Generali Global Corporate & Commercial appoints new Head of Underwriting in Asia

17 September 2020

Hong Kong – Effective August 1st, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) has appointed Brendan McDonald as Head of Underwriting for Asia, directly reporting to the Head of GC&C Asia, Axel Roesner. Based in the Hong Kong, Generali’s regional headquarters,Brendan is responsible for driving growth and underwriting excellence across Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Axel Roesner, Head GC&C Asia said, “We are delighted to announce the promotion appointment of Brendan as Head of Underwriting for our segment in Asia, and to see how we have been able to leverage on our strong talent pool. This appointment reflects our dedication to further accelerate profitable growth in the Asian market and to provide high-quality underwriting expertise to clients and brokers. I am sure that Brendan will strongly contribute to the execution of our strategy and daily efforts in being our customers’ lifetime partner by adding value beyond the policy and helping their business succeed.”

On his appointment, Brendan commented, “Although the current macro-economic environment can present challenges, we are well equipped with experienced underwriters who can provide first-class and tailor made solutions to address the specific needs of our customers.  I am happy to be a member of a great underwriting team and to be part of the continued growth of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial business in Asia.”

Brendan joined Generali in 2018 as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting for GC&C Asia. Prior to that, Brendan was Head of Liability at Oman Insurance Company and held several roles at Zurich including Head of Professional Indemnity & Casualty Lines, Middle East.

Brendan holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Generali Country Italy and Global Business Lines is the largest unit within the Group, leader in the Italian retail insurance market and is amongst the major insurance players worldwide focusing on corporate business. Via its two units, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) and Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) it caters the needs of medium and large businesses by providing flexible, custom tailored insurance solutions in P&C and Life, health protection, and pension plans to local and expat employees of multinational companies.

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial offers P&C insurance and service solutions to  medium-large companies and brokers in over 160 countries around the world, with a total premium income of € 2.1 billion in 2019. Thanks to its solid global experience, knowledge of the local markets and the corporate sector, the unit offers integrated and personalized solutions in property, casualty, engineering, marine, aviation, cyber e specialty risks. Through its experts in Multinational Programs, Claims and Loss Prevention, GC&C guarantees companies the same level of assistance and protection over the world.