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James Thompson - Senior VP, APAC division manager
FM Global appoints James Thompson as Senior VP, APAC division manager
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Fri, 9th Sep 2022

The company has made several senior executive appointments as it promotes seasoned leaders within the company to new roles.

James Thompson, FM Global's vice president, manager, global sales in the APAC region, has been named senior vice president, APAC division manager. In his new role, Thompson is responsible for the oversight of all operations for FM Global's Asia-Pacific division. Thompson is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Thompson joined FM Global in 1993 as a risk consultant engineer in the company's Melbourne office, and has since served in various engineering and leadership roles in client service, sales, and underwriting within the US, UK, and Australia. Prior to that, Thompson was an environmental project engineer for a Mobil/Exxon joint venture.

Thompson succeeds Ziad Alex S. Tadmoury, who has been appointed senior vice president, AFM division manager, FM Global's middle market business unit.

Tan Hian Hong has been named operations senior vice president, operations manager, Asia, and will assume responsibility for FM Global's operations in Asia. Tan was previously vice president, division underwriting manager, responsible for Asia and Australia. He is based in Singapore.

Tan joined FM Global in 2004 as a risk consultant engineer. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles, including account engineer, account manager, and client service manager, with a primary focus on Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Andrew Stafford has been appointed operations senior vice president and operations manager, Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, Stafford will be based in Sydney and will assume responsibility for FM Global's operations in Australia. Stafford was previously regional senior vice president, AFM EMEA and Australia. He succeeds Lynette Schultheis, who now oversees FM Global's Western division.

Since joining FM Global in 1994 as a consultant engineer in Melbourne, Australia, Stafford has held a wide range of roles across the company, including manager for field engineering training in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, in 2000 and account manager for London operations in the UK in 2005. Stafford relocated back to Australia in 2008 as an account manager in Sydney before assuming the role of client service manager for Australia operations in 2011.

Both Tan and Stafford will report to Thompson.

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