New boss moves from Generali


Global insurer Zurich has appointed Jack Howell as its new Asia-Pacific chief executive.

From 1 September, Howell will report to group chief executive Mario Greco and be based in Hong Kong.

Stuart Spencer, who holds the position of regional chief executive of Zurich in Asia-Pacific ad interim, will remain in the region working closely with Howell.

Howell joins Zurich from Generali, where he held the role of regional officer for Asia since early 2015.

He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region, including chief executive positions in the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia at AIG and Prudential.

Howell is a graduate of the Tufts University in Quantitative Economics, and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.