Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is entering the Accident & Health (A&H) market in Asia, and appointed Phillip Brain as Head of A&H in the region.

"Phillip has extensive experience in all aspects of the A&H space, from product underwriting and innovation, to technology," said Marc Breuil, President, BHSI, Asia.

"With his leadership, we look forward to establishing an A&H team that will provide employees and employers throughout Asia with meaningful tailored solutions, backed by BHSI’s service, stability and financial strength."

BHSI will focus initially on broker-distributed Group Personal Accident and Business Travel products, and will strategically expand its suite of A&H products over time.

Phillip comes to BHSI with nearly two decades of industry experience. He was most recently Vice President, Accident & Health Group Manager, Asia Pacific, at Chubb. Before that, he was Regional Vice President and Group Accident & Health Manager, AIG Asia Pacific.

Earlier in his career he served in various A&H underwriting and product management roles at AIG in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, medical stop loss, and homeowners insurance.