Generali appoints Asian health head

Generali Asia has appointed Dr Hak Hong Soo as its regional head of health, Asia.

Soo will report directly to Roberto Leonardi, regional officer for Asia. The company announced the appointment via a statement but did not state who Soo replaced in the position, if anyone.

Based in the regional hub in Hong Kong, Soo will be responsible for strengthening Generali’s Health business in the market and accelerating its leadership presence in Asia.

Soo has over 20 years of experience in both direct insurance and reinsurance in Asia, with diverse regional exposure especially in Greater China, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. He has strong actuarial and management expertise in life and health product development, actuarial pricing, product strategy and health business management.

Prior to joining Generali, he was with Munich Re in various senior management positions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Before that, he also held senior actuarial positions in direct insurance companies including serving as the chief actuary of PT AJ Sequis Life in Indonesia.

Generali is an independent, Italian organisation with a strong international presence. Established in 1831, it is present in over 60 countries with total premium income exceeding €70bn in 2016, with over 74,000 employees in the world, and 55 million clients.

In Asia, Generali operates in 10 markets: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

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