International Union of Marine Insurance Appoints Agnes Choi Asia Ambassador

30 May 2019

Agnes Choi, Asia Ambassador, IUMI. The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has appointed an additional Asia ambassador to build its position in the region. Agnes Choi, chair of promotion and external relations for the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and former IUMI executive committee member, was confirmed at the second IUMI Asia Forum in Shanghai on 22-23 May.

Choi will liaise closely with Asian markets and advise insurance professionals about the organisation and IUMI policy. She will provide information about Asian marine insurance to the IUMI executive committee and help build the body’s membership across the region.

IUMI views Asia is a key area for growth, and opened its Asia Hub in Hong Kong in 2016 to foster closer cooperation with its Asian membership and the wider maritime industry.

Lars Lange, IUMI secretary general, said: “The second IUMI Asia Forum follows our first conference in the region which was held in Singapore in 2018. We introduced this new conference to reflect the growing global market share of marine insurance in Asia, which grew from 23 percent to 29 percent between 2008 and 2017.

“We are very pleased to appoint Agnes to this new role, where she will also be supported by Mike Davies, IUMI’s Asia ambassador in Singapore.”
He said Choi has over 30 years’ experience in insurance and has been part of the IUMI for many years. “She is highly respected and well known across the industry. Her new role will be central in continuing to build and strengthen our position in this very important region.”