Howden Specialty continues its natural resources expansion in APAC, with appointment of Surya Wijaya


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Howden Specialty today announced the appointment of Surya Wijaya to its growing Natural Resources division in Asia Pacific. This appointment adds further strength to Howden Specialty’s capabilities across the Power and Energy sectors both regionally and globally. Surya joins as a Divisional Director and will be based in Singapore, reporting to Matt Savitt, Head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific.

Surya brings a wealth of experience, having held roles at Aon, JLT and Marsh JLT Specialty over the past eight years, following a successful career in the banking industry. Surya’s most recent role was Head of Downstream for Willis Singapore, where he was responsible for handling a number of major energy accounts in the region.

Matt Savitt, Head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific, commented: “I am thrilled that Surya is joining the group and excited to work closely with him. Surya’s insights and strong relationships in the market will be invaluable as we look to realise our vision of providing a credible and best-in-class alternative for energy clients in the region.”

Paul O’Neill, Howden Specialty CEO Asia Pacific, said: “Adding industry expertise like Surya’s significantly enhances our ability to deliver client solutions. Our teams, based in key international insurance and reinsurance markets across the globe, are structured to work as a single team that collectively deliver the best world markets have to offer and game-changing solutions for clients.”

Surya will access both local and regional natural resources markets, in addition to working closely with colleagues in Howden Specialty’s other hubs in Miami, Bermuda, London, Luxembourg and Dubai.