RKH Specialty has named Paul O’Neill as CEO of its Asia Pacific business.
O’Neill will join RKH in Singapore on May 1 and will assume the role once local regulatory formalities are finalised.
He was previously chief underwriting officer of specialty at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and a member of the board of management.
O’Neill was previously regional manager for energy at AGCS in Singapore, between 2003 and 2007. His insurance career started with him conducting risk-engineering reviews for the London insurance market, before he transitioned into underwriting at Lloyd’s.
The appointment allows current APAC CEO Stuart Beatty to move into a new role as head of RKH Reinsurance Brokers APAC. Beatty will look to expand the reinsurance business in the region.
Paul Redgate, deputy chairman of RKH Specialty, said it is a “hugely exciting time” for RKH as it comes together with Howden to blend the full breadth and strength of their product expertise in Asia and beyond.
“We are focussed on making our distribution channels more accessible, more efficient and more effective for our clients and we will continue to invest in and strengthen resources to deliver this,” Redgate added.
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