Director, Construction, Power & Infrastructure, Asia
Alex has over 20 years’ experience in construction and power industries, ranging from project development, EPC delivery and insurance advisory. A Chartered Chemical Engineer he started his career as a project commissioning engineer, for a large EPC contractor, taking the lead in delivering the mechanical and electrical installation, then worked for a major European power company developing and delivering new projects. He joined Aon in 2016 and have been working in the Construction, Power & Infrastructure specialty team located in Singapore, providing specialist knowledge and advice to clients within these sectors.
Senior Vice President & Head of Financial Lines
MSIG Singapore & Hong Kong
Andrew Taylor is well recognised as a thought leader in the Asia Pacific Cyber Insurance space, having over 20 years of experience in the general insurance industry. With a keen acumen for the financial lines segment, Taylor is a veteran, specialising in Cyber Insurance, Professional Indemnity and Technology E&O classes, with international experience in London, Australia and across Asia.
Power Generation Risk Engineer, APAC
Ashish is currently working as Power Generation Risk Engineer at AIG Singapore. His core responsibilities involve conducting on-site visits and inspections of power plants and energy installations. He performs risk assessment and provides technical insight regarding the risk associated with the power generation facility. Prior to joining the Insurance industry, Ashish worked as Operations Engineer for a Major Indian Power Generation Entity. Ashish has a total of 11 years of experience in the Power Generation and Insurance Industry.
Ben Nicholson is a Partner in the Singapore office of Kennedys, Kennedys Legal Solutions. Ben advises on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law, with particular expertise in property, energy, construction and engineering and infrastructure risks. His experience covers professional liability insurance, energy policy insurance and cross-border claims. Ben advises on international insurance programmes covering risks in multiple jurisdictions.
Managing Director – Natural Resources Green Energy
Chris has worked for Charles Taylor Adjusting in its Natural Resources claims division since early 2008 and has handled a large number of energy claims, involving onshore and offshore/subsea facilities across the oil and gas and renewables sectors. He leads CTA Natural Resources’ Green Energy practice, focused on raising the company’s profile and building its expertise in renewable and transitional energy technologies.
Head of Asian ESG Research
Charles Yonts has been working as the Head of Asian ESG Research at Macquarie since 2020, based out of Singapore. He has spearheaded ESG integration efforts for the team, rolling out proprietary corporate governance and sustainability scores alongside the c.80 stock analysts around the region. Before joining Macquarie, Charles led the ESG and Power Research teams at CLSA, where he worked for fifteen years from Hong Kong and Taipei. He also directly covered Greater China climate tech stocks from 2004, and was the top-rated earnings estimator for Asian Utilities in both 2018 and 2019 according to Starminer.
Global Segment Leader – Power Generation
David joined SCOR in London in 2014 to Underwrite Operational Power Generation accounts and now oversees Scor’s Global Portfolio in this sector. He has been an Underwriter for more than 25 years in both London & Singapore where he has developed Power Generation & Heavy Industrial Risk portfolios in both Lloyds and Company markets from a Construction and Operational standpoint.
Global Infrastructure and Construction Lead
Graham Robinson is Global Infrastructure and Construction Lead at Oxford Economics and is one of the world’s leading construction economists, according to Engineering News Record (ENR). He leads on consultancy assignments and is the author of many industry reports, and writes regularly for journals and other media. He is also Global Business Consultant at Pinsent Masons LLP, the world’s leading international law firm for construction, and works closely with the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Director for Economic Consulting in Asia
James Lambert is Oxford Economics’ Director for Economic Consulting in Asia. He was lead author on the recent white paper, ‘The Global Green Economy: Capturing the opportunity”, which explored the size and nature of the economic risks and opportunities for different economies implied by the transition to a carbon-neutral global economy. James has worked with Oxford Economics for approaching 10 years, after a previous career in the UK Government Economic Service. He is based in the company’s Asia headquarters, in Singapore.
Senior Vice President – Power & Property Risks
Marsh (Bahrain) Company SPC
Kanchan is responsible for assisting clients and insurers in identifying and managing potential risks and hazards within Power plants and other industries within the departments of operation and maintenance. He provides risk evaluation reports, assistance in developing safety plans, risk assessments, audits, emergency plans, safe systems of works, cyber security compliances and international best practices.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Luca Tonello leads one of Asia Pacific’s most respected teams engaged in capital raising and advisory for the infrastructure and energy sectors at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). As Managing Director for the bank’s Structured Finance Department in Asia Pacific (SFDA), Luca oversees the bank’s regional portfolio focused on sustainable energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Under his leadership, the bank has most recently received its seventh win as the Global Bank of the Year by Project Finance International and is widely acclaimed for contributions to the development of critical infrastructure and energy projects across the region.
Marcus Scholz has been with GE Power for the past 22 years in various positions ranging from Engineering, Product Management, Business Development to Sales and Commercial leadership roles. In his current role as Consulting Engineer, he provides guidance on technology advancements, the application of decarbonization technologies and the integration of renewables and energy storage technologies.
Head of Energy
HDI Global SE Singapore
Mark began his insurance career in 2006 as a risk engineer in the Energy industry before moving into energy underwriting from 2008 working in the London, Zurich and Singapore markets. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996, Mark spent 10 years in industry most notably with The Dow Chemical Company, where he also earnt his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Leeds University Business School. In his current role, Mark manages the Energy, Oil & Gas + Power Generation, portfolio and regional underwriters for the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Pacific regions for HDI Global SE, based in Singapore.
