Head of Casualty, Commercial Insurance
Zurich Insurance Company
Hong Kong, HK

Our opportunity

Being the Head of Casualty responsible for leading and managing assigned lines of business within Hong Kong, you will apply your professional knowledge and expertise to provide market facing underwriting leadership across all Casualty portfolios and to deliver on our customer value proposition.

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Your role

As Head of Casualty, your main responsibilities will involve :

  • Manage the Casualty portfolios; underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels
  • Lead and manage the team; establish performance objectives, manage performance, provide training, coaching and performance evaluation of all direct reports
  • Accountable for driving profitable growth through formulating and executing underwriting plans, Portfolio strategies, Customer strategies and Go-To-Market strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents and brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and work with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance-related needs and provides solutions
  • Responsible for Pipeline Management; actively participate within the Zurich network leveraging Zurich’s global suite of capabilities and knowledge
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance and as part of the Commercial Leadership team monitor the succession and development of employees
  • Participate in leadership team meetings of assigned area to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policy, projects and change initiatives
  • Develop, promote and maintain leadership in the external insurance market to maintain the organization’s position and influence
  • Assure development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards to produce profitable results
  • Accountable for all facultative reinsurance purchases & strategy
  • Your Skills and Experience

    As Head of Casualty, your skills and qualifications will ideally include :

  • Bachelor’s degree or Post-graduate qualifications with at least 10 years Casualty underwriting experience
  • Proven ability to develop and execute on strategic plans and company initiatives Strong casualty underwriting proficiency with proven track record of driving results
  • Experience in leading underwriting teams and handling multinational programs
  • Good market insights, trends, exposure and insights of international markets
  • Proven strong market facing presence in local market and industry network
  • Proven track record of growing a business and change management in a complex environment
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry
  • A high level understanding of underwriting, claims and risk engineering dynamics
  • Understanding of Corporate customers demands and challenges, in particular in multi-national insurance programs
  • Proven knowledge of operational management and in comprehending financials of insurance portfolios
  • Good knowledge in portfolio management, KPIs and dynamics
  • Good understanding of the external reinsurance market
  • An excellent understanding of the internal and external regulatory environment and requirements
  • Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do?

    Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!

    Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

    Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available.

    With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team.

    People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world.

    We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

  • Primary Location : HK - Hong Kong
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