Chubb has appointed Abbas Choker as chief financial officer for Malaysia.
In his new role, Choker will lead Chubb’s financial affairs, which includes corporate finance, taxation, treasury and investments in Malaysia.
Choker has more than 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, having previously worked for major insurers across multiple markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He was most recently head of finance for Australia and New Zealand at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.
“I am delighted to have Abbas on board in this important role,” said Steve Crouch, country president of Chubb in Malaysia. “Abbas’ extensive experience in financial management coupled with his broad knowledge of insurance operations will be invaluable to Chubb’s operations in Malaysia as we continue to focus on executing our strategy and delivering long term and sustainable growth.”
Chubb has named also named Lyndsey Christofer as Real Estate & Hospitality (REH) Industry Practice Leader, a role that will see her oversee the strategic direction of the practice and lead Chubb’s REH-dedicated underwriting, risk consulting and claims specialists.
In her new role, Christofer will also oversee Chubb’s primary casualty line of business for large account REH clients, which include building owners, property managers, global real estate firms and investors, REITS and hotel owners, operators and brands.
Christofer is currently Executive Vice President, Construction Industry Practice Leader, and will retain that role, along with responsibility for Chubb’s primary casualty and excess liability construction portfolio.
She succeeds Bill Hazelton, who was recently named Executive Vice President, Head of North American Industry Practices, and is leading Chubb’s efforts to elevate and expand delivery of comprehensive, sector-specific solutions across all of its North America Industry Practices.
Along with REH and construction, Chubb North America Industry Practices include life sciences, private equity, energy, financial institutions, transportation, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.
Christofer will continue to report to Matt Merna, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, Chubb North America Major Accounts, and in her Industry Practice Leader roles, will report to Hazelton.
“Lyndsey has deep knowledge of all that Chubb can offer to our customers and a proven record of success delivering tailored, sector-focused solutions that are the foundation for strong and lasting partnerships,” said Merna.
“She has continually enhanced the value of our solutions for Chubb’s construction customers, and will no doubt do the same for our REH customers, while growing our REH industry practice throughout North America.”
Christofer, who is based in New York, has nearly two decades of actuarial and underwriting experience, and has held several leadership positions in underwriting throughout her career.
She joined Chubb in 2013 as Assistant Vice President, Chubb Construction, Major Accounts and served as Senior Vice President, Chubb Construction, before being named Executive Vice President, Construction Industry Practice Leader, in 2021.