February 2019

Liberty establishes Japan Desk

February 2019 - Liberty has appointed Kohei Watanabe as Head of Business Development for Japan

Liberty has recently appointed Kohei Watanabe as Head of Business Development for Japan.

“We see Japan as a market of interest and growth potential for Liberty. Over the past few years the majority of our product lines have experienced greater opportunity and demand for the tailored underwriting solutions we can offer,” said Matthew Jackson, Senior Vice President and Asia Leader, Liberty Specialty Markets.  

“Many of our major broking partners are also experiencing growth in their Japanese portfolios so this appointment is timely on a number of fronts,” said Jackson. 

“With our ability to offer a combination of consistent underwriting, risk engineering and dependable claims services we believe we are well positioned to grow our Japanese portfolio. Kohei will form a dedicated Japan desk based in our Singapore office and is able to connect brokers and their clients in Japan with our broad range of products,” said Jackson.

Kohei brings nearly two decades of experience in the Tokyo and London markets, having most recently held senior roles for a leading Japanese insurer.

Kohei can be reached on +65 6622 9206 or on