Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation announced the appointment of Jing Ping Zhang as Head of Facultative for the firm’s China operations.
He will be responsible for “building the facultative team, driving strategy and business production, and expanding Aon Benfield’s facultative footprint within the China market,” said the bulletin. “He has spent the past two years as an integral part of the production and placement team of Aon Benfield Fac – the facultative division of Aon Benfield – based in Aon’s Singapore Broking Centre and prior to that spent six years working for Aon Re and Aon Specialty in London, joining the company in 2002 as part of the graduate training program.
“Jing Ping has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Linguistics from the Jilin University, China, and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Prior to joining the reinsurance industry, he worked in the Chinese government economic and trade service sector.
He will initially relocate to Hong Kong from January 1, 2011 with a view to ultimately moving to Beijing.
Jing Ping will have a functional reporting line into Stuart Beatty, Executive Managing Director, Aon Benfield APAC Facultative, and will report into Henry To, CEO, Aon Benfield China and Hong Kong, on day to day operational issues.
Malcolm Steingold, CEO of Aon Benfield APAC, commented: “We look forward to Jing Ping joining the China team as we continue to expand our capabilities in the country and across Asia. He joins the China team with considerable facultative experience which will prove to be invaluable to our growing client base.”
Source: Aon Benfield