Thirty-year veteran Erik Bleekrode has been tapped to be KPMG’s new head of insurance in the Asia-Pacific region. The handover in leadership comes as insurers see massive disruption and face a wide range of complex challenges, from navigating financial market uncertainty and evolving consumer demands, to outpacing digitally savvy new competitors.
Bleekrode’s new role will be focused on continuing to create value for insurance sector clients in new and different ways as they transition through the inevitable changes taking place in the industry.
Bleekrode steps into the role previously led by Simon Donowho who, with his extensive regional experience, will now spend more time advising his insurance clients.
Based in Hong Kong, Bleekrode is also head of insurance for KPMG in China and leads KPMG China’s Insurance Accounting Change practice. He has previous experience in the financial services industry in the Netherlands, Brazil and Hong Kong.
In addition to Hay, Bleekrode will also report to Simon Gleave, KPMG’s head of financial services in the Asia-Pacific.