Munich Re has appointed Linus Phoon as Chief Executive Officer of its Singapore branch. In this capacity he will be responsible for overseeing Munich Re’s businesses in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. This appointment is effective from 2 May 2019.
Based in Singapore, he will report to Roland Eckl, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific – Japan, India, Korea and Southeast Asia.
Linus succeeds Till Böhmer, who is returning to Munich Re’s head office in Germany to take up a new role.
Linus will lead Munich Re’s reinsurance businesses in Singapore and Southeast Asia, providing clients with traditional reinsurance and complex risk solutions, as well as comprehensive consulting services.
“We are pleased to welcome Linus to this new leadership role,” said Roland Eckl, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific – Japan, India, Korea and Southeast Asia. “His deep reinsurance expertise and experience of managing operations and client relationships across the Asia region are important assets that will help us grow our business in Southeast Asia, and continue to partner with our clients across the industry,” said Eckl.
Linus brings with him more than 20 years of reinsurance experience gained at leading reinsurance firms including General and Cologne Re, St Paul Re and Converium, where he was responsible for underwriting and overseeing non-life reinsurance businesses across various Asian markets. He joins Munich Re from Canopius, where he was CEO Reinsurance Asia, since 2008.
He holds a Bachelor with Honours degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.