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Aon Benfield Appoints Leading Cat Expert to Boost China Team

Posted on 15 Oct 2010

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Aon Benfield, a world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, has appointed Helen Ye as executive director and head of catastrophe reinsurance in China.
Helen will be responsible for developing catastrophe reinsurance business by advising clients on their catastrophe exposures in China and helping to structure risk transfer solutions for these exposures. She will also be developing a center of excellence for catastrophe reinsurance in China and will be working with the government and re/insurance market to promote a higher level of awareness of catastrophe exposures.
Helen joins from the risk modeler AIR Worldwide Corporation where she worked for five years and was most recently regional manager of Asia based in Tokyo. Her role involved managing client relationships, launching Japan and China models to achieve an 80 percent usage of AIR models in reinsurance submissions and expanding the company’s revenue through her sales and marketing strategies.
Helen is a graduate of Peking University with a Bachelor's degree in physical chemistry and has a Masters in finance from the University of Chicago. Helen will report directly to Henry To, CEO Aon Benfield China.

Malcolm Steingold, CEO of Aon Benfield Asia Pacific, commented: “We’re delighted that Helen is joining the team. Through her role of setting up and managing a catastrophe modeling company’s operations in Asia, she has developed a deep understanding of natural catastrophe issues across the region. Her experience dovetails well with advising our clients on how to deal with exposures through either risk management or risk transfer.”