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Howden appoints Mike Baker as Regional Chief Client Officer

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29 January 2024: Howden, the global insurance group, today announces the appointment of Mike Baker as Chief Client Officer, Howden Asia. Baker will be based in Singapore and will report to Goh Chye Huat, CEO, Howden Asia. His appointment is with immediate effect.

Baker’s role is to further develop Howden's large client proposition in the region, focusing on servicing multinational companies and organisations with complex risk requirements across Asia. Baker will place specific emphasis on areas of heightened interest for clients including, but not limited to, Energy Transition, Cyber, Climate and Political Risk.

Beginning his career in 1985, Baker brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise having worked internationally as both an underwriter and a broker, based in London, Sydney, and Singapore. He joins Howden from Aon, where he was Strategic Account Manager, Asia. Prior to this, he spent nine years at Willis Towers Watson (WTW) holding various senior roles including Head of Corporate, Property & Casualty and Global Client Relationship Manager.

Goh Chye Huat, CEO, Howden Asia, said: “Mike brings exceptional market knowledge and broking expertise, which, combined with his experience in developing and leading strategies for major corporates, will bring considerable value to our clients in Asia.  This appointment demonstrates our ability to attract top talent while proactively responding to the needs of our clients, and I look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Baker will work with Howden’s Multinational Client Practice, harnessing the power of its network, market-leading specialisms, reinsurance and analytical capabilities, ensuring seamless access to the group for the benefit of Asian and multinational clients.

Mike Baker, Regional Chief Client Officer, Howden Asia, added: “In times of ongoing volatility and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to work together as an industry, for the benefit of our clients. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team in Howden Asia and across the Group, leveraging our collective power to provide innovative solutions for clients”.