Press Release


Hong Kong – Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) announces the appointment of Duke Ng as Head of Property Underwriting Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Generali’s regional headquarters, Duke will be responsible for leading the Property business across Asia and his appointment is effective from 1st January 2019. He replaces Joe Venetico who recently retired from the company in December 2018.

Commenting on the appointment, Hayden Seach, Head of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Asia said, “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Duke who will be a great addition to our regional team. As a technical expert, he brings the risk appreciation capabilities and expertise coupled with a strong understanding of the Asian insurance landscape which will help to drive Generali’s underwriting excellence across the region.

I would like to thank Joe for his indeed enormous contribution to Generali and we wish him all the best in his retirement. It is particularly pleasing that we have been able to identify his replacement from within and this appointment reflects the strength and depth of talent we have within the business.”

On his appointment, Duke Ng commented, “I look forward to taking on this new opportunity and I am conscious of the challenges that will come. I’m convinced that my technical experience gained from many years as a Risk Engineer would complement the team’s capability, delivering our Underwriting Proposition to the market and providing best in class experience to our customers and brokers.”

Duke has 18 years of experience in the insurance industry and joined Generali Global Corporate & Commercial in 2015 as a Risk Engineer, Senior Manager Greater China. Prior to joining Generali, Duke was Risk Engineer Senior Manager at Zurich Risk Engineering Group, based in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Duke has an Electrical Engineer background from City & Guilds London Institute, a master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Deakin University, Australia, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.


Generali is an independent, Italian Group, with a strong international presence. Established in 1831, it is among the world’s leading insurers and it operates in over 50 countries with total premium income exceeding €68 billion in 2017. With almost 71 thousand employees worldwide, and 57 million customers, the Group has a leadership position in Western European Countries and an ever more significant presence in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Asian markets.


GC&C offers P&C insurance and service solutions to medium-large companies and brokers in over 160 countries around the world. Thanks to its solid global experience, knowledge of the local markets and the corporate sector, the unit offers integrated and customizable solutions in property, casualty, engineering, marine, aviation, cyber e specialty risks. Through its experts in Multinational Program, Claims and Loss Prevention, GC&C guarantees companies the same level of assistance and protection over the world.