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FWD appoints Boon-Kee Tan as Group Chief Business Officer

15 April 2019 | Singapore

Taking responsibility for leading insurer’s M&A and strategic investment activities in newly created role

FWD Group (“FWD”) today announced the appointment of Boon-Kee Tan as Group Chief Business Officer. In this new role, Boon-Kee will lead FWD’s expanded M&A and strategic investment activities and work with its shareholders and partners in the region to drive various special projects.

Boon-Kee has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services sector across Asia Pacific. She has served in several leadership positions, including Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group for Asia Pacific, Vice Chairman of Southeast Asia and Chief Operating Officer, at leading global financial institutions.

Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to have someone of Boon-Kee’s calibre to lead our M&A and strategic investment activities across the region. She’s been involved in numerous landmark transactions across Asia Pacific over the years and has an extensive relationship network and deep experience in the Asian financial services sector that will prove invaluable to FWD as we continue to grow our footprint and pursue our strategic ambitions.”

Boon-Kee said, “I’m delighted to be joining FWD, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing insurers in Asia. The vision of changing the way people feel about insurance and its business proposition to do things differently was a unique opportunity I couldn’t ignore. I look forward to working closely with the FWD team to build on our growth momentum and help achieve our strategic ambitions and initiatives across the region.”

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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