Swiss Re has appointed Adelyn Chen as CFO for its Asia Division. Chen, who brings 14 years of insurance audit and business advisory experience, will oversee all finance related functions for the company’s 10 offices in the region, and become a member of the Asia Management Team in Hong Kong.
Chen joined Swiss Re in February 2009 as Head of Finance for Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. She was previously an Executive Director in the Audit and Business Advisory division of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Malaysia where she focused on all aspects of the insurance business, including Takaful. Her strong accounting, advisory and governance background and previous involvement in M&A transactions are well suited to the challenges in her new Asian role.
Chen started her career with PwC in Malaysia in 1995 specialising in auditing of insurance companies. She relocated to Singapore in 1999 to join KPMG where she was assigned to manage the audit of one of the largest UK-based life insurance companies in Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2002, Ms Chen re-joined PwC in Malaysia and was tasked to develop the business advisory services for the insurance and Takaful sector.