PEMBROKE, Bermuda, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd, a member company of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd today announced that Eugene Raitt, Senior Vice President, Accident Health and Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, has been elected Chairman of the Board for the Direct Marketing Association for 2010. Mr. Raitt served as Board Vice Chairman in 2009.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a global trade association, with over 3,100 corporate members, of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. The DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process.
At Allied World, Mr. Raitt works in Hong Kong, introducing accident and health insurance to the market. Direct marketing is his primary distribution strategy, focusing on developing the sponsored market business. Prior to joining Allied World, Mr. Raitt worked at AIG for 16 years launching their direct marketing businesses throughout Asia, beginning in Japan, then Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong and India.
About Allied World Assurance Company
Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. has a branch office in Hong Kong, which is regulated by the Office of Commissioners of Insurance, Hong Kong. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through offices in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For further information on Allied World, please visit our website at www.awac.com.
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