Everest boosts Asia presence with AIG insurance veteran
Everest Insurance International has boosted its leadership team in Asia with two new appointments.
Tomi Latva-Kiskola will join the company from AIG to be head of insurance, Asia, effective February 5, 2024.
Swee Keong Mah, currently interim regional head of insurance, Asia, and head of legal, Asia Pacific has been promoted to chief executive officer, Everest Insurance Singapore®, and will report to Latva-Kiskola.
Latva-Kiskola has extensive experience leading AIG insurance operations and teams throughout Asia. Most recently, he was president and CEO of AIG Insurance Hong Kong, where he “transformed the structure of the regional operation and markedly improved loss ratios and business performance”. Previously he served as CEO in Thailand and led shared services operations in Asia and Europe throughout his 15-year tenure at the company.
“Tomi is a highly respected leader and operator who brings significant regional experience along with a deep network of long-standing relationships spanning multiple markets,” said Scott Leney, head of Asia Pacific, Everest Insurance International. “Tomi shares our commitment to the Asia market and knows how to deliver the bespoke solutions and best-in-class value proposition our customers need and deserve from a partner like Everest.”
Mah joined Bermuda-based Everest Group in 2022 and has since played a pivotal role establishing the division’s Singapore operations as a member of the division’s Asia Pacific leadership team. Prior to Everest, he served in various General Counsel roles including Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance for Asia and Middle East at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.
Leney concluded: “As we welcome Tomi, I also want to congratulate Swee Keong on his well-deserved appointment to CEO in Singapore. Swee Keong’s leadership and contributions during this transition have been outstanding and under his direction, I am confident in our ability to become a preferred market leader in Asia.
“I look forward to working alongside our leadership team as we continue to strengthen our presence throughout the continent with Everest’s diverse capabilities and exceptional service.”
Prior to AIG, Latva-Kiskola served as a senior advisor to numerous international insurance, financial services, energy, and pharmaceutical clients globally, successfully guiding them through complex strategy, operations, and risk management issues.