Gallagher has appointed Ralph Sherbahn as Head of Financial Lines for Asia. Ralph brings over 30 years insurance experience in both broking and underwriting.

Most recently Ralph was at Zurich, overseeing its financial lines underwriting, prior to which he held senior roles at The Hartford, XL Group and Marsh. Ralph’s global experience spans Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Switzerland, France, Spain and the US.

In his new role, Ralph is responsible for overseeing Gallagher’s financial lines operations in Asia with existing capabilities in Singapore and Hong Kong. As the firm expands further in Asia, Ralph will manage its financial lines offering in new territories when they go live.

His team will advise on products including cyber, management liability, financial institutions, warranty & indemnity and other types of IPO/M&A related insurance. He will be based in Hong Kong and will report to CEO of North Asia, Thomas Wang.

Ralph Sherbahn

Commenting on his appointment, Ralph said: “I am delighted to join Thomas and the team to lead and build on the growth of our financial lines offering in Asia and further enhance the quality and breadth of support and services we can offer clients. With many economies fast growing in Asia, and the risks evolving, Gallagher brings an unrivalled level of expertise locally and can draw on its global knowledge to ensure businesses get relevant advice and products.”

Thomas added: “Ralph is a natural leader who brings passion, expertise and a commercially driven mind and a huge amount of financial lines experience. This appointment speaks directly to our strategy of employing talented people to support our existing clients, and expand our services to new clients and deliver on our ambitious growth plans. We are very pleased to have him on board.”