Swiss Re appoints head of engineering & construction for APAC

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Patrice Nigon as its head of engineering & construction (E&C) in Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. He succeeds Andre Martin, who became head of innovative risk solutions APAC.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. The company serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.

In his new role, Mr Nigon will oversee the company’s engineering and construction business, offering traditional insurance products and innovative parametric solutions that span the entire construction project lifecycle from financing to operation. He will lead the regional team of E&C underwriters based in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr Nigon has 13 years of experience at Swiss Re, initially as a senior products specialist and later as the head of product centre engineering. Before joining Swiss Re, Mr Nigon worked as a senior engineering underwriter, a risk engineer, a loss adjuster for industrial business, and a technical project manager. He has worked in Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich.

“I am delighted that Patrice will be leading the team,” said Guido Benz, global head of E&C. “A proven leader with an impressive track record in APAC, Patrice is well-known in the market and has specialist knowledge in renewable energy and offshore wind projects as well as expanding product portfolios including inherent defects insurance. Patrice’s appointment positions our business strongly for the next stage of development and growth.”

Mr Nigon will relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore as of 1 December 2019.