Sedgwick bolsters Hong Kong arm with ex-Crawford hire

June 10 2020 by Andrew Tjaardstra

Sedgwick has appointed Amen Chiu, a former director at Crawford, as director of its Hong Kong operations.

Chiu (pictured) will work closely with Alex Tang chief executive of Hong Kong’s Sedgwick arm – which has an office on Hong Kong Island.

Tang took up the role last year after Pierreddy Wong left to join Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA), which is also in the Special Administrative Region. Two other senior former Sedgwick HK execs – CC Mak and Kevin Tsang – are also understood to have joined Wong at CTA, as the loss adjusting competition in the city heats up.

Chiu, a former Crawford Hong Kong exec, has more than 30 years of loss adjusting and claims experience, including holding senior roles in claims management at several international insurers. He has specialties in business interruption, casualty, employees’ compensation, property, public and product liability.

He is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters and associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

James Ong, Sedgwick’s Asia chief executive, commented: “His tenure and experience in adjusting and claims and his thorough expertise in various aspects of the industry make him a perfect match for our business.”

Chiu added: “I look forward to supporting clients in the Hong Kong market and beyond as [Sedgwick] continues to grow. I’m excited at the prospect of further developing Sedgwick’s presence in Hong Kong and look forward to working closely with my talented new colleagues.”

For a Q+A with James Ong see here.