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Munich Re Syndicate reveals changes in senior roles

Munich Re Syndicate Limited has made three senior appointments in Munich Re Syndicate Asia to drive strategic growth initiatives in Asia.

The three appointees will report to Celine Ang, head of Asia at Munich Re Syndicate.

Tony Betteridge has been promoted to head of marine. Based in Singapore, his responsibilities include cargo, project cargo, hull and marine liability.

Betteridge brings with him knowledge and practical experience gained from over 40 years in the marine industry, including seafaring, risk engineering and underwriting, of which the last 20 years has been spent in the Asia Pacific region.

Joel Pridmore has been appointed as head of financial lines and business development, responsible for building the Syndicate’s portfolio in financial lines.  Pridmore also has added responsibilities in business development for other classes in Asia.

Pridmore joined Munich Re in Australia in 2014 having previously held various underwriting and portfolio management roles at the likes of AIG, Liberty and Zurich across the specialised financial, investment and professional lines classes of business.

William Song has been appointed to head of Munich Re Syndicate in China and director of underwriting for Munich Re underwriting division at Lloyds Insurance Company (China) Ltd. Song brings with him a career spanning 25 years with his most recent senior positions in China being the head of China mainland team for Aon Benfield, and assistant general manager for Kunlun Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd.

Both Betteridge and Pridmore will be based in Singapore whilst Song is based in Beijing.