Global Risk Report 2021: Asia Leaders’ PerspectiveS

25 March

Asia Pacific


The Global Risks Report 2021 (GRR 2021) is published by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Marsh & McLennan, Zurich Insurance, SK Group and some of the world’s leading academic institutions. The GRR 2021 incorporates the results from the Global Risks Perception Survey, with analysis into the existential crisis of climate change, growing socioeconomic and geopolitical divisions, and their interconnections and implications on our ability to resolve global challenges requiring social cohesion and international cooperation. The Global Risks Report concludes with proposals for enhancing resilience drawing from lessons from the pandemic as well as historical trends.

Join our panel of speakers, David Jacob – CEO of Marsh Asia; Tulsi Naidu – CEO, Asia Pacific of Zurich Insurance; and Franck Baron – Group Deputy Director, Risk Management & Insurance at International SOS and Chairman of PARIMA, as they highlight the key findings from the Global Risks Report 2021 and share their insights and implications for Asia.


David Jacob
David Jacob

CEO, Asia


Tulsi Naidu
Tulsi Naidu

CEO Asia Pacific

Zurich Insurance Group

Franck Baron

Group Deputy Director Risk Management & Insurance

International SOS



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Jeffrey Toh
Jeffrey Toh

Business Risk Consultant, Asia Pacific

FM Global

Jeffrey is a member of FM Global’s Business Risk Consulting (BRC) team in the Asia Pacific region. BRC services take a strategic approach towards helping clients identify the critical processes that drive their businesses and quantify dependencies on those processes. Through Business Impact Analysis (BIA), BRC helps clients to better understand the financial exposures to their businesses, to strengthen business resilience and develop effective risk management strategies.

Jeffrey joined FM Global in September of 2018. Prior to joining FM Global, Jeffrey was a Risk & Compliance Manager in the Group Finance department of The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited, where he specialised in business process improvements and developing risk strategies. Prior to Great Eastern, Jeffrey served as a Corporate Improvement Manager in a publicly listed supply chain management company. He also had experience in performing financial statement audits in a range of industries, during his stint as a Senior Assurance Associate in Deloitte.

As a member of the Business Risk Consulting Group, Jeffrey is primarily responsible for conducting Business Impact Analysis, working in partnership with FM Global clients, to fully identify and quantify the client’s financial exposures as they relate to property and business interruption loss potential. The analysis Jeffrey performs often result in the identification of significant exposures that were previously unknown or not fully understood by the client, which potentially has a material impact to risk management decisions.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant.

Guido Gavio
Guido Gavio

Asia Complex Loss Director


Guido Gavio is the Asia Complex Loss Director for BELFOR Asia. He has more than 22 years of experience in handling restoration projects for companies suffering from losses after a disaster. He joined BELFOR Asia, then known as Relectronic – Remech as a Restoration Engineer in Australia in 1996. He rose through the ranks and was seconded to Thailand for 3 years from 1998 to 2001 before being posted to the regional Headquarters in Asia in 200

Guido studied electrical engineering at the Universidad Technologica de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Upon graduation, Guido worked at the National Institute of Industrial Technology assisting with research programs in the area of superconductors where he gained considerable hands – on experience in developing and building prototypes. Guido then migrated to Australia where he worked for Telstra in the design and construction of the cable and internet network.

Upon completion of the Telstra project, Guido joined Relectronic – Remech. BELFOR Asia has the capability to recover buildings, production lines and other property, following disaster incidents such as fire, explosion, earthquake, typhoon, wind, flooding, rain, water ingress, chemical spills etc.

The company has maintained the market leader position for disaster recovery in Asia for the past 25 years, and is now handling more than 1,600 industrial disaster incidents per year.