Axis Re, a member of the reinsurance division of Bermuda based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Robert Hands as strategic account executive and head of Australia, reporting to Ann Haugh, president of global markets at AXIS Re.
Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for leading global client relationships for AXIS Re Strategic Partners in Australia, as well as all client management activities. He will also work closely with AXIS Re’s Asia Pacific team, led by Les Loh.
AXIS Re said the appointment of Hands further expands its commitment to the Asia Pacific marketplace, and to growing its business in the region.
Before joining AXIS Re he spent three years as CEO and principal officer of CNA Hardy Asia, where he managed all lines of business. Prior to that he was at Newline Group for more than 10 years He began his career as financial lines underwriter at Lloyd’s of London Syndicate, Talbot.