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Paul McNamee

Senior Vice President, Chubb Group; Regional President, Asia Pacific

Paul McNamee is Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the general management and business results for all general insurance operations in the region, which includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Mr. McNamee has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.  He was appointed Deputy Regional President and Executive Vice President, Commercial Property & Casualty, Asia Pacific in September 2013, a position he retained after ACE's acquisition of Chubb in January 2016. 

Previously, Mr. McNamee was President of ACE's North America Property & Specialty Lines. Mr. McNamee joined ACE in 1995 in Australia and was named Head of Property and Technical Lines for Asia Pacific in 2002, based in Singapore. Mr. McNamee went on to become the Chief Operating Officer for ACE in Hong Kong before being posted to London in 2005 as the Executive Vice President and Head of ACE's International Property & Technical Lines business.  

Mr. McNamee entered the industry in 1995, joining CIGNA Corporation's International operations in Australia.

Glen Browne

Deputy Regional President, Asia Pacific; Division President, Consumer Lines

Glen Browne is Deputy Regional President for Asia Pacific and Division President for Consumer Lines. He is responsible for growing the region’s consumer portfolio through product innovations, consumer partnerships, direct marketing and digital distribution for both the company’s general and life insurance divisions. Prior to his current responsibilities for Consumer Lines, he was overseeing Chubb’s operations in Southeast Asia, in addition to his role as Deputy Regional President for Asia Pacific.

Mr. Browne has more than two decades of experience in Asia Pacific successfully managing and building businesses in developed and emerging markets. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Accident & Health in 2014, a position he retained after ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016.  From 2012 to 2014, he was Chubb’s Country President for Thailand, where he was responsible for the growth of the general insurance business.

Before re-joining Chubb in 2012, Mr. Browne’s seven years with various insurance companies enabled him to gain in-depth marketing knowledge of the highly competitive European, Korean and Japanese markets.

He began his career in insurance in 1993 with Royal & Sun Alliance Group in New Zealand. He then joined Chubb seven years later to establish the Accident & Health business in New Zealand. At Chubb, he grew his career abroad when he moved to the regional headquarters in Singapore in 2002 and then to Taiwan a year later.  

Mr. Browne holds a Bachelor degree from Auckland University. He is also a Senior Associate of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance and is a member of MENSA Singapore.

Soledad Mune

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific; Regional Head of International Personal Lines, Asia Pacific

Soledad Muné is Senior Vice President and Regional Head of International Personal Lines of Chubb in the Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the management and development of the automobile, residential, specialty personal lines and high net worth insurance businesses in the region. 

Prior to her regional appointment, Ms. Muné was based in the United States and held the role of Chief Underwriting Officer for International Personal Lines, where she was responsible for the profitable growth of the automobile and residential lines of business in Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Far East.

She has held various leadership roles since joining Chubb in 2013 as Vice President, Global Product Management where she was responsible for the automobile and residential lines of business across six countries in Latin America. 

After her graduation, Ms. Muné began her career as a pricing analyst at Travelers Insurance Companies Inc. During her eight-year stint, she was promoted to roles of increasing responsibility, including roles within catastrophe risk management and product management in the United States, and she was eventually made responsible for personal insurance product management  all international initiatives.

Ms. Muné holds a Master’s in Business Adminstration from New York University and Master’s in Mathematics (with honors) from Central Connecticut State University. She received her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics (with honors) from Trinity College, and insurance certifications from various industry institutions. 

Grant Cairns

Head of Property & Casualty, Asia Pacific

Grant Cairns is Head of Property & Casualty for Chubb in Asia Pacific. He has overall management responsibility for Chubb’s extensive Commercial property & casualty business across the region which includes Property & Terrorism, Energy, Construction, Casualty, Financial Lines, Environmental, SME, Marine and Industry Practice Solutions.

Mr. Cairns has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He started at Chubb in 2004 as the Financial Lines Manager, Victoria, Australia and was promoted to Financial Lines Manager for Australia and New Zealand in 2007. In 2013, he relocated to London, starting his international career as the Regional Manager, Financial Lines for Chubb’s Continental Europe, Eurasia & Africa region, before taking on the role of Financial Lines Manager for UK & Irelend.

Mr. Cairns returned to the region as Head of Financial Lines for Asia Pacific in 2018. Concurrently, he was also the Private Equity Industry Practice Leader for Chubb’s international operations at that time. As the Private Equity Industry Practice Leader, he was responsible for leading and coordinating the delivery of Chubb's full set of insurance products and services across all regions outside North America to respond to private equity related transactions and meet the needs of their portfolio companies.

Mr. Cairns holds a Graduate Diploma in Insurance from Deakin University, Australia.

Ben Howell

Senior Vice President; Regional Head of Accident & Health, Asia Pacific

Ben Howell is Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Accident & Health for Chubb in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for the management and development of Chubb’s accident, health and travel insurance business in the region.

Mr. Howell was previously the Deputy Head of Accident & Health, Asia Pacific, after being promoted from Head of Accident & Health for Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

Mr. Howell has 20 years experience in the insurance industry, including more than a decade of experience in Asia. He commenced his career at Chubb’s predecessor company in Sydney, Australia in 2002 before embarking on his international career three years later. Then with AIG, Mr. Howell worked in Hong Kong and Singapore leading their financial institutions underwriting business for Asia. In 2008, he joined Allied World in Hong Kong to build and run a Financial Lines business in the Asia Pacific region. In 2014, he relocated from Hong Kong to Australia in the same role, before assuming concurrently the role of Country Manager for Australia in 2015. In July 2016, Mr. Howell returned to Chubb as Global Broker Unit Manager for Victoria.

Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance & Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Macquarie University in Sydney.