AIG has appointed James Nash as president and chief executive officer of AIG Japan Holdings. Nash succeeds Robert L. Noddin, who will serve as non-executive chairman of AIG Japan until his retirement in 2021.
In his new role, which he is expected to assume in early 2021, Nash will oversee AIG’s operations and subsidiary companies in Japan, which comprise the largest foreign general insurance company in the country, a statement from the global insurer said. He will report to Jon Hancock, AIG’s CEO of international general insurance.
Nash joins AIG from Guy Carpenter, where he was most recently CEO of the international division with responsibility for Asia-Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. He joined Guy Carpenter in 1985 and has nearly 35 years’ experience in the industry, including 15 years in leadership roles in Japan. In 2008, he assumed the role of CEO, Asia-Pacific, serving on the firm’s global executive committee.
“AIG has a long, pioneering history in Japan that I am proud to lead as the company continues its remarkable journey as an industry leader,” said Nash regarding his appointment. “I look forward to returning to Japan and working with the talented team at AIG to build on the impressive tradition of innovation and superior customer service in this critical market.”