Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of Christina Ong as Chairman of Ed Asia. Based in Singapore, Christina assumes her role with immediate effect.
Christina brings a strong and established reputation to Ed, with more than 40 years of industry experience spanning across key regions in both Asia and Europe. Christina joins from Howden Insurance Brokers Singapore, where she held the role of Managing Director, Specialty. Prior to this Christina held a number of senior positions, including Managing Director at Alexander & Alexander, Asia and CEO of KIB Insurance Brokers Singapore. Her impressive track record of providing clients ranging from listed corporations to SMEs with bespoke and top-tier insurance solutions is in keeping with Ed’s specialty capability and ambitions.
Stephen Britten, CEO Ed Asia Pacific and MENA, said: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Christina to Ed. Christina’s experience, reputation and extensive industry networks are unparalleled, and her appointment provides us with the fantastic opportunity to work with an eminent professional in the region. We are committed to expanding and developing our offering in dynamic markets, and Christina’s wealth of business development expertise will be invaluable in helping us shape our strategic direction in Asia.”
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Ed is owned by The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.
Ardonagh Specialty is the holding company and growth platform for leading independent brokers Besso Insurance, Bishopsgate, Compass London Markets, Ed Broking, Inver Re, Piiq Risk Partners and Price Forbes. Combined, we have 1700 colleagues globally and manage $5 billion in gross written premium.
With a strong presence and deep relationships worldwide, and a steadfast commitment to investing in the best people, markets and technology, together our businesses offer open market programmes, reinsurance and international solutions designed to empower clients to achieve their strategic ambition.
The Ardonagh Group
The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 8,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs. For more information, visit our website: www.ardonagh.com.