Dr. Aaron Butt has over 25 years of corporate experience in the fields of general and specialty insurance, insurance brokerage, and reinsurance. He was involved with a number of entities that went from new set-up to public listing in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Australia.
Dr. Butt spent his early professional career with the Insurance Group of Hongkong And Shanghai Banking Corporation, inclusive of setting up its insurance distribution infrastructure in Hong Kong and Melbourne. He later joined Jardine Matheson Group’s Lloyd’s broker operation to develop their financial and political risks insurance business for Asia Pacific. After 14 years with large corporate names, Dr. Butt started his own financial risks insurance and reinsurance brokerage house in conjunction with one of Lloyd’s largest specialty wholesalers in the field. He became a leader in the field and had given many lectures and had written on the subjects of credit risks insurance, political risks insurance and risks management. On the business front, he developed a number of innovative financial risks transfer products in conjunction with financial institutions, especially insurance and reinsurance companies.
Dr. Butt retired from the insurance field in 2001 to focus on his private investments in hospitality and consumer businesses.
Dr. Butt is a Ph.D. graduate in Business Administration and is an avid sportsman and supporter of athletics and international 7’s rugby. He was a Hong Kong Junior and Senior record holder in track and field events, and represented Hong Kong in 200m and 400m at the 1973 Asian Track and Field Good Will Games in Seoul, Korea. He is also an alumni member of the U.K. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.