Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) appoints Head of Financial Lines Underwriting in Asia

14 December 2020

Zaid Alami appointed as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting Asia

Hong Kong – Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) announces the appointment of Zaid Alami as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting Asia. Based in the regional hub in Hong Kong, Zaid is responsible for leading the financial lines business across the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Axel Roesner, Head of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) Asia said, “We are delighted to welcome Zaid to our team, taking over the Head of Financial Lines position from Brendan McDonald who was recently promoted to Head of Underwriting Asia. Zaid’s appointment reflects our dedication to further accelerate profitable growth in the Asian market and to provide highquality underwriting expertise to clients and brokers. I am sure that Zaid will strongly contribute to supporting our clients on the changes they are currently facing in the new environment and helping their business succeed.

On his appointment, Zaid commented, “I am thrilled to be part of the Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) team and to join the expanding Financial Lines business in such an exciting and dynamic region. With the team’s extensive experience and underwriting expertise, I am confident that we are well equipped to support our clients and brokers during these difficult times.

Zaid brings with him nearly a decade of underwriting experience, particularly in Financial Lines and Liability. Before joining Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Asia, Zaid was the Assistant Vice President at Liberty Specialty Markets MENA, heading up Financial Lines and responsible for the portfolio across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Zaid holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, New York.

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 (GC&C) 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.