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Generali (GC&C) appoints Head of Underwriting in Asia

17th September 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Brendan McDonald as Head of Underwriting for Asia.

McDonald joined Generali in 2018 as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting for GC&C Asia.

Prior to that, he was Head of Liability at Oman Insurance Company and held several roles at Zurich, including as Head of Professional Indemnity & Casualty Lines, Middle East.

In his new role, McDonald will be responsible for driving GC&C’s growth and underwriting strategy in Asia.

Based out of Generali’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, he will report directly to Head of GC&C Asia, Axel Roesner.

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“We are delighted to announce the promotion appointment of Brendan as Head of Underwriting for our segment in Asia, and to see how we have been able to leverage on our strong talent pool,” said Roesner.

“This appointment reflects our dedication to further accelerate profitable growth in the Asian market and to provide high-quality underwriting expertise to clients and brokers,” he continued.

“I am sure that Brendan will strongly contribute to the execution of our strategy and daily efforts in being our customers’ lifetime partner by adding value beyond the policy and helping their business succeed.”

McDonald also commented: “Although the current macro-economic environment can present challenges, we are well equipped with experienced underwriters who can provide first-class and tailor made solutions to address the specific needs of our customers.”

“I am happy to be a member of a great underwriting team and to be part of the continued growth of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial business in Asia.”

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