In addition, Darren Livengood joined in February as regional manager for Sedgwick’s operations in Japan and Korea and catastrophe manager for Asia. Based in Tokyo he joined the firm from Zurich where he was international program claims director — also in Tokyo.

Muress commented: “These new leaders bring considerable knowledge of and experience in insurance, loss adjusting, client services and management to our already strong leadership teams in Asia, together, they will ensure the successful integration of our combined businesses and strengthen our market presence across the region.”