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John Pyall, Global Head of Product and Underwriting, Great Lakes Insurance

John Pyall.jpgJohn Pyall is the Global Head of the Product and Underwriting department for Great Lakes providing product oversight and governance for all insurance products, including product approval and review processes, product design and transition to market and oversight of wordings for Great Lakes global insurance business.

Originally in the legal section of the Munich Re office in London he returned twelve years ago to manage claims in the facilitated business for their direct arm Great Lakes Insurance, he then headed up their MGA cockpit onboarding new business from a claims and wordings perspective before transitioning to the Head of the Product and Underwriting. Previously, he spent five years as Regional Head of Claims and Underwriting Services in their Singapore Office, then head office in Munich as Coordinator of their International Claims departments in Asia Pacific and Africa from where he headed to Hong Kong, heading up the regional claims unit as well as continuing his role as the Claims Co-ordinator for their International Organisation.

He has a M.B.A. and a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration. He has worked over thirty years for Munich Reinsurance Group. Among other articles, he has been author and technical editor of the Chartered Insurance Institute book on Reinsurance and contributor to several textbooks on Insurance. He is also a qualified mediator and one of the founder directors of the Singapore International Mediation Centre as well as being a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He has lectured for the Chartered Insurance Institute, Singapore College of Insurance, Asia Insurance Review, London Guildhall University and for a number of other clients and societies on different aspects of, insurance claims, wordings and reinsurance.