Risk insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) has hired industry expert Jessica Lang to its capital risks team in Asia.

Lang joins as deputy general manager of capital risks for China and will be based in Shanghai.

“Jessica’s appointment reinforces JLT’s long-standing commitment to the Asian market and is the next chapter of our ongoing growth within the region,” says Matthew Strong, managing director of capital risks Asia for JLT.

“I am sure Jessica will be an excellent addition to our team and will be a great assistance in our work within China,” Strong adds.

Lang’s hire means that JLT now has full-time credit and political risk experts in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Lang joins JLT from Coface in Shaghai where she spent the last seven years.