As Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of Cigna Hong Kong, Austin is responsible for driving Cigna’s growth as it expands its health and risk insurance presence in Hong Kong. He joined Cigna as the Global Head of Travel Insurance in February 2013 and under his leadership Cigna’s travel insurance business has expanded in several markets, most notably in New Zealand and Thailand. In October 2013, Austin acted as interim CEO and Country Manager for Cigna New Zealand where he quickly positioned the business for future growth.
Austin has over 15 years of international experience in consumer lines insurance and significant Asian market experience. Prior to joining Cigna, Austin was the Regional Vice President for AIG’s APAC Travel Services covering thirteen countries.
Austin has a Master of Business Administration from Darden Graduate School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.