Everest Insurance International, an insurance unit of Bermuda-based Everest Group, has made new senior leadership appointments to strengthen its presence in Asia.

The company has named Tomi Latva-Kiskola as head of insurance in Asia.

Latva-Kiskola, whose appointment is effective as of 5 February 2024, will report to Everest Insurance Asia Pacific head Scott Leney.

Leney said: “Tomi is a highly respected leader and operator who brings significant regional experience along with a deep network of long-standing relationships spanning multiple markets.

“Tomi shares our commitment to the Asia market and knows how to deliver the bespoke solutions and best-in-class value proposition our customers need and deserve from a partner like Everest.”

Latva-Kiskola most recently held the position of president and CEO of AIG Insurance Hong Kong.

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Prior to that, he served as CEO of AIG Thailand and led shared services operations in Asia and Europe.

Latva-Kiskola also served as a senior adviser to several international insurance, financial services, energy and pharmaceutical clients worldwide.

Furthermore, Swee Keong Mah has been named CEO of Everest Insurance Singapore. He will report to Latva-Kiskola.

Joining Everest in 2022, Mah is currently serving as Asia Insurance interim regional head and Asia-Pacific legal head.

According to the company, Mah played a key role in establishing the division’s Singapore operations.

He held several general counsel positions before joining Everest, most notably as head of legal, risk & compliance for Asia and the Middle East at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

Last month, Everest Group posted a net income of $678m for the third quarter of 2023 as against a net loss of $319m a year ago.