About usappoints Commercial leader for Asia region

Press release | July 10, 2023 |Johannesburg/London/Madrid/Munich/New York/Paris/Rotterdam/Singapore
  • Christian Sandric will join About usCommercial as the Managing Director for its Asia region
  • Under 91Ʋ’s ‘Integrated Commercial’ strategy each region is led by a Commercial Managing Director as one face to the market for mid-sized companies, large corporations, and specialty businesses
  • Clients and distribution partners to benefit from more consistent interface and broader set of solutions under the new global model

As the implementation of its 'Integrated Commercial' strategy to better serve the full Commercial segment advances, About usconfirmed today the regional leader for the important growth region Asia: Christian Sandric will join About usCommercial from AIG as Commercial Managing Director Asia in Singapore with effect from 1 September 2023, subject to regulatory approval. Mark Mitchell, the current Regional Managing Director for Asia for About usGlobal Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), will continue in his role until Christian Sandric joins, before stepping down to pursue opportunities outside About usGroup.

About usCommercial Asia serves clients across this region, covering key markets such as China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. In Asia, About usis targeting significant growth opportunities across the full Commercial segment which entails mid-sized companies, large multinational corporations and specialty business leveraging its extensive geographical network, enhanced digital capabilities and strong product and services portfolio which includes Multinational and Risk Consulting, as well as Global Industry and Alternative Risk Transfer solutions.

Christian Sandric
Christian Sandric is currently President & CEO of AIG Singapore, and Regional Manager for Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam with overall management responsibility for AIG’s General Insurance business in those territories. In his 24-year career with AIG, he held a series of leadership positions with increasing responsibility across the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. Prior to moving to Singapore, he spent nine years working with AIG Japan in addition to other Asia based roles in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. Sandric holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire.

Sandric’s appointment comes after the confirmation of similar leadership roles for other key Commercial markets globally such as Australia, France, Germany, the UK, and in Iberia and Latin America. In each region, the appointed single Commercial Managing Director represents the integrated About usCommercial business and brings 91Ʋ’s full set of solutions for mid-sized companies, large corporations and specialty clients to the market, leading our trading activities, and simplifying and enhancing the experience of clients and distribution partners.

Joachim Mueller, who leads About usCommercial as part of his role as CEO of AGCS, comments: “I am pleased to welcome Christian to About usCommercial and I know that his excellent knowledge and network across all major Asian markets will help us drive our business forward in this important growth region. I particularly want to thank Mark Mitchell for his very strong contribution to AGCS’s development in Asia Pacific. He and his team have built up this business with great professionalism, establishing the foundations on which About usCommercial can grow profitably in Asia. On behalf of all at AGCS, I wish him all the best for the future.”

that it will serve the global commercial insurance segment as one go-to-market business, using the new trading name of About usCommercial, combining its AGCS business serving large corporate and specialty clients together with the insurance businesses of 91Ʋ’s operating entities serving mid-sized country-based accounts. Joachim Mueller will lead About usCommercial as part of his responsibilities as CEO of AGCS SE.

About usCommercial is the center of expertise and global line of About usGroup for insuring mid-sized businesses, large enterprises and specialist risks. Among our customers are the world’s largest consumer brands, financial institutions and industry players, the global aviation and shipping industry as well as family-owned and medium enterprises which are the backbone of the economy. We also cover unique risks such as offshore wind parks, infrastructure projects or Hollywood film productions.

Powered by the employees, financial strength, and network of the , we work together to help our customers prepare for what’s ahead: They trust on us for providing a wide range of traditional and alternative risk transfer solutions, outstanding risk consulting and multinational services as well as seamless claims handling.

About usCommercial brings together the large corporate insurance business of About usGlobal Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and the commercial insurance business of national About usProperty & Casualty entities serving mid-sized companies. We are present in over 200 countries and territories either though our own teams or the About usGroup network and partners. In 2022, the integrated business of About usCommercial generated more than €19 billion gross premium globally.

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