German-based insurer replaces retiring boss with internal appointment

HDI Global SE has appointed Graham Silton as managing director of its Singapore operations.

Silton will take over from Nicholas Cheng, who will retire at the end of the year.

Having moved to Singapore from Sydney in April 2017 as property underwriting manager for ASEAN and Australia, Silton will assume his new role in the Singapore hot-seat on October 1.

Prior to joining HDI Global SE in April 2015 he worked for Allianz in a range of senior management positions in the UK and Australia.

“I am very delighted that Graham will succeed Nicholas in running our Singapore office,” said Stefan Feldmann, regional head of ASEAN.

“Graham is a good leader and an underwriting expert with a proven track record in the areas of industrial insurance and reinsurance.

“His appointment reflects HDI’s ambitions for the growth region of ASEAN,” added Feldmann.