AXA has appointed Mr Gordon Watson Chief Executive Officer of Asia, which includes Japan, and a Member of the Management Committee of the AXA Group. He will assume the role on Jan 1, 2018 and will report to Mr Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA.
RGA announced the hiring of K.S. Gopalakrishnan (Gopal) as the country Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada - India Branch (RGA India), subject to the approval of IRDAI. Mr Gopal will join RGA on December 1.
Manulife announced that Mr Khoo Kah Siang has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Manulife Singapore. He will join Manulife's Asia Executive Committee and report directly to Manulife Asia CEO, Mr Anil Wadhwani. His appointment is effective from 9 February 2018, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals.
XL Catlin's insurance operations announced the appointment of Ms Shiwei Jin to Global Program & Captive Regional Director, Asia. In this new role, Ms Jin will be responsible for driving Global Program and Captive business as well as developing strong relationships with XL Catlin's broker partners and clients across Asia. Ms Jin takes on this expanded role while continuing her position as a key member of the Global Program Centre of Excellence team. She has relocated to XL Catlin's Hong Kong office from London and will continue reporting to Ms Sonja Ochsenkuehn, recently appointed Head of Global Programs for XL Catlin, based in New York.
Chubb announced the establishment of a division in Asia Pacific dedicated to the risk management needs of Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This new business division focuses solely on delivering a sustainable value proposition to SMEs through innovative products, tailored distribution strategies and convenient sales platforms.