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Howden Specialty hires Surya Wijaya as Divisional Director

6th May 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Howden Specialty has appointed Surya Wijaya as Divisional Director to its growing Natural Resources division in Asia Pacific.

Howden logoWijaya will be based in Singapore and report to Matt Savitt, Head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific.

He brings years of industry experience, having held roles at Aon, JLT and Marsh JLT Specialty over the past eight years, following a successful career in the banking industry.

Wijaya’s was most recently Head of Downstream for Willis Singapore, where he was responsible for handling a number of major energy accounts in the region.

He will access both local and regional natural resources markets, in addition to working closely with colleagues in Howden Specialty’s other hubs in Miami, Bermuda, London, Luxembourg and Dubai.

Matt Savitt, Head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, commented: “I am thrilled that Surya is joining the group and excited to work closely with him. Surya’s insights and strong relationships in the market will be invaluable as we look to realise our vision of providing a credible and best-in-class alternative for energy clients in the region.”

Paul O’Neill, Howden Specialty CEO Asia Pacific, said: “Adding industry expertise like Surya’s significantly enhances our ability to deliver client solutions. Our teams, based in key international insurance and reinsurance markets across the globe, are structured to work as a single team that collectively deliver the best world markets have to offer and game-changing solutions for clients.”

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