FWD Group today announced the appointment of Ken Lau as Managing Director, Greater China, and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong & Macau, effective 29 March, 2018.
With more than 27 years’ insurance industry experience across the region, Ken will lead FWD’s Greater China business and drive the delivery of its technology-driven and customer-led strategy.
Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ken to the Group to lead FWD and the implementation of its growth strategy across Greater China. He has a wealth of experience in building insurance businesses and will be an invaluable source of strategic insight to our Hong Kong & Macau team.”
Ken commented, “FWD is one of the fastest growing insurers in Asia and the company is doing great things to take the industry forward and change the way people feel about insurance. It’s an exciting time to join the team and I believe the customer-led and technology-driven approach will set us in good stead for a strong future. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to help accelerate FWD’s drive to do things differently within the insurance industry.”
Ken was most recently with Union Life Insurance Co. China, where he was the Chief Executive Officer managing both the life and general insurance businesses. During his three-year tenure, he oversaw the company’s successful expansion. Prior to Union Life, Ken was with Ping An Life for more than 10 years and was appointed as President from 2012 to 2014. Ken’s roles in his earlier career cover China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Prudential and AIA.