Management Team

Franz Josef Hahn
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Franz Josef Hahn is the Chief Executive Officer of Peak Re. With over 30 years of reinsurance industry experience, Mr. Hahn has successfully helped to build and shape the reinsurance business in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region. He held senior management positions in multiple leading reinsurance companies and has acquired extensive strategic business advisory experience across the globe.

Before launching his reinsurance career, he started his earlier years as a lawyer.
Mr. Franz Josef Hahn is the Chief Executive Officer of Peak Re. With over 30 years of reinsurance industry experience, Mr. Hahn has successfully helped to build and shape the reinsurance business in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region. He held senior management positions in multiple leading reinsurance companies and has acquired extensive strategic business advisory experience across the globe.

Before launching his reinsurance career, he started his earlier years as a lawyer.
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Cathy Chen
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cathy Chen is the Chief Financial Officer of Peak Re, overseeing the financial and operational management of Peak Re. Ms. Chen has more than 18 years of accounting and financial experience in both the insurance and reinsurance industry and has solid knowledge of the related regulations. She has previously been part of the management teams of various internationally renowned insurance organisations.

Ms. Chen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Fellowship.
Ms. Cathy Chen is the Chief Financial Officer of Peak Re, overseeing the financial and operational management of Peak Re. Ms. Chen has more than 18 years of accounting and financial experience in both the insurance and reinsurance industry and has solid knowledge of the related regulations. She has previously been part of the management teams of various internationally renowned insurance organisations.

Ms. Chen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Fellowship.
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Desmond Yu
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Desmond Yu is the Chief Investment Officer of Peak Re, designing, strategising and implementing tactical asset allocation of Peak Re’s investment portfolio. Mr. Yu has more than 20 years of financial industry experience, with a proven track record of achieving excellent investment returns and managing large portfolios.

Mr. Yu is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Mr. Desmond Yu is the Chief Investment Officer of Peak Re, designing, strategising and implementing tactical asset allocation of Peak Re’s investment portfolio. Mr. Yu has more than 20 years of financial industry experience, with a proven track record of achieving excellent investment returns and managing large portfolios.

Mr. Yu is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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Eckart Roth
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Eckart Roth is the Chief Risk Officer of Peak Re. Mr. Roth is a seasoned reinsurance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the regional and international reinsurance markets and a proven track record in building and implementing comprehensive risk management systems during his previous experience with various global reinsurers.

Mr. Roth is a qualified lawyer.
Mr. Eckart Roth is the Chief Risk Officer of Peak Re. Mr. Roth is a seasoned reinsurance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the regional and international reinsurance markets and a proven track record in building and implementing comprehensive risk management systems during his previous experience with various global reinsurers.

Mr. Roth is a qualified lawyer.
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David V. Cabral
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. David Cabral is the Chief Operating Officer of Peak Re, with leadership responsibilities in business process integration and driving Peak Re’s technology strategy development.

Mr. Cabral is a seasoned reinsurance professional with more than 35 years of global (re)insurance experience, working in diverse markets in start-up environments and successfully founded and led the development of (re)insurance organisations.

Mr. Cabral is a member of the Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (PARIMA).
Mr. David Cabral is the Chief Operating Officer of Peak Re, with leadership responsibilities in business process integration and driving Peak Re’s technology strategy development.

Mr. Cabral is a seasoned reinsurance professional with more than 35 years of global (re)insurance experience, working in diverse markets in start-up environments and successfully founded and led the development of (re)insurance organisations.

Mr. Cabral is a member of the Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (PARIMA).
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Chris Kershaw
Managing Director - Global Markets
Mr. Chris Kershaw is the Managing Director – Global Markets at Peak Re, responsible for business development. Mr. Kershaw has more than 35 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and has spent the past 25 years in Asia, gaining a wide range of experience working with various stakeholders, including regulators, to develop relationships and business across the region and multiple lines.
Mr. Chris Kershaw is the Managing Director – Global Markets at Peak Re, responsible for business development. Mr. Kershaw has more than 35 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and has spent the past 25 years in Asia, gaining a wide range of experience working with various stakeholders, including regulators, to develop relationships and business across the region and multiple lines.
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Lawrence Cheng
Managing Director - Underwriting
Mr. Lawrence Cheng is the Managing Director – Underwriting for Peak Re, looking after the Company’s product underwriting function. He has more than 15 years of experience in the reinsurance industry with exposures from both brokering and reinsurance companies. Mr. Cheng has solid experience in reinsurance purchasing, reserving, pricing, catastrophe modelling, capital modelling and enterprise risk management (ERM).

Mr. Cheng is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Mr. Lawrence Cheng is the Managing Director – Underwriting for Peak Re, looking after the Company’s product underwriting function. He has more than 15 years of experience in the reinsurance industry with exposures from both brokering and reinsurance companies. Mr. Cheng has solid experience in reinsurance purchasing, reserving, pricing, catastrophe modelling, capital modelling and enterprise risk management (ERM).

Mr. Cheng is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
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Christopher Lee
Head of Life & Health
Mr. Christopher Lee is the Head of Life & Health at Peak Re, overseeing the Company’s life, health, and medical, reinsurance business. Mr. Lee has more than 27 years of Life & Health insurance & reinsurance. Mr. Lee acquired extensive experience across the entire insurance operations, specifically in financial reporting, pricing, underwriting, insurance operations (new business and policy servicing), marketing and product development.

Mr. Lee is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, US.
Mr. Christopher Lee is the Head of Life & Health at Peak Re, overseeing the Company’s life, health, and medical, reinsurance business. Mr. Lee has more than 27 years of Life & Health insurance & reinsurance. Mr. Lee acquired extensive experience across the entire insurance operations, specifically in financial reporting, pricing, underwriting, insurance operations (new business and policy servicing), marketing and product development.

Mr. Lee is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, US.
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