Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has named Evariste Yeung as head of property and casualty, North Asia.
Yeung will be based in Shanghai and report to Richard Collis, managing director for WTW’s insurance consulting and technology business in Asia Pacific.
In what is a newly created divisional role, he is responsible for growing the North Asia general insurance consulting practice. This involves developing new business opportunities and leading the team to deliver excellent results for clients, particularly across China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan markets.
This North Asia role supplements the recent appointment of Mr David Maneval, leading property and casualty (P&C) for South-east Asia.
Yeung’s role also includes a regional remit to grow the general insurance mergers and acquisitions practice across Asia Pacific. With two decades of P&C insurance experience across Asia and the UK, his extensive expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, actuarial, innovative product and pricing strategies, automation, advanced analytics, and claims. With these skills, along with deep business management and client relationship skills, he will help companies to innovate and employ forward-looking strategies to succeed beyond next generation market challenges.
Prior to joining WTW, Yeung served as chief underwriting officer, consumer insurance, personal accident of AIG Japan Holdings. Before this he took on numerous key actuarial roles at AIG Asia Pacific, AXA Direct Japan, AXA UK, Aon Re Asia and Morgan Stanley Japan.