XL Catlin strengthens Asia casualty capability

September 6 2017 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

XL Catlin has hired Elishe Quek as an underwriter and Alice Chong as a senior underwriter in its casualty business, based in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively.

Quek will be responsible for retail liability insurance in Singapore and wholesale casualty insurance across Asia.

Chong will be responsible for developing XL Catlin’s casualty portfolio in Hong Kong.

“The International Monetary Fund expects economic growth in Asia Pacific to reach 5.3%,” said Daniel Fay, regional product leader of the international casualty division.

“Additionally, it is forecast that insurance purchasing will increase by around 10% across Asia. Investing in our casualty team in Singapore and Hong Kong positions us ideally to better meet this demand,” he added.

Quek brings with her more than 22 years of experience in the insurance industry and joins from AIG, where she was a casualty underwriter.

Prior to AIG, Elishe worked at Sompo Japan Insurance, Aon Singapore and Tokio Marine Insurance.

Chong has 11 years’ experience. She spent nine years at AIG in Hong Kong, where she most recently served as casualty underwriting manager.