Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced the appointment of Qin Lu as CEO, Aon Benfield Greater China and CEO, Aon Risk Solutions China, with effect from later this year.
Subject to regulatory approval in China, Qin will join the regional management teams of Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions respectively and will report jointly to Malcolm Steingold, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Aon Benfield, and Sandeep Malik, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Risk Solutions Asia. Qin will be based in Hong Kong. With 20 years of industry experience and a strong track record, Qin has extensive experience across Asia. In his most recent role as President of Swiss Re, China and Member of Swiss Re Asia Management team, Qin led the development and execution of Swiss Re's China strategy to achieve a market-leading position.
Qin's prior roles include serving as the Head of Property & Casualty, China and General Manager of Beijing Branch at Swiss Re. He also served as General Manager of Malaysia Branch at Swiss Re. Furthermore, he was Client Manager for Swiss Re's Property & Casualty business in Singapore, where he managed a growing portfolio of insurance companies and brokers. He also served as a Client Manager and Treaty Underwriter at Swiss Re Australia in Sydney. He joined Swiss Re in 1996 as a Management Trainee, recruited from the U.S. He has a BA in Economics from Yunnan University in Kunming, China, and an MBA from Providence College, U.S. Qin is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Malcolm Steingold, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Aon Benfield, commented: "Qin Lu will, as CEO for Aon Benfield Greater China, lead the next phase of our development as a market and thought leader in the Chinese insurance and reinsurance market. Our dynamic team provides Qin with a stable and talented platform from which to make further investments aimed at continuing to provide our clients with best-in-class analytics, capital advisory and reinsurance transactional support."
Sandeep Malik, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Risk Solutions Asia, commented: "We are confident that Qin will lead our Greater Chinainsurance and reinsurance business to a new level of performance and drive more synergy between our retail and reinsurance businesses. From an Aon Risk Solutions perspective, Qin will be responsible for regional oversight of our China business as we continue to enhance our client capabilities in this growing market."