Head of Energy & Mining, APAC
Melissa is an insurance professional with a passion for helping companies through strong engagement, advice and innovative solutions to make informed decisions on risk and insurance. With a career spanning 30 years across Australia and Asia, she has been advising companies in the mining, oil, gas and power industry and recently in energy transition.
Mercedes Ruehl is the Financial Times’ Singapore and Southeast Asia correspondent. She was previously the Asia technology correspondent based in Singapore and Hong Kong and she also led the FT’s newsletters and audience engagement team in Asia. Prior to that she spent six years reporting in Australia on business, finance and politics for The Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Senior Risk Engineer
Moey Park Moon has more than 30 years of experience in risk consulting in the insurance and risk management field for leading international insurers and major insurance brokers. His experience covers civil, infrastructure projects as well as Power plants in Asia, Middle East and North Africa. He started his insurance industry career with FM Global and moved to the broking side with Marsh before joining AON, and has since moved back to the Insurers side with HDI in 2015.
Global Head of Power Generation
Integra Technical Services
Nick is the global head of power generation for Integra Technical Services. A Chartered Engineer with specialist knowledge of dealing with large scale coal, gas, nuclear power and renewable energy losses. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the power generation, downstream petrochemical, heavy engineering and process plant sectors.
Head of Claims Asia
Neil relocated to the WTW Asia Regional team in 2014 and is now based in Singapore from where he is responsible for supporting Clients through the claims process and particularly on those claims which may present difficulties in resolution. He specialises in dealing with contentious losses and is a well-known figure in the claims marketplace.
Chief Technology Officer
Aboitiz Power Corporation
As the Director Technical Risk Management & Control, Paul is responsible for reviewing technology selection and strategy for new installations. This requires an extensive network of contacts with a diverse network within the energy Supply Chain including EPC, E&C, O&M, OEM, Non-OEM and logistic service providers involving a vast array of companies and individuals. This network is an important prerequisite for the effective management of technical risk across the entire asset value chain from Controls and Analytics to Cyber Security, efficiency and output upgrades, Engineering & FEED studies, RCA’s, Project Financing, EPC Selection, Project Execution and O&M transition.
Senior Vice President
Marsh Specialty Asia
Hui Leng started her career as a Construction broker and has extensive experience in the design and structure of (re)insurance programme, placement, and claims for projects across various industries including oil and gas, power, real estate, and infrastructure.
Hui Leng is currently with the Energy and Power Practice in Marsh Singapore. As part of her regional role, Hui Leng provides technical advice to the Marsh local offices for Power clients in Asia. Hui Leng also has responsibility for the construction and operational insurance programme of key Power and Utility clients located in Asia and Middle East.
Regional Head of Energy & Construction Asia Pacific
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
Trent joined Allianz as Regional Head of Energy & Construction in November 2022. Since 2007 he has been based in Asia, underwriting a portfolio of Operational Power clients and Power Construction projects across the region.
Lloyd Warwick International
Ben is a chemical engineer and Senior Adjuster at Lloyd Warwick. Ben commenced his loss adjusting career in London in 2017 and subsequently moved to Singapore in 2020. Throughout his career, Ben has successfully managed a portfolio of complex claims in the upstream, downstream, renewable and conventional power industries.
Regional Head of Engineering & Property
Brendan joined QBE in May 2017 as the Asia Pacific Head of Engineering. He has since taken on the additional role of Regional Head of Property role. Before moving to Singapore Brendan was the Global Head of Power Generation for Zurich. Prior to insurance Brendan worked in various electrical installations & maintenance roles in industries including petrochemical, industrial and real estate. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), the IMIA representative for Asia and Chairperson of the GIA Singapore Construction & Engineering Committee.
Helena is a solicitor advocate based in Singapore, specialising in construction, energy, and insurance-related matters. She advises on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, with a focus on policy coverage and subrogated recoveries, arising out of construction (CAR/EAR/DSU), engineering, power generation and energy related losses. Helena has particular experience in claims and complex contractual disputes and recoveries arising out of large construction and engineering projects and over her career has acted for both (re)insurers and their (re)insureds.
MDD Forensic Accountants
Nattakarn joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Singapore office in 2013 and is now a Senior Manager at the firm’s Singapore office. Fluent in Thai, Mandarin and Japanese, Nattakarn has worked on various economic damage quantification in the areas of business interruption, stock losses, delay in start-up, extra expenses, and fraud investigation across Asia, Africa and Europe. She has extensive experience in the Energy sector, which includes oil & gas, refining and power generation.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific
Trudie is a Regional Director for Asia Pacific at Capital Consulting International (CCi) and has experience across many sectors including power/energy, downstream oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, mining, and ports on complex insurance claims across Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and Central America. Trudie specialises in forensic delay analysis and cost analysis for the insurance and reinsurance markets.
Country Lead, Engineering
QBE Insurance (Singapore)
Jun is the Country Lead, Engineering in QBE Insurance Singapore, specialized in large infrastructure constructions and power & renewables operational risks. Jun is responsible for managing the Engineering portfolios in Asia region and delivers professional services and solutions to clients. Jun has mechanical engineering background and began his career as an engineering in a power industry. He has various underwriting experience in a leading underwriting companies like Munich Re and Zurich as a senior position and responsible for portfolio and risk management, risk engineering and so on.