The Belt Road Initiative, an ambitious infrastructure strategy, adopted by the Chinese government that will involve European, Asian and African countries, is expected to drift the World’s trade centre from the American to the Eurasian continent.
Under the scope of the BRI, many corporate transactions have already been triggered through Asia and Africa. In order to tackle that need of transport and energy infrastructures we can expect an increase of takeovers, Joint Ventures, capital participation undertook by multinational firms during the next coming years.
The objective of this seminar is to present the details of this initiative and how it will shape the world, in order to better understand the enormous opportunities presented by BNR initiative to insurers, unique insurance business landscape in China market and challenges foreign insurers must face in managing risks.
About the Speakers
Lorenzo Riccardi, Managing Partner of RsA Asia
Lorenzo Riccardi is based in Shanghai and teaches Chinese Taxation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. During his career, he has also taught Asian taxation at Pecking University, Tongji University, Xian Jiao Tong Liverpool and Hult Business School. He is a CPA specialized in international taxation and is the author of articles and essays on issues of various kinds related to foreign investment in East Asia.
Timson Hui, Head of Engineering Underwriting Asia, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial
Timson Hui is the Head of Engineering Underwriting in Asia, Global Corporate & Commercial Unit of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. He has over 20 years of experience in underwriting and managing construction insurance portfolio in Asia. Trained as a civil engineer in Canada, he started his career in the MTRC project team here in Hong Kong in the mid-90’s. Timson and his team have underwritten and managed many large infrastructure projects in hydroelectric, container terminal, road, etc, in Asia.
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