IPG Howden announces the appointment of Chief Executive Officers for Asia and EMEA

IPG Howden has announced the appointment of Benjamin Cheng as Chief Executive Officer for Asia and Gaya Vytheswaran as Chief Executive Officer for EMEA. Both will report to Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Tsih in the newly-created roles.

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Benjamin was the Head of Insurance Broker Business and Chief Executive of Citi Insurance Broker (Hong Kong) Limited before joining IPG Howden in 2014. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of IPG Howden Hong Kong in 2018.

With over 15 years of experience in the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth insurance industry, Gaya was the Deputy Group CEO at JLT/PCS by Mercer before joining IPG Howden in 2021. Gaya will be based in Dubai from September 2022.


Peter Tsih, Group Chief Executive Officer said: “As we look forward to the next stage of our growth story, these appointments will provide dynamic leadership to deliver organic growth through collaboration and teamwork. Both Gaya and Benjamin are industry veterans, who are well positioned to guide their respective regions in realizing the enormous opportunities in front of us."