4 September 2017Insurance

Chubb bolsters cyber practice with new hires in Asia Pacific

Insurer Chubb has made two appointments for its regional cyber team in Asia Pacific.

Andrew Taylor has assumed the position of cyber underwriting manager for Asia Pacific, responsible for the expansion of Chubb's Cyber insurance business in the region. Based in Sydney, he will lead efforts to craft solutions and deliver expertise to help clients manage and mitigate cyber risks.

Taylor joined Chubb in 2009 in the information and technology team and started underwriting cyber risks in 2010. He has previously held senior underwriting and portfolio management positions in specialty lines, specifically in professional indemnity, technology errors & omissions, media liability and cyber products.

John DePeters has been appointed as cyber underwriter for Asia Pacific. He is tasked with supporting Taylor to drive the growth of Chubb's Cyber insurance business, including underwriting, marketing, training, product development, and vendor expansion, across the region.

DePeters relocated from San Francisco to Singapore to assume his new position. Prior to this, DePeters was an executive underwriter in the Chubb North America financial lines division, responsible for cyber and technology errors & omissions underwriting in the US Pacific Northwest territory including Silicon Valley.

Both Taylor and DePeters will report to Stanley Wong, head of financial lines for Asia Pacific.

Wong said: "One of the key growth areas for our region, Chubb's Cyber book of business has grown significantly in the past 12 months. We saw the need to further invest in and hire specialist resources to drive the development of this business portfolio, underscoring our commitment to Cyber protection in the region.

"The breadth and depth of Andrew and John's expertise in this field will serve us well as we continue to strengthen our capabilities to craft solutions that mitigate a broad spectrum of cyber risks across Asia Pacific."

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