Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Welcomes Jess Au as Head of General Property in Asia

BOSTON & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that Jess Au has joined the company as Head of General Property in Asia. Based in Singapore, she succeeds Ophelia Szeto who is retiring from the role after nearly a decade with the company.

“Jess takes the reins of our general property portfolio with more than 20 years of experience in Asia. I look forward to working with her as we continue to build and expand BHSI’s long-term relationships in the region,” said Marc Breuil, Regional President, Asia Middle East, BHSI. “I also want to thank Ophelia for her work and her dedication in establishing our commercial property presence in Asia and we wish her success in her next endeavors.”

Jess brings with her a wealth of technical experience and market knowledge across Asia. Before BHSI, Jess had a number of regional managing & underwriting roles in the Singapore market, where she was most recently Regional Property Facultative Lead. Jess graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) where she majored in Insurance.

In Asia, BHSI provides general property coverage for a wide range of classes, including manufacturing, infrastructure, and real estate, as well as stand-alone natural catastrophe coverage.

Jess is based in Singapore and can be reached at

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (incorporated in Nebraska, USA) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. In the Asia Middle East region, it underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, which holds financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Plymouth Meeting, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich.



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