SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Group announced today the appointment of Blain Waterford to the newly created role of Vice President & Deputy Head of its Accident & Health business in Asia Pacific. In his new capacity, Mr. Waterford will head up Direct Marketing, Telemarketing, Mobile assurance, Hybrid Products and Data Analytics in addition to having geographic responsibility for Australia/New Zealand and Korea. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for ACE’s general insurance operations in Korea and will relocate to Singapore when he takes up his new role on 1 January 2015. He will report to Glen Browne, Senior Vice President & Asia Pacific’s Head of Accident & Health for ACE.
Mr. Waterford joined ACE in 2007 as the Head of Accident & Health for South Africa. Thereafter, he was posted to Singapore in 2010 as the Head of Direct Marketing for Asia Pacific with responsibility across 12 markets. Mr. Waterford began his career in the Direct Marketing division of a large South Africa bank, he then moved to AIG in South Africa where he was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility within the Accident & Health business. Over the years, he has built a strong track record of driving results through successful execution.
On Mr. Waterford’s appointment, Mr. Browne said, “I’m pleased to see Blain stepping up to a more challenging position. This is a good example of ACE’s culture of developing talent and rewarding performance. His demonstrated knowledge of the Accident & Health business, drive and determination give me confidence in his ability to take on this new role. His strong focus on delivering on bottom-line results sets him up ideally for his enlarged responsibilities especially as we continue to seize the growth opportunities for the Accident & Health business in Asia Pacific.”
ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
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