Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jingwei Jia as Chief Executive Officer China effective immediately. Mr. Jia will be based in Shanghai and drive Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' strategy of building its China operations into a leading commercial insurer.
Mr. Jia comments: "Our financial strength, underwriting expertise and claims commitment will enable us to deliver value and innovative solutions for our clients. Our focus will be on building our reputation for helping Chinese corporations cover risks, especially those associated with climate change, construction, manufacturing and renewable energy."
Since joining Swiss Re in 2003, Mr. Jia has held senior business development and underwriting roles in China, Singapore, UK and the US. Mr. Jia succeeds Andreas Hillebrand, who has successfully led Corporate Solutions China since the acquisition of Sun Alliance, and will return to his post in Zurich as global head of credit and surety.
The appointment is subject to approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.
"With his multi-cultural perspective and experience as Chief Operations Officer of our China operations, Jingwei will be invaluable in growing the company," says Fred Kleiterp, CEO Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "He is the ideal successor to lead our team in China."
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has offices in the following Asia-Pacific locations: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Labuan, Melbourne, Nanjing, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.