Peak Reinsurance, a Hong Kong-based global reinsurer, has appointed Eckart Roth as chief risk officer, effective July 1.

Roth founded Peak Re, together with Chief Executive Officer Franz Josef Hahn. He is a seasoned reinsurance professional with more than 23 years of experience in the regional and international reinsurance markets and a proven track record in building and implementing comprehensive risk management systems during his previous experience with global reinsurers.

Peak Re has yet to appoint a replacement to oversee the underwriting function, the company stated. Hahn will assume the additional responsibility in the interim.