HOWDEN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES SENIOR SINGAPORE APPOINTMENTS

13 May 2015

Howden International, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, is delighted to announce that Goh Chye Huat is to join its international broking business as Chief Executive Officer and Principal Officer of its Singapore retail operation, subject to regulatory approval and completion of the customary notice period with his existing employer.  

Chye Huat will join from Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pte Ltd, where as Managing Director, Singapore, he has successfully built a business over the last 22 years and established a proven track record through his ability to attract the most talented professionals and deliver market leading client solutions and service.

Chye Huat will play a critical role helping to deliver dynamic growth across all business lines in Singapore, as Howden continues to expand its offering and retail capabilities in Asia. Following Chye Huat’s appointment, Jessie Tijoe, currently Chief Executive Officer and Principal Officer, will become Chairman, with a focus on key client relationships.

Howden is also pleased to announce that four other senior executives will be joining the Group, once they have each fulfilled their duties to their existing employer.  Gerard Lee will join as Executive Director - Strategic Business Development, Primus Lee will join as Executive Director - Head of Employee Benefits, Jenny Lim will join as Executive Director - Head of Special Risks (Financial Lines), and Gracy Khoo will join as Executive Director - Head of Major Corporate Accounts.

David Howden, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, commented: “Following on from our recent acquisition of a 49% stake in and management control of, CIMB Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd in Malaysia, I am hugely excited that Chye Huat, without doubt a leader with the highest integrity and professionalism, has chosen to join us along with four other senior executives of equal calibre, all of whom are a strong fit for our entrepreneurial culture and our clients’ insurance needs. Our Singapore office is already a 50-plus strong team of specialist brokers and the addition of these senior hires will enable us to enhance our offering significantly and ensure teams from across the Group are well-equipped to offer the very best and most innovative insurance solutions to our clients.”

He continued: “I would personally like to thank Jessie for her valuable contribution at the forefront of the company’s development and know she will make an excellent Chairman with her unrivalled focus on clients and service excellence.”

I am hugely excited that Chye Huat, without doubt a leader with the highest integrity and professionalism, has chosen to join us along with four other senior executives of equal calibre

- David Howden, CEO, Hyperion

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