Job Overview

Global Underwriting Director

Location: Hong Kong Salary: $competitive
Type: Permanent Contact: Elliot Steen
Posted: about 1 year ago

We are currently working with an exciting global medical health insurance company in looking for a leader for their underwriting functions.

With a head office based here in HK the role will oversee global underwriting and a sizeable book of business. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in leading a high performing team to develop their career in a global leadership role with the growing IPMI space.


  • Oversee global underwriting and portfolio growth
  • Lead product design and pricing as well as relationship development
  • Establish, implement underwriting guidelines and manuals
  • Ensure that the company has a competitive edge in the industry; working on innovation and technological advances with IPMI and digital
  • Oversee a team of experienced underwriters and conducting performance analysis
  • Produce policy wording and have some input on claims
  • As part of leadership team; work on strategy and division planning across own department plus sales, operations, claims and marketing
  • Maintain a high level of service to all external and internal partners
  • Offer training, mentorship and advice to junior team members


  • 10 years of underwriting experience
  • Good understanding of medical and/or health insurance ideally IPMI
  • Excellent leadership with proven track record of developing teams
  • Good understanding of regulatory functions, insurance law, contract wordings and binding authority with reinsurance companies.
  • Good knowledge of market technologies and how to implement them
  • Strong communicator who can engage well internally and externally
  • Regional knowledge of APAC market
  • Commercial astuteness and ability to think outside of the box for problem solving and client solutions
  • Candidate based in Hong Kong will get priority