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FWD Group announces the appointment of Petter Sternby as Group Corporate Transactions Officer

12 June 2018 | Hong Kong

Petter joins insurer from Standard Chartered to fill new role at FWD

FWD Group today announced the appointment of Petter Sternby as Group Corporate Transactions Officer.

Petter will lead FWD’s efforts to align with public company standards and will be based in Hong Kong, reporting directly to Craig Merdian, FWD Group Chief Financial Officer.

Craig said, “We’re delighted to welcome Petter to the Group. He has a wealth of industry and transactional experience across Asia. His insight from the banking sector will be a tremendous asset for us moving forward.”

Petter said, “It’s a really exciting time to join one of the fastest growing insurers in Asia. I’m looking forward to embracing the opportunities and challenges presented by this new role and help bring a fresh perspective and experience as we aspire to change the way people feel about insurance.”

Petter has over 25 years of investment banking experience spanning Asia, Europe and South America. He joins from Standard Chartered Bank where he most recently was Head of the Financial Institutions advisory team and previously Head of Financial Institutions for Greater China and North Asia. He has led numerous M&A, IPO and equity transactions during his career including advising on deals with SwissRe, SunLife, MetLife, UOB and Maybank. Petter moved to Hong Kong in 2010 with Nomura as Head of the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. He also previously worked for Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

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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