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Willis Expands Asia Marine Practice with New Technical Services Division

Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Neilson

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WillisWillis Group Holdings has extended its risk management consulting capabilities in Asia with the formation of a new Marine Technical Services division in Singapore and has recruited Sau Weng Tang to lead this expansion.

The new operation, which follows on from the success of the Willis Marine in-house loss adjusting service, will focus on offering technical risk management advice to clients in the Asia Pacific region.

With a career that spans some 20 years in the shipping industry, Sau Weng has held a number of senior management positions in surveying and shipping finance. He joins Willis on July 2 from CSL where he was Managing Director. Previous roles include Director of shipping finance at Royal Bank of Scotland.

In addition to augmenting the services that Willis provides its clients through the Marine Technical Services division, Sau Weng will take on the day to day leadership of the Marine operation in Singapore.

Commenting on the appointment, Darren Rowland, regional director of Willis Marine in Asia, said: "Over the past ten years there has been a growing migration of insurance capital to the Asian region with Singapore in particular becoming a regional hub outside of China Sau Weng’s expertise in the area of shipyards and technical and risk management capabilities offers Willis Marine this exciting  opportunity to align our insurance knowledge and industry expertise with clients in the South East Asian Region."