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FWD Group announces the appointment of Arthur Lee as South East Asia Chairman

14 February 2018 | Singapore
FWD Group announced the appointment of Arthur Lee as EVP, New Markets & Corporate Governance, and South East Asia Chairman. In the role, Arthur will oversee FWD’s expansion in the region, as well as leading corporate governance across the Group, including risk, compliance, audit, and legal functions.

Arthur’s long track record of C-suite insurance industry experience in Asia Pacific saw him most recently at Tokio Marine Asia, where he was the Chief Executive and member of the Board, as well as Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Holdings, driving the development and operations of the Tokio Marine in the region. He was also a member of a number of boards within the Tokio Marine Group.

Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to boost our leadership with a seasoned professional of Arthur’s calibre. He will work closely with myself and the Group executive team to expand FWD in Asia geographically, as well as to deepen our presence in our current operating countries. His extensive knowledge of the South East Asian markets and his long term relationships with key partners in the region will be extremely valuable assets for FWD.”

Arthur said, “I am delighted to be a part of the FWD team. I have been inspired by the dynamic culture here and the heartfelt dedication of everyone across the Group behind our ambitious vision of changing the way people feel about insurance. As one of the newest and fastest-growing pan-Asian insurance brands, we have an opportunity to do things differently, and I look forward to helping make our vision a reality.”

Prior to Tokio Marine, Arthur was Executive Director of The Asia Life Assurance Society for several years where he managed the Singapore and Malaysia property & casualty, and later, life businesses.

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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