AIA Announces Senior Appointment in Malaysia
Focus Malaysia 13 Jun 2019 12:48
AIA Group Limited (the “Company”; stock code: 1299) today announces the appointment of Ben Ng to be in charge of its Malaysian operations. Ben will report to Tan Hak Leh, Regional Chief Executive, AIA Group.
Tan Hak Leh said: “AIA Malaysia is a large and very important market for the AIA Group. We would like to thank Anusha Thavarajah for her leadership and contribution to AIA Malaysia for the past eight years. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours.” He added that AIA has identified a suitable candidate and will be seeking the necessary regulatory approvals on the appointment of a new CEO.
Ben joined AIA in 2011 and has been President Director of AIA Financial in Indonesia since June 2014. Under his leadership, AIA has grown to become the second-largest life insurance company in Indonesia based on new business premium.
Tan said: “During his time as President Director of AIA Financial, Ben led the successful development of a set of clear strategic priorities to help AIA build a market-leading bancassurance business and move our agency distribution towards a full-time, Premier Agency model.”
Ben has more than 24 years’ experience in the insurance industry across the region. Prior to his role as President Director of AIA Indonesia, Ben was the CEO of AIA’s Group Corporate Solutions business. He was also Regional Business Development Director and Interim CEO for AIA Taiwan. Ben has held numerous leadership roles over his career including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.