Jingwei Jia replaces Andreas Hillebrand

Jingwei Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has promoted Jingwei Jia to chief executive of its China business.

Jia was previously the company’s chief operating officer for China and will be based in Shanghai in his new role.

Commenting on his appointment, Jia said: “Our focus will be on building our reputation for helping Chinese corporations cover risks, especially those associated with climate change, construction, manufacturing and renewable energy.”

Since joining Swiss Re in 2003, Jia has held senior business development and underwriting roles in China, Singapore, the UK and the US.

Jia succeeds Andreas Hillebrand, who will return to his post in Zurich as global head of credit and surety.

The appointment is subject to approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Asia-Pacific chief executive Fred Kleiterp said Jia was the “ideal successor” for the role.

“With his multi-cultural perspective and experience as chief operations officer of our China operations, Jingwei will be invaluable in growing the company,” he said.