3 November 2020Life

Jason Luyt named as Chubb’s chief underwriting officer for IAH

Chubb has named Jason Luyt as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer for international accident and health (IAH).

Luyt, who takes up his new post on January 1, 2021, is currently chief underwriter for the leisure travel and direct market business, having joined the company to take on that role in 2015. Before that he held local, regional and global management-level positions at American International Group, including global A&H underwriting manager in New York, regional A&H underwriting manager for Africa, and head of A&H in South Africa.

His appointment gives him responsibility for all IAH underwriting functions across all business segments for the division's A&H operations in 51 countries and territories outside North America.

Luyt will take over from Deborah Venella, who will retire in early 2021 after a 47-year career at Chubb and predecessor companies. He will continue to report to John Thompson, division president for IAH overseas general insurance.

Thompson said Luyt “exemplifies the skill and technical strength of our international A&H team, including the underwriting capabilities and discipline that define Chubb.”