Chubb has named Edward Ler as country president for its general insurance business in Korea.
Ler replaces Edward Kopp, who was recently appointed as the new country president for Chubb’s general insurance business in Thailand.
Ler joined Chubb in 2013 as senior vice president and regional head of personal lines, which includes oversight for motor, residential, high net worth and specialty personal lines. During 2014 to 2016, in addition to his business leadership role, he was concurrently president director for Chubb in Indonesia.
Ler’s 15 year career in the insurance industry spans a variety of managerial roles covering the APAC, the Middle East and European markets.
In his new role he will continue to report to Paul McNamee, Chubb’s regional president for APAC.
Soledad Muné will succeed Ler as the new APAC head of personal lines.
Presently chief underwriting officer (CUO), personal insurance for Chubb Overseas General, Muné is responsible for ensuring the continued profitability of the company’s international auto and residential insurance portfolios. Muné boasts over 15 years industry experience in both U.S. and international personal lines businesses.
In her new role, based in Singapore, Muné will report to McNamee and by matrix to Daryl Page, division president, international personal lines, Chubb Overseas General.
Both appointments are effective from 1 March 2018.
Commenting on the appointments McNamee said: “Our ability to move talent like Edward and Soledad across geographies when opportunities arise, speaks to the depth of talent we have at Chubb,”
“Edward is a highly experienced insurance professional with a proven track record of success. With his strong leadership skills, coupled with his passion for our business, he is an ideal fit for this country president role. Soledad has worked closely with Edward during his oversight of the personal lines portfolio. With a deep understanding of the business, backed by strong analytical and business development skills, Soledad is a natural choice to lead this vibrant and strategically important business for Chubb in Asia Pacific.”