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Liberty appoints Chief Risk Officer for Asia

26 May 2020, SINGAPORE –  Kim Swan today joins Liberty Specialty Markets as the Chief Risk Officer for Asia, based in Singapore.

“This is a new role and a significant appointment for our team in Asia. The regulatory environment in Asia is diverse with multiple regulators to work with and Kim will help us meet that challenge,” said Matthew Jackson, Senior Vice President and Asia Leader, Liberty Specialty Markets.  
 
“In the past five years we’ve significantly and profitably grown our business in Asia. Last year we added a Japan desk, based in Singapore, replicating the already successful Korean desk (based in Singapore and Hong Kong) that we have had for over 10 years. In addition to our core Casualty, Financial lines, Energy, Property, Construction, Marine and Product Recall products we also continue to expand with some of our global product lines in the region, including Credit & Political Risk, Surety, Terrorism and Global Transaction Solutions. More recently we have incorporated Liberty Mutual Reinsurance’s (Treaty Reinsurance) offering through our Singapore licence.”
 
“All of this growth and expansion means we need close and frequent contact with regulators in many countries across the region. We are very confident that Kim’s vast experience in Asia, combined with her existing relationships, will help us continue to do the right things and be a great business enabler for our team,” said Jackson. 
 
Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience in the Risk & Governance field in both London and Asia, including experience in Board and Director roles for Lloyd’s across the Asia region. Kim will report into Matthew Jackson and work closely with the Risk & Governance team in Australia and London. 

For more information please contact:

Matthew Jackson

Senior Vice President & Asia Leader
T: + 65 6622 9160