SiriusPoint has announced that reinsurance industry veteran Bobby Heerasing (pictured above) has been appointed head of international strategic business development, a newly created role.
Headquartered in Singapore, Heerasing will be responsible for the strategy and development of SiriusPoint International’s growth goals and managing strategic partnerships with key industry partners and customers, focusing first on the Asia-Pacific region, said the company. She will report to Monica Cramér Manhem, president of international reinsurance for SiriusPoint.
“We are delighted to welcome Bobby to SiriusPoint and to attract a candidate of his caliber,” said Cramér Manhem. “As a motivated and creative executive, he brings a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the world of international reinsurance, particularly in Asia. It has a first-class reputation for building successful and profitable underwriting platforms. This appointment further strengthens our focus on creating value and our continued commitment to cultivating relationships with our partners. “
Heerasing, who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, joined from Asia Capital Re (ACR) Holdings, where he served as CEO and member of the group’s board of directors. Prior to his three-year stint with ACR, he spent 19 years working in the property and casualty reinsurance market in XL Catlin, serving as Director of Underwriting and Distribution, Insurance and, prior to that, as Head of Underwriting, Asia-Pacific. He began his insurance career in 1995 at Royal Sun & Alliance as a senior marine underwriting assistant.
“Bobby is a catalyst for growing SiriusPoint’s presence and reputation in the international reinsurance market, and he’s an excellent addition to the senior team,” said Sid Sankaran, SiriusPoint CEO and President. “SiriusPoint’s international platform is a key strength and differentiator for us. With our existing talent, relationships and commitment to delivering for our clients, combined with Bobby’s business perspective and impressive track record of success, I am extremely excited about what we can accomplish. “