With a culture focused on quality people and quality teams, Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) has seen major success across the Asia–Pacific region. Part of global parent company Liberty Mutual Group, LIU is now a prominent player in its own right with a reputation built on professionalism and discipline.

Mike Abdallah is the President of LIU for the Asia–Pacific region. The CEO Magazine sat down with Mike to discuss LIU’s culture, its management approach, and the importance of long-term industry relationships.

“To be honest, I fell into the insurance industry. I had to leave school a little earlier than I would have liked. I saw an opportunity in the motor vehicle claims department with an insurer. They wanted somebody with a good mathematical background, and I thought I was okay with numbers, so I went for an interview and got the job. From there, I worked hard, moved through the ranks, and now I can look back on a great, life-long career in this industry” states Mike.