People: AIA Group Ltd (1299.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sze-Wing Tse

76 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Tucker

56 2011 President, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Garth Jones

51 2012 Group Chief Financial Officer

Keng Hooi Ng

59 2012 Regional Chief Executive

Gordon Watson

50 2012 Regional Chief Executive

Simeon Preston

43 2014 Group Chief Operations Officer

Tai-Wo Chu

74 2012 Group Chief Investment Officer

Mitchell New

50 2012 Group General Counsel

Shulamite Khoo

52 2012 Group Human Resources Director

Mark Saunders

2014 Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Wing Nga Lai

2010 Company Secretary

Mohamed Azman Yahya

50 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chung-Kong Chow

63 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Harrison

57 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Juen-Yee Lau

70 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chak-Kwong So

69 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Yong-Boon Yeo

60 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Lloyd

Chief Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Sze-Wing Tse

Mr. Sze-Wing Tse is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of AIA Group Limited. He is also the Chairman of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company. Amongst Mr. Tse’s appointments during more than 50 years with the Group, he served as Honorary Chairman of AIA Co. from July 2009 to December 2010, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIA Co. from 2000 to June 2009 and its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2000. Mr. Tse is a Non-executive Director of PCCW Limited and PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited. He has also been a Non-executive Director of PineBridge Investments Limited since May 2012. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of Hong Kong’s insurance industry, Mr. Tse was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2001. Mr. Tse received an honorary fellowship and an honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In 2003, Mr. Tse was elected to the prestigious Insurance Hall of Fame. Mr. Tse was appointed as a Nonexecutive Director of the Company on 27 September 2010 and Non-executive Chairman on 1 January 2011.

Mark Tucker

Mr. Mark Edward Tucker is President, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. For the period from 12 October 2010 to 31 December 2010, he served as Group Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Tucker joined the Group in July 2010 and is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIA Co. and AIA International. He is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management and performance of the Group. In addition to his responsibilities with the Group, Mr. Tucker has been an Independent Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. since November 2012. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Tucker served as Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc from 2005 to 2009, first joining that group in 1986. Amongst the leadership positions that Mr. Tucker occupied during his time at Prudential, he was the founder and Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia Limited from 1994 to 2003 and an Executive Director of Prudential plc from 1999 to 2003. During the period from 2004 to 2005, Mr. Tucker was Group Finance Director of HBOS plc. Mr. Tucker was a Non-executive Director of the Court of The Bank of England from June 2009 to May 2012, also serving as a member of its Financial Stability Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. Mr. Tucker qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 1985.

Garth Jones

Mr. Garth Jones is Group Chief Financial Officer of AIA Group Ltd. He is the Group Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the Group in all aspects of finance and risk management as well as managing relationships with key external stakeholders, including regulators and rating agencies. He is also responsible for the Annual Business Planning and Budgeting process and the Group Corporate Transaction team which supports merger and acquisition activity across the Group. He joined the Group in April 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Jones was the Executive Vice President of CPIC Life, the life insurance arm of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (CPIC). He also held a number of senior management positions during 12 years with Prudential Corporation Asia Limited, including Chief Financial Officer of the Asian life insurance operations. Prior to joining Prudential, Mr. Jones led the development of reinsurer Swiss Re’s Asia life business. Mr. Jones is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom.

Keng Hooi Ng

Mr. Keng Hooi Ng is Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group Ltd. He is responsible for the Group’s businesses operating in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, China and Taiwan as well as Group product strategy. He is a director of various companies within the Group including AIA Co. and AIA-B. He joined the Group in October 2010. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Ng was Group Chief Executive Officer and Director of Great Eastern Holdings Limited from December 2008. Mr. Ng worked for Prudential plc from 1989 to 2008, serving as a Managing Director of Insurance of Prudential Corporation Asia Limited from 2005 to 2008 responsible for its operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. He has been a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (U.S.) since 1985.

Gordon Watson

Mr. Gordon Timmins Watson is Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group Ltd. He is responsible for the Group’s businesses operating in Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, India and Sri Lanka as well as the Group Corporate Solutions business, Group Partnership Distribution and the Vitality initiative. He is a director of various companies within the Group including AIA Co. and AIA International. Mr. Watson rejoined the Group in January 2011. He worked in various parts of AIG (including within AIA) for over 27 years, during which time he served as Global Vice Chairman of ALICO and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALICO Asia. He also served as Global Chief Operating Officer and as Chairman of ALICO Japan. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Simeon Preston

Mr. Simeon Preston is Group Chief Operations Officer of the Company. He was Group Chief Strategy and Operations Officer of AIA Group Ltd. He is responsible at the Group level for business strategy, technology and operations. He is a director of various companies within the Group. He joined the Group in September 2010. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Preston served as a senior partner in the financial services practice of global management consultants Bain & Company, where he specialised in the Asia life insurance sector. He previously spent almost nine years with consulting firm Marakon Associates and was named a partner in 2006.

Tai-Wo Chu

Mr. Tai-Wo Chu is Group Chief Investment Officer of AIA Group Ltd. Mr. Chu is responsible for providing oversight to the management of the investment portfolios of the Group. He is a director of various companies within the Group. Mr. Chu joined the Group in June 1993 as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of AIA Co. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Chu spent 19 years with Bank of America in various senior management positions, including Country Senior Credit Officer, Head of Corporate Banking in Hong Kong and Country Manager of Bank of America in China.

Mitchell New

Mr. Mitchell David New is Group General Counsel of AIA Group Ltd. He is responsible for the provision of legal services and company secretarial services for the Group and providing support to legal and corporate governance functions within country operations. He is a director of various companies within the Group. He joined the Group in April 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. New occupied various senior roles with Manulife Financial where he was most recently Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for Asia, based in Hong Kong and with responsibility for providing legal services to its operations throughout Asia. He also managed several strategic initiatives including Manulife’s demutualisation in Asia, which led to the listing by Manulife of its shares on the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and the Philippines. In addition to the Asia division, he was also previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Manulife’s Canadian division.

Shulamite Khoo

Ms. Shulamite Khoo is Group Human Resources Director of AIA Group Ltd. She is responsible for the development of human capital strategies and their implementation across the Group as well as leading and providing support to human resources functions in local market operations. She is also responsible for the Group Corporate Security function. She joined the Group in January 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Khoo was Group Executive Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources of the AXA Group, based in Paris. Prior to AXA, she was Regional Head of Human Resources for Prudential Corporation Asia Limited based in Hong Kong. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Mark Saunders

Mr. Mark Saunders is Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer of the Company. Mr. Saunders is joining AIA from Towers Watