Creative destruction: Howden’s APAC CEO on a bumpy first 12 months in post

07-07-2021

Creative destruction: Howden’s APAC CEO on a bumpy first 12 months in post

Paul O'Neill, Howden Specialty APAC

Supply chains, GDP growth and sustainability among the opportunities in the region post-pandemic.

COVID-19 has changed the game for businesses and insurance across Asia-Pacific, says Howden’s new regional chief.

Paul O’Neill joined Howden Speciality as chief executive officer of the Asia-Pacific region in May 2020, before it rebranded from RKH Specialty. At the time, the UK and elsewhere remained in lockdown and as a result of travel restrictions, O’Neill didn’t get out to its main regional hub in Singapore, where he’s now based, until July last year.

It was a difficult time for everyone, but particularly perhaps for those in Howden, still adapting to the recent decision of owner the Hyperion Insurance Group to unite its retail business with the RKH specialist broking units under one brand.


Howden, .GDP Growth, Supply Chains, COVID-19, Insurance, Reinsurance, Paul O’Neill, Asia-Pacific

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