SINGAPORE, August 7 – AM Best is pleased to announce Rob Curtis as managing director of market development for the Asia-Pacific region. Curtis, who has 34 years of experience working in the insurance and reinsurance markets, will be based in Singapore and report to Andrea Keenan, executive vice president and chief strategy officer. The appointment was effective 1 July 2022. Prior to joining AM Best, Curtis was the head of the major groups and technical expert teams at Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority (IA), responsible for the development of Hong Kong’s new group-wide supervision and macro-prudential frameworks.

Additionally, he was the chair of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) working group on group-wide supervision during his time at the regulatory body. Prior to the IA, Rob was KPMG’s global regulatory lead for insurance while concurrently heading up the Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) insurance risk and regulatory practice. We are excited to have Rob join our teams in Asia given his extensive experience in those markets, said Keenan.

Together, we look forward to developing AM Best’s profile further in major Asia-Pacific markets. Curtis also will serve as co-CEO of A.M. Best Asia-Pacific (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. He holds advanced degrees in the areas of financial services and management, and is a distinguished fellow of the IAIS and an honorary fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He can be reached at [email protected].