JLT Re appoints Henry To as Head for China and Hong Kong
11 February 2013
London: JLT Reinsurance Brokers Limited (JLT Re) has appointed well known industry practitioner Henry To as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its reinsurance operations in China and Hong Kong.
Alistair Lockhart-Smith, Managing Director, JLT Re, said “Henry has 30 years of reinsurance experience in Asia. He has been involved in a range of reinsurance classes and sectors – marine, non-marine, personal accident, motor, and liability. He is particularly recognised for his pioneering efforts in building the agricultural reinsurance business in China, when the government started subsidising the sector in 2004”.
Whilst Henry’s range of experience in the reinsurance field is wide, he has worked predominantly for one company – he joined Lowndes Lambert Reinsurance (FE) Limited, which became HHL Re in 1989, and subsequently Aon.
Alistair continues: “Henry is not new to the JLT organisation. After graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic, he joined Jardine Matheson Insurance Brokers (JMIB) as a Graduate Trainee during the period July 1980 to August 1982, where he overlapped with , Alastair Speare-Cole, now CEO of JLT Re. We are pleased to welcome Henry back to the JLT family where he will add considerable depth and strength to our reinsurance practice”.
Commenting on his appointment Henry said: “Having received my insurance foundations in JMIB, I do feel that I am coming back home. JLT, then as it is now, is a highly respectful insurance and reinsurance broker, renowned for its professionalism, expertise, and commitment to client service. It is my privilege to re-join them”.
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