FWD Group has named Robert Schimek as managing director and group chief operating officer (COO).
Schimek has international leadership experience in the global insurance industry, most recently serving as CEO of AIG’s global commercial insurance business where he was responsible for the company’s global property, casualty, financial lines and specialty products and services.
Prior to this Schimek was CEO of the Americas for AIG, responsible for its insurance operations in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Europe, the Middle East & Africa where he managed all aspects of its insurance business for the region.
Schimek previously served as the chief financial officer (CFO) of AIG’s global property casualty business.
Before joining AIG, he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche where he worked for 18 years.
Commenting on the appointment, FWD Group CEO, Huynh Thanh Phong said: “We’re delighted to expand our executive leadership team with such a great international talent as Rob. His extensive knowledge and experience in the global insurance industry will make him an invaluable source of insight and additional leadership to FWD. Rob will work closely with myself and our Group executive team to build on our successful expansion and future growth.”
Schimek said: “I’m looking forward to embracing the opportunities ahead together with FWD’s energetic and accomplished team. As one of the fastest growing insurers in Asia, FWD has a compelling vision to change the way people feel about insurance. This vision and the values of the company resonated strongly with me, and I’m thrilled to be coming on board at this exciting time in FWD’s journey.”