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

19 June 2018 | Hong Kong
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.

About FWD Group

Established in Asia in 2013 with a trailblazer mentality, FWD is the primary insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group

FWD Group spans 10 markets in Asia including Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, Shariah and family takaful products across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences and making the insurance journey simpler, faster and smoother, with innovative propositions and easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to be a leading pan-Asian insurer by changing the way people feel about insurance.

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