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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Underwriting Office and Innovation Manager Asia


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


As a member of the Life & Health based in Hong Kong, your role will be to develop and provide underwriting solutions to Swiss Re's Life & Health clients in Asia (excluding China), and to assist Senior Manager Underwriting Office and Innovation Asia to maintain the governance and operational excellence within Asia underwriting community. You will be required to work as a member of a high-performance team, and contribute to achieving Swiss Re's strategic and commercial objectives, and to positioning Swiss Re as a market leader in risks and innovation. 


•    Develop innovative underwriting solutions and implement them on the local level with regional/local cross-functional teams.
•    Participate and lead cross-functional projects and initiatives including product development to provide underwriting insights and to make sure regional underwriting's risk philosophies incorporated properly. 
•    Liaise with Global underwriting R&D team and Underwriting Propositions Leads, support the execution of Global initiatives, and lead the discussion with cross-functional teams.
•    Assist Senior Manager Underwriting Office and Innovation Asia to develop and implements company’s underwriting policy and principles, and governance frameworks.  
•    Develops and conducts underwriting training programs for internal/external underwriters. 


About the Team


This is a regional team responsible for driving underwriting innovations and initiatives, operational governance, risk appetite and medical thought leadership in Asia. The team composes of members based in different locations across Asia, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul and Mumbai. Our mission is to act as the underwriting center of excellence, supporting the business strategy by setting and implementing forward-looking underwriting philosophy, providing core risk knowledge and maintaining governance within the Asia underwriting community.


About You


•    University degree or above
•    Preferably, 5+ years working experience in L&H underwriting, with regional/international exposure
•    Strong communication, negotiation, execution and presentation skills
•    Good team player and self-starter; able to interact with people at various levels
•    Experience in broad range of products, underwriting related projects and underwriting systems is a merit
•    Capable of simultaneously managing short- and long-term projects
•    Excellent command of English, other languages such as Cantonese are highly preferred 
•    Innovative and creative 
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Enthusiastic and optimistic



Keywords: Underwriting, Innovation 
Reference Code: 101307 


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