24 July 2014Actuarial & underwriting

Willis hires leaders for TMT and risk services in Asia

Willis Group Holdings, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has made two key appointments to grow its business in Asia.

Sirikit Oh has been appointed managing director, Asia head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT). She joins from Marsh, where she was technology practice leader for Asia, and Asia Head of Market Relationship Management.

Chia Woon Ping joins as risk services regional director for North Asia. He joins from Marsh Risk Consulting, where he was the North Asia property practice leader. Both new roles will be based in Singapore.

Adam Garrard, Regional CEO of Willis Asia, says: "These are vital hires who will help connect and grow our business across Asia and globally. Both Sirikit and Woon Ping bring a wealth of experience gained from across the region in their respective specialties.

"Sirikit will lead an industry group to seamlessly connect with leaders around the Willis world to bring industry-leading value creation to local markets. Woon Ping will assume responsibility for the delivery of risk services across North Asia, including risk engineering and risk consultancy services."

Commenting on her appointment, Sirikit Oh says: "I was attracted by Willis' enthusiasm for the TMT segment - a dynamic, competitive and fast-changing business sector, which has seen unprecedented changes in our lifetime. I am excited by the opportunity to build a new Asia TMT team, and provide our clients with cutting-edge risk analysis and insurance solutions."

Chia Woon Ping adds: "I am delighted to join the Willis engineering and risk management team. Willis' ability to bring together excellent risk engineering and management solutions, as well as superb broking capabilities, is key to making it the preferred partner for clients. I look forward to further developing that capability for the benefit of our clients in this region and beyond."