Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Patrice Nigon as Head Engineering & Construction (E&C) Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Nigon will oversee our engineering and construction business, offering traditional insurance products and innovative parametric solutions that span the entire construction project lifecycle from financing to operation. Mr. Nigon succeeds Andre Martin, who became Head of Innovative Risk Solutions APAC for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
Patrice will lead the regional team of E&C underwriters based in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He will relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore as of 1 December 2019.
"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."
Patrice holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from SUPELEC Paris (Grande Ecole) and a 1st Class Master / Chief Engineer of the French Merchant Marine Academy. He has 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.
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