Kiln announces new hire with Lloyd’s China

19-12-2012 — / — Kiln, the international specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group, today announced that it has appointed Gu Jin, an experienced reinsurance professional with extensive knowledge of the Chinese reinsurance market, to lead its new venture with Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd in Shanghai.

Jin will be responsible for developing a portfolio of business for Kiln’s Underwriting Division within Lloyd’s China.  Kiln will operate in China through Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd as part of the newly formed Kiln Underwriting Division.

The appointment builds on Kiln’s existing regional operations in Hong Kong and Singapore, and reaffirms the company’s continued commitment to the Asian specialist reinsurance market.

Jin, who will join Kiln in January, said: “I am delighted to be joining Kiln at this exciting time as it seeks to expand its footprint in the strategically significant Asian market. Kiln and Lloyd’s both benefit from strong reputations in the region and I look forward to building on that further by taking a lead role in developing Kiln’s business in China.”

Neil Wray, Regional Managing Director for Kiln Asia, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Jin to the Kiln team in Asia. Her appointment is an important step for Kiln, which will enable us to build on the solid foundations of our operations in Hong Kong and Singapore as we work to grow our presence in the region. We look forward to extending the reach of all of Kiln’s classes of business in China.”

Charles Franks, Chief Executive of Kiln Group, said: “Establishing a meaningful presence in mainland China supports our aim to grow our business in areas that have high growth potential and reaffirms our commitment to the reinsurance market in China, which we are very optimistic about. Gu Jin’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the market will be highly beneficial for Kiln as we continue to pursue our progressive international strategy.”

Kiln has operated in Asia since 2007 following the establishment of its offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, and has offices in France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil and the UK.



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