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Hannover Re adds Swiss Re’s Sharon Ooi to Exec Board to bolster Asia focus

4th August 2022 - Author: Luke Gallin

Sharon Ooi of Swiss Re is set to join reinsurer Hannover Re’s Executive Board to strengthen its focus on Asia in January 2023, primarily based in Hong Kong.

sharon-ooi-hannover-reIn her new role, Ooi will oversee the further expansion of the company’s property and casualty reinsurance business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ooi joins from rival reinsurance firm Swiss Re, who she joined in Asia in 2006, most recently serving as the Sydney-based Head of Australia and New Zealand. Previously, she held a variety of roles at Swiss Re’s property and casualty business in Asia.

Torsten Leue, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hannover Re, commented on the appointment of Ooi to this additional seat: “With Sharon Ooi, we have been able to attract an internationally recognised expert for the growth region of Asia-Pacific to Hannover Re. I look forward to working with her.”

Hannover Re’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jean-Jacques Henchoz, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sharon to Hannover Re’s Executive Board. She will play a crucial role in shaping Hannover Re’s further expansion in Asia-Pacific as the region is gradually evolving into the world’s largest insurance market. Sharon has proven her skills in various positions throughout the region and has an intimate knowledge of the markets.”

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On her new role, Ooi said: “I’m thrilled to join Hannover Re and am very much looking forward to further developing the company’s dedicated growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. I’m fully convinced of the future opportunities that the region I call home has to offer. Hannover Re is very well positioned to partner with its clients in this important region.”

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