Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has announced the appointment of Patrice Nigon as Head Engineering & Construction (E&C) Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately.
Nigon, who in his new role will oversee the company’s engineering and construction business, succeeds Andre Martin, who became Head of Innovative Risk Solutions APAC for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
From the Singapore-based position he will lead the regional team of E&C underwriters based in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Nigon joins with 13 years of experience at Swiss Re, initially as a Senior Products Specialist and later as the Head Product Centre Engineering.
Before joining Swiss Re, he worked as a Senior Engineering Underwriter, a Risk Engineer, a loss adjuster for industrial business, and as a technical project manager. He has experience working in Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich.
“I am delighted that Patrice will be leading the team,” states Guido Benz, Global Head E&C.
“A proven leader with an impressive track record in APAC, Patrice is well-known in the market and has specialist knowledge in renewable energy and offshore wind projects as well as expanding product portfolios including inherent defects insurance.
“Patrice’s appointment positions our business strongly for the next stage of development and growth.”