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RFIB appoints Stephen Warwick as CEO Reinsurance, Asia Pacific

RFIB Group Limited, the international insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Stephen Warwick as CEO Reinsurance, Asia Pacific. He will take up his position on 1st February 2019 and will report to Kevin Stratton, Managing Director of RFIB’s Specialty unit. Warwick will be based in Hong Kong where he will establish an RFIB office, subject to regulatory approval.

Warwick brings with him over 35 years of experience in the reinsurance market to RFIB. Steve started his career with the Aon Group back in 1980, where he held several senior positions including CEO of Aon Re Australia, MD for Treaty in Asia Pacific and CEO of Greater China for Aon Benfield. In 2016 Warwick left Aon Benfield to become the co-founder of Nine Merchants Re, a Hong Kong based reinsurance venture.

Group CEO, Steven Beard commented that “Warwick’s appointment follows a strategic review of the region and seeing through on a commitment to building the leading independent broker in the fastest growing region in the world. I look forward to working with Steve and to him playing a pivotal role as part of our global leadership team”.

Stratton said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to RFIB. Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the global market and APAC region is a great strategic fit for RFIB’s international growth plans in reinsurance.

Dennis Mahoney said: “Having worked with Steve in the past I’m delighted to welcome him to the Risk Transfer Group. Globally recognised talent such as Steve continues our firm’s strategy of attracting the very best in the business. This appointment follows recent senior Group hires including Craig Douglas, Simon McCrum, Elizabeth Jenkin, Kevin Stratton and Duncan Urquhart.”

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