FWD announces departure of Kazuyuki Takahashi as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor

Hong Kong, 19 June 2018 – FWD Group today announced that Kazuyuki Takahashi, Vice Chairman of the Group Board of Directors and Senior Advisor to FWD Developments Japan K.K., has stepped down from both roles after five years of service.

Kazuyuki was instrumental in helping FWD establish a presence in Japan, which eventually led to him overseeing and advising on FWD’s acquisition of the AIG Fuji Life business last year and its integration with FWD Fuji Life.

The Hon. Ronald Arculli, Chairman of FWD Group, said, “On behalf of FWD, I’d like to thank Kazuyuki for his tireless efforts and achievements, especially for his contribution to our activities in Japan as well as his guidance to the Board. Japan is a key piece in our pan-Asian footprint and his insight and leadership has proved to be invaluable. We are excited for our future in Japan and wish Kazuyuki all the very best.”

Kazuyuki said, “It’s been a privilege to have been a part of FWD and especially our expansion into Japan, a landmark event for everyone involved. It’s sad to say goodbye to such an innovative group of people, but I’m extremely proud of how far we’ve come already in such a short amount of time in Japan.”

Kazuyuki joined FWD’s parent company Pacific Century Group in 2013 to establish the Japan preparatory office. He was then appointed Vice Chairman of the Group Board in 2014, then became Representative Director, President & CEO of FWD Developments Japan K.K. in 2015. Since the successful completion of the acquisition of the AIG Fuji Life business in 2017, Kazuyuki remained with FWD Developments Japan K.K. as a Senior Adviser.

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FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

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