AGCS SINGAPORE APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF ENGINEERING FOR ASIA REGION
Source: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Press Release, 14 November 2013 On November 18, Chris van Gend was appointed the new Regional Manager Engineering Asia for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). In this new role, Chris is responsible for AGCS Engineering Underwriting across the Asian Region and is based in AGCS’s Singapore office. Prior to joining AGCS, Chris was Head of the Asia Pacific Hub for Catlin’s Energy and Construction lines of business, responsible for the development, management and underwriting of the Onshore Energy & Construction portfolios in Asia Pacific. During his nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Chris held a range of underwriting roles in Australia and Singapore, including energy, construction and marine. AGCS is targeting growth for its engineering business across Asia with specialist AGCS teams in Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong, and with the support of Allianz companies in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Laos. The company already insures a wide range of engineering risks in the region, supporting clients in many sectors including construction, renewable energy, power and utilities, oil and gas, heavy industries, major heavy civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and transportation systems including rolling stock.