ACE Group announced today the promotion of Amir Ghaffar to the role of Vice President & Head of Corporate Distribution, Accident & Health for Asia Pacific.

Mr. Ghaffar was previously the Executive Vice President for ACE Jerneh Insurance Berhad (ACE Jerneh), ACE’s operations in Malaysia.

Since joining ACE Jerneh in 2011 as Head of Accident & Health, Mr. Ghaffar has been instrumental in diversifying the distribution channels of the company. With his extensive experience in bancassurance and agencies, he successfully expanded ACE Jerneh’s distribution network and took on additional responsibilities to lead the consumer lines business.

In 2014, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and accelerated the company’s strategic plans to grow the personal and business insurance lines in the corporate sector.

In this new role, Mr. Ghaffar will focus on expanding the corporate distribution channels, in particular, the large corporate and mid-tier brokers and agents across the region. He will also be responsible for broadening the product breadth within the brokerage market where employee benefits have become a key focus for organizations in the region.

Mr. Ghaffar will be based in Singapore and will report to Glen Browne, Senior Vice President & Regional Head of Accident & Health for ACE in Asia Pacific. On Mr. Ghaffar’s appointment, Mr. Browne said, "Amir’s promotion reflects his stellar performance in the five years that he has been with the company.

"At ACE, we truly recognize talented individuals who are passionate and driven in their pursuit for success. With his relationship-building expertise, I am confident that Amir will deliver outstanding results in the corporate distribution arena where there is huge potential for growth."

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.