FWD appoints Robert Schimek as Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer
Singapore, 1 August 2018 – FWD Group today announced the appointment of Robert Schimek as Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer.
Rob has extensive international leadership experience in the global insurance industry. He was most recently President and CEO of AIG’s global commercial insurance business. In this role he was responsible for the company’s global property, casualty, financial lines and specialty products and services.
Previously, Rob was Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for AIG, responsible for its insurance operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Europe, the Middle East & Africa where he managed all aspects of its insurance business for the region. Rob previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of AIG’s global property casualty business and before joining AIG, he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche where he worked for 18 years.
Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “We’re delighted to expand our executive leadership team with such a great international talent as Rob. His extensive knowledge and experience in the global insurance industry will make him an invaluable source of insight and additional leadership to FWD. Rob will work closely with myself and our Group executive team to build on our successful expansion and future growth.”
Rob said, “I’m looking forward to embracing the opportunities ahead together with FWD’s energetic and accomplished team. As one of the fastest growing insurers in Asia, FWD has a compelling vision to change the way people feel about insurance. This vision and the values of the company resonated strongly with me, and I’m thrilled to be coming on board at this exciting time in FWD’s journey.”
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About FWD Group
FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits across a number of its markets.
FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.
Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.
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