Lloyd’s names CEO for Asia and Singapore country manager

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Lloyd’s has appointed Pavlos Spyropoulos (pictured) as CEO of Lloyd’s Asia and country manager for Singapore, effective July 29.

He reports to Iain Ferguson, regional director for Asia-Pacific and president, Lloyd’s Japan, according to a statement from the international insurance market.

Spyropoulos has been with Lloyd’s for over 12 years, since completing the Lloyd’s graduate scheme in 2008. In 2014, he relocated to Singapore to assume responsibility for Lloyd’s Asia market development function and to lead several strategic initiatives in Asia-Pacific, before becoming head of market development for the region in 2019. In this role, he has been responsible for

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Willis Towers Watson names new China leader

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Brokerage giant Willis Towers Watson will soon have a new leader in China – and it’s a familiar face.

Wise Xu (pictured), who is already the head of corporate risk and broking in China, will now take the country leader role from September 01. Wise takes the position from Smilla Yuan, who will be leaving the firm at the end of August.

Based in Beijing, Wise will now be working with a host of business leaders across China as the country looks to grow across its people and risk business.

“Over the last few years, we continue to see double-digit

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Chubb work-from-home survey shows signs of strain

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“We found a disconnect between behaviour and risk in two important areas,” said Sean Ringsted (pictured), chief digital officer and chief risk officer at Chubb. The first risk that has increased greatly in the work-from-home environment is cyber – but the survey shows that most workers are not concerned about it. Despite cyber security experts warning of elevated risks of cyberattacks in the remote work environment, less than half of consumers (46%) said they were concerned about cyber security while using tools to work remotely, and nearly half (49%) say they regularly or sometimes conduct business on personal devices or

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Sedgwick names new managing director for Japan operations

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Sedgwick has welcomed property and casualty (P&C) claims specialist Takeshi Nagao as the new managing director for its operations in Japan.

Nagao has over 40 years of industry experience and a strong background in complex claims, including those resulting from the Tohoku earthquake that devastated Japan in 2011 and the floods that impacted Thailand later that year. He earned a law degree from Tokyo University and is a first-class qualified loss adjuster, as certified by the General Insurance Association Japan (GIAJ).

“I am pleased to join Sedgwick in establishing itself as a market leader in the region,” Nagao said. “I

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