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Swiss Re announces two appointments within Asia P&C business

19th July 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced two leadership appointments in Asia to support the firm’s continued growth across Southeast Asia, India, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

swiss reBoth appointments are within the reinsurer’s property and casualty (P&C) operations, and includes the addition of Hans-Joachim Zimmerman as Head of Client Markets, P&C (Conventional), Malaysia, effective July 15th 2019.

In his new role, Zimmerman will take responsibility for marketing, origination, and client relationship management activities of P&C conventional business in Malaysia and Indo-China countries. He brings more than twenty years of industry experience to Swiss Re, and previously spent ten years with Allianz in Germany before joining AXA in 1999.

Most recently, Zimmerman served as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) at AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad in Malaysia.

Xinmei Zheng is set to be appointed Head of Client Markets, P&C, Hong Kong & Taiwan, effective August 1st, 2019. She will be responsible for marketing, origination, and client relationship management activities of P&C operations across Hong Kong/Macau and Taiwan markets. She joined Swiss Re in 2008 and most recently served as Client Manager & Market Underwriter for P&C Reinsurance. Zheng replaces David Alexander, who is to retire.

Swiss Re’s Head of P&C Reinsurance for Southeast Asia, India, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Victor Kuk said: “Hans-Joachim and Xinmei bring with them extensive industry experience and possess a deep understanding of this region. I am confident they will play a critical role in driving our Property & Casualty business in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.”

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