Swiss Re appoints new head for Malaysia branch

01 March 2005, Kuala Lumpur

Swiss Re today announced the appointment of Mr Qin Lu as General Manager of the company's Malaysia Branch.

Mr Andrew Davidson, who served as Head of the Branch since 2002, is relocating to Swiss Re in Australia to take up a client management role there.

Mr Lu was a Client Manager for Swiss Re's Property, Casualty business in Singapore, where he managed a growing portfolio of insurance companies and brokers. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2002, Mr Lu served as a Client Manager and Treaty Underwriter at Swiss Re Australia Ltd in Sydney. He joined Swiss Re in 1996 as a management trainee, recruited from the US where he obtained his MBA, and trained in Zurich, Switzerland before his assignment in Asia. Mr Lu has a BA in Economics from Yunnan University in Kunming, China, and an MBA from Providence College, USA. He is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.