Chubb has launched a new agency management and underwriting unit in Singapore.
The dedicated unit will manage the strategic growth of the agency distribution channel as well as its specific underwriting and service needs.
Two new appointments have been made for the new agency management and underwriting unit.
Kevin Xiong has been named as head of agency management and agency underwriting. Xiong joined Chubb in 2016 as head of agency, with close to a decade of experience in agency management as well as business development. In his expanded leadership role, Xiong will spearhead business development, general management and overall growth of the agency business in Singapore.
He will report to Adam Clifford, country president for Chubb in Singapore and in matrix to Jeslyn Tan, regional head of agency, APAC.
Alex Shi will assume the role of senior manager, agency underwriting and business development. Shi joined Chubb in 2016 as senior agency manager. With his new appointment, Shi succeeds Kieran Brennan who is now head of product development, small commercial division, Asia.
In Shi’s expanded role, he will have overall responsibility for leading and managing the development and growth of the agency underwriting business. He will report to Xiong and in matrix to Liam Burrell, division head of P&C, Singapore.
Commenting on the appointments Clifford said: “At Chubb, we are keen to enhance our partners’ ease of doing business with us. With this new unit, our agents will have dedicated touchpoints to service their business needs efficiently. Through on-going engagements with our agents, we will refine our product and service offerings in order for our agents to provide tailored solutions for their clients. Both Kevin and Alex bring valuable experience, strategic vision and most importantly, a shared passion for service excellence. With their leadership capabilities and proven track-record, I am confident in their ability to propel our agency business forward.”
Tan added: “The new unit is a testament of our commitment to provide agency-focused products and technology for a seamless service experience. Kevin and Alex have the energy and drive to deliver real value to our partners so they can grow their business more effectively with Chubb.”