Howden today announced the appointment of Mike Baker as Chief Client Officer for Asia, with immediate effect. He will be based in Singapore and report directly to Goh Chye Huat, CEO of Howden Asia.
In his new role, Baker is tasked with the responsibility of developing Howden’s proposition for large clients within the region, concentrating on delivering services to multinational companies and organisations grappling with complex issues such as energy transition, cyber threats, climate, and political risks.
He will work closely with Howden’s broader Multinational Client Practice team, utilising the group’s extensive network, expertise, reinsurance, and analytical resources to support clients.
Goh Chye HuatCEO of Howden Asia
Baker has extensive industry experience and an international background, which has seen him in underwriting and broking positions in London, Sydney, and Singapore. He moved to Howden from Aon, where he was Strategic Account Manager, and his experience also includes a nine-year tenure at WTW, where he held several senior positions, notably as Head of Corporate, Property & Casualty, and Global Client Relationship Manager.
Goh Chye Huat, welcomed the appointment: “Mike brings exceptional market knowledge and broking expertise, which, combined with his experience in developing and leading strategies for major corporates, will bring considerable value to our clients in Asia.”
Baker, sharing his perspective on the move, commented, “In times of ongoing volatility and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to work together as an industry, for the benefit of our clients. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team in Howden Asia and across the Group, leveraging our collective power to provide innovative solutions for clients.”