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Chubb makes new cyber appointments for Asia Pacific

| 08 Sep 2017

Chubb announced the appointments of Mr Andrew Taylor and Mr John DePeters for its regional Cyber team in Asia Pacific.

Mr Taylor has assumed the position of Cyber Underwriting Manager for Asia Pacific, responsible for the expansion of Chubb's Cyber insurance business, from guidelines to ratings and portfolio management, in the region. Based in Sydney, he will lead efforts to craft solutions and deliver expertise to help clients manage and mitigate cyber risks.

He joined Chubb in 2009 in the Information and Technology team and started underwriting cyber risks in 2010 as one of the region's first cyber specialists, playing an instrumental role in the growth of Chubb's cyber portfolio. He has extensive technical capabilities and experience in the insurance industry spanning over 20 years, having worked in the London and Asian Professional Liability markets. He commenced his career as an accountant and has since held senior underwriting and portfolio management positions in Specialty Lines, specifically in Professional Indemnity, Technology Errors & Omissions, Media Liability and Cyber products.

Mr DePeters has been appointed as Cyber Underwriter for Asia Pacific. With over 5 years of Cyber underwriting experience, he is tasked with supporting Mr Taylor to drive the growth of Chubb's Cyber insurance business, including underwriting, marketing, training, product development, and vendor expansion, across the region. Mr DePeters relocated from San Francisco to Singapore to assume his new position.

Prior to this new appointment, he was an Executive Underwriter in the Chubb North America Financial Lines division, responsible for Cyber and Technology Errors & Omissions underwriting in the US Pacific Northwest territory including Silicon Valley. He managed a wide range of accounts from SMEs to the world's largest technology companies. A graduate of the Chubb Associate Program, he began his career at the company as a Global Casualty Underwriter in the Major Accounts division based in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University, US.

Both Mr Taylor and Mr DePeters report to Mr Stanley Wong, Head of Financial Lines for Asia Pacific.

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