MSIG has appointed Philip Kent as its new CEO, succeeding Kenneth Reid who has retired after 26 years with MSIG Hong Kong.
Kent most recently served as executive vice president of planning for the Singapore-based regional holding company, MSIG Holdings Asia, over the last two years leading business development across the region and spearheading the regional digital strategy in Asia.
With over 28 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Kent has encompassed leadership and technical roles across Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Commenting on the appointment Alan Wilson, regional CEO, MSIG Holdings Asia said: “We are pleased to have Philip lead MSIG Hong Kong as CEO. His accomplishments and track record of building strong partner relationships and inspiring colleagues make him an ideal leader. He is also very familiar with the market having worked in Hong Kong for 11 years,”
He added: “The industry is dynamic with many insurers going digital and leveraging on new technologies. With Philip’s experience, he will be able to continue the digital transformation that Ken has started for MSIG, ensuring that we are well placed to continue serving the needs of our customers in Hong Kong.”
Reid retired from the role after leading MSIG Hong Kong as CEO for 13 years and after a successful career of nearly 35 years with the Group.