MSIG Asia appoints Victorio Villar to the role of Head of Technical Services

Victorio Villar, Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Services at MSIG Asia

MSIG Asia has named Victorio Villar as Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Services. Villar is tasked to deliver technical excellence across Underwriting, Reinsurance and Claims to secure continuous profitable growth for the leading general insurer in the ASEAN region.

What does Villar bring to MSIG Asia?

Based in the Singapore management office, Villar’s remit covers 13 countries and 15 MSIG business units in all 10 ASEAN countries, and Hong Kong and Oceania. Villar brings with him over four decades of APAC & MENA experience for underwriting of Property risks and building large profitable portfolios in the challenging markets of Asia. As a chemical engineer by training, Villar is recognised across the region as one of the leading subject matter experts.

In the weeks to come, Villar will be actively involved in the business, engaging with his peers in the regional management office and across the markets. He says: “In today’s challenging and dynamic environment, it has never been more essential for insurers to build a resilient underwriting framework to mitigate volatility and create real value to all stakeholders.”

“The road ahead will be exciting and I look forward to working closely with MSIG colleagues, including Business Development & Digital, to deliver sustainable profitable growth.”

What does the appointment mean for MSIG?

Clemens Philippi, Chief Executive Officer at MSIG Asia

Commenting on the appointment, MSIG Asia’s Chief Executive Officer, Clemens Philippi, said: “We are very excited that Victorio has decided to join us. With his technical expertise, long-term experience and wide connections he is a great fit to enhance our value proposition.”

“As we gain momentum and seek new areas of growth, Victorio’s in-depth knowledge for underwriting, reinsurance and risk engineering will make a huge difference to our operations.”