Didier Bélot will be leading the firm’s commercial insurance programmes

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Didier Bélot as Head South East Asia, effective 1 December 2017.

Bélot will be leading the firm’s commercial insurance programmes with local servicing capabilities and innovative solutions.

He replaces Jonathan Rake who was promoted to the role of Asia Pacific CEO in July 2017.

Speaking with StrategicRISK, Rake said: “Didier is very active in the market – in terms of interactions with brokers and risk managers – this proximity and understanding of the unique challenges that risk managers face is therefore at the forefront of our business plans and decisions.

”In addition, Didier has led our Innovative Risk Solutions team in APAC and been the driving force behind some of the most innovative commercial insurance solutions that have been delivered in the region. For example Insur8 in Hong Kong and a variety of parametric insurance and captive solutions across the region. This thirst for innovation will be good news for Risk Managers as new risk transfer solutions and risk management techniques are required in the face of changing business models and exposures as a result of social, technological and political factors.”

Bélot joined Swiss Re Group in 2008 and has held roles in the US, China and Europe. His most recent post was leading the Innovative Risk Solutions team in Asia Pacific.