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Arbol hires Jeffrey Khoo as Vice Chairman, APAC

5th October 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Arbol Inc., a global climate risk solutions platform, has appointed Jeffrey Khoo as Vice Chairman, APAC.

His appointment is part of the company’s expansion strategy into APAC.

Most recently Khoo served as Chief Marketing Officer at ED Broking, and before that served as Head of Food and Agriculture Sales, Asia at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

He brings decades of experience within the agriculture and insurance sectors, and within his new role he will oversee the launch of Arbol’s APAC operations this fall in Singapore.

Previously Khoo has served in various senior positions across different firms, including a stint as General Manager of a SGX mainboard listed Guangzhao IFB, Agribusiness Director of private equity firm Caudex Asia, and Deputy CEO of Green Agritech International.

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He currently serves as the Food and Beverage Chairperson at the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and was previously their Honorary Treasurer.

Moreover, in 2021,  Khoo was recognized with the 2021 Imergey Luminaries Awards APAC, which honours professionals in a variety of industries and regions who are building communities, followership and starting thoughtful conversations.

“I am excited to join Arbol and help make the company a leader in parametrics and climate risk solutions across APAC,” said Khoo.

“APAC needs data-driven, parametric climate risk solutions to help address the sizable coverage gap that exists for climate and weather related events. Arbol has all of the tools to address this global coverage gap, and bring solutions to APAC that enable long-term financial resilience for impacted businesses.”

Sid Jha, Founder and CEO, Arbol, added: “Jeffrey is a respected and influential leader in the agricultural space who brings to Arbol decades of invaluable experience in key sectors where we have positioned ourselves as a global leader in parametric climate solutions. Arbol is well positioned to fill a gap in the market for customizable, data-driven climate risk solutions and parametric insurance across APAC and we are excited about the potential for working with companies in the region.”

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