Ian is the Senior Managing Executive Officer and Executive Chairman International of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc and the first non-Japanese Executive Officer in its more than 130 year history. He is Vice Chairman of Tokio Marine Asia.
He is a Board Member of Edelweiss Tokio Life, Chairman of Tokio Marine Kiln Group at Lloyd’s of London, AXA UK PLC, Equitable Life Assurance Society, the oldest mutual assurer in the UK, Delphi Financial Group and Tokio Marine HCC in the USA and of Tokio Marine North America. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Insurance Development Forum, a multinational organisation aiming to provide financial protection to underserved disaster-prone communities.
He was formerly an investment banker specialising in the insurance and asset management industries. During his 35 year career as a banker he advised on more than one hundred completed merger and acquisition transactions in 20 countries and also handled numerous demutualisations and initial public offerings in Europe, the UK, South Africa and Canada.
He led the acquisitions of Kiln, Philadelphia Consolidated, Delphi Financial Group and HCC for Tokio Marine as well as the establishment of its Indian life insurance joint venture with Edelweiss Group.
He has extensive experience in Asia, with merger and acquisition work in several countries, including Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia and Australia.