Helen Ye joins broker from risk modeller AIR

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfiled has hired Helen Ye has executive director and head of catastrophe reinsurance in China.

Ye joins from risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide where she worked for five years, most recently as regional manager of Asia, based in Tokyo.

In her new role at Aon Benfield, Ye will be responsible for developing catastrophe reinsurance business by advising clients on their exposures in China and helping to structure risk transfer solutions for these exposures. She will also be developing a center of excellence for catastrophe reinsurance in China and will be working with the government and (re)insurance market to promote a higher level of awareness of catastrophe exposures.

“We’re delighted that Helen is joining the team, CEO of Aon Benfield Asia Pacific malcolm Steingold said in a statement. "Through her role of setting up and managing a catastrophe modeling company’s operations in Asia, she has developed a deep understanding of natural catastrophe issues across the region. Her experience dovetails well with advising our clients on how to deal with exposures through either risk management or risk transfer.”