Bravura Solutions strengthens Asian team with key appointment in growing market

Sydney - 10 September 2012

Bravura Solutions Limited (Bravura), a leading global supplier of transfer agency and wealth management software applications and professional services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Gershon as Sales Director, Life Insurance Solutions, Asia. Based in Bravura's Hong Kong office, Andy will be responsible for growing the company’s life insurance business in the Asian region.

Reporting to Roland Slee, Bravura’s Managing Director, APAC, Andy will focus on generating new business in the Greater China and ASEAN markets. His role also includes relationship management for existing life insurance clients in the territory.

Roland Slee said: "I am really pleased that Andy has come on board. His deep Asian experience and strong skills in sales, business development and relationship management combined with his knowledge of the sector make Andy a powerful addition to the team.

“The rapidly growing Asian life insurance market represents a significant opportunity for Bravura, particularly in light of the proven success of our Sonata policy administration platform. Andy will play a pivotal role in tapping that opportunity for Bravura and advancing our interests in the region”.

Andy has over 28 years experience in the financial services and IT industries. He joins Bravura from Sungard Systems where he worked as Global Accounts Director, and was responsible for the global and Asia Pacific regional strategic relationship management of tier one clients.

Gershon said: "I am excited to take on this new role and am delighted to be joining the Bravura team. Bravura’s new wealth management platform, Sonata, is at the cutting-edge of life insurance administration technology. I look forward to helping Bravura expand its presence in the Asian region.

“Bravura’s combination of leading edge product offerings, expert professional services and impressive financial strength create a compelling proposition in the market and an outstanding opportunity for me personally”.

Bravura’s next generation life insurance and wealth management solution, Sonata, has experienced marked success in the short period since its launch, implementing in less than four months for New Zealand start up life insurer, Partners Life. Partners Life wrote its first million dollars in premiums in the first three weeks of operations on Sonata.

Gershon commenced his role on 3 September 2012.

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