Head of Underwriting (Life Insurance, HNW)

  • SGD 200,000 per annum + excellent benefits
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bluemont Consulting
  • 18 Nov 18

This leading and global Insurance company are seeking a HNW Head of Underwriting to lead of team of HNW Underwriters, focusing on the local Singaporean market.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement company's underwriting policy and principles and ensure risks are assumed on a sound and profitable basis
  • Lead a team of HNW senior underwriters and this global Insurer as a leader of the local underwriting function
  • Manage the Underwriting Support function, analyse processes and redefine them where appropriate
  • Adopting a partnering approach when carrying out underwriting, audits and other underwriting related projects with clients
  • Develop and conduct effective and bespoke underwriting training programs
  • Ensure routine and non-routine case work and other tasks (e.g. review of underwriting guidelines) are completed within agreed standards

Experience required: 

  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant Life & Health insurance or reinsurance underwriting experience, preferably with regional/international exposure
  • University Degree or similar qualification
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage Underwriting functions with current and comprehensive knowledge of industry related issues.
  • Knowledge of UW systems
  • Strategic thinking, planning and organisational skills 
  • Well-developed decision making  and problem solving capabilities, time management, project management skills with the ability to work independently
  • A solid knowledge of Claims Management practices would be considered an advantage
  • Good team player and self-starter; able to interact with people at all levels