Insurtech firm UnderwriteMe has announced the appointment of Paul Hughes to the newly created role of Head of Asia-Pacific.
He will be responsible for leading the UnderwriteMe teams in Asia and Australia across all functions.
Hughes’ remit includes designing and implementing a strategy for the Asia-Pacific region designed to deliver growth over the coming years.
Hughes has worked in the life and health industry in Asia for over 25 years and has held a number of senior roles at Swiss Re, Aviva, AIA and most recently MetLife.
These include positions such as Chief Marketing Officer, Group Head of Product, Claims & Operations Transformation and Chief Underwriter.
In his new role, Hughes will report to CEO James Tait and join the Senior Management Team at UnderwriteMe.
“I am delighted to be joining such an innovative company like UnderwriteMe,” said Hughes.
“The Underwriting Platform is market leading and the future product developments are exciting. With automated structured evidence assessments being developed and text mining projects to explore other potential technology solutions, UnderwriteMe is a great place to be joining.”
James Tait, CEO of UnderwriteMe, also commented: “We have great opportunity for growth across all areas of the business in 2021 and we’re pleased Paul has joined to help take UnderwriteMe to the next level in the Asia-Pacific region. This appointment shows our real intent to transform the global Life Insurance industry through technology.”