SINGAPORE, 26 January 2018 — Chubb today announced two leadership appointments for its general insurance business in Thailand. Both appointments will be effective from 1 March 2018 and subject to regulatory and Board approval.
Khun Nittaya Piriyathamwong, currently Country President for Thailand, has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chubb Samaggi. In this capacity, Khun Nittaya will oversee the executive committee in Thailand and lead major strategic objectives of Chubb Samaggi. Khun Nittaya has been Country President since 2016 and was previously Managing Director for Siam Commercial Samaggi Insurance PCL, a company which Chubb acquired in 2014. In her new role, she will continue to report to Paul McNamee, Chubb’s Regional President for Asia Pacific.
Edward (Ed) Kopp, currently serving as Country President for Chubb’s general insurance business in Korea, has been appointed to succeed Khun Nittaya as Country President of Thailand. Mr. Kopp has led Chubb’s operations in Korea for four years and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. During the course of his career, he has worked for some leading institutions in banking and insurance in increasingly more responsible roles – as Chief Operating Officer in Korea, Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong SAR.
On the new leadership appointments in Thailand, Mr. McNamee said, “Khun Nittaya has successfully led the Thai business through signficant change showing both strength and determination in transforming our local operations. I’m confident that in her new role, Khun Nittaya will continue to help grow our business through her strong market knowledge and relationships. Going forward, we are fortunate to have such a talented and seasoned executive in Ed to assume a leadership position in our Thai business, one of the most dynamic and diverse in the region.”
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.