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Howden Specialty appoints Matthew Savitt to head APAC Natural Resources team


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Howden Specialty today announced the appointment of Matthew Savitt, who will lead the new Natural Resources division in the Asia-Pacific region. This appointment will boost Howden Specialty’s capability to deliver greater specialist expertise to both its global and regional upstream, downstream, power generation and sustainable energy clients.

Savitt will be based in Singapore and report to Paul O’Neill, CEO of Howden Specialty Asia Pacific. He joins the company on 2 November 2020 from Alesco in London, where he headed its Power and Utilities team. With more than 12 years’ experience working across the energy sector, including periods at JLT and UIB, Savitt brings a wealth of practical experience.

Commenting on his appointment as Head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, Savitt said: “Our vision for Asia-Pac is consistent with our strategy for all the regional hubs in key international markets - to be recognised as experts in our individual product lines, delivering the highest level of service, with best-in-class talent, pioneering solutions and embracing technology. This is part of a long-term commitment to clients, markets and partners. I am excited to be joining such a dynamic company and to be developing a region with so much opportunity and potential.”

Savitt will access local and regional natural resources markets and work closely with colleagues in Howden Specialty’s other hubs in Miami, Bermuda, London, Luxembourg and Dubai to bring clients the best global markets have to offer. Howden Specialty hub offices in these key international locations work together as a single global team to access specialist markets for clients.

O’Neill commented, “This is a great time for Matthew to join us, particularly with the significant challenges facing clients in the oil, gas and power industry in Asia Pacific. His vision, experience and energy will help us to build on the strong foundations put in place by our International Property team over the last decade as we now invest in building a new market-leading natural resources broking capability”.