AM Best Appoints Rob Curtis As New APAC Market Development Head

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

AM Best Appoints Rob Curtis As New APAC Market Development Head

SINGAPORE, Aug 3 -- 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 July 1, 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.

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Extensive experience

“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.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specialising in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.