Gallagher to launch new brokerage in Taiwan

Independent broker Gallagher is to launch a brokerage in Taiwan, to be led by Brian Wang, who joined Gallagher in 2022 to help set up in the country launch. Prior to joining Gallagher, Wang was Managing Director of WTW from 2019 to 2022, and had a similar role with Aon for eight years prior to that.

Colleagues from Gallagher Re’s global reinsurance business led by Jimmy Tsai, plus representatives from its aviation team, which is part of its London-based Specialty division, will also be based with the team working with Wang. The business will form part of Gallagher’s Asia operations. These have grown over the last 18 months to include Japan and Hong Kong. Gallagher also has Asian teams based in Singapore, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.

The team previously operated under the Alexander Leed brand, which was established in the region in 2001.

Sarah Lyons, CEO of Australia and Asia, said that “our launch in Taiwan marks another major milestone in Gallagher’s plans to expand in Asia. We first launched in the region in 2011 and have steadily grown our footprint through acquisitions, partnerships and organic growth. I am delighted with the calibre of the team we are bringing to clients in Taiwan and with our on-the ground experience in insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits we are well placed to quickly scale up our existing client base.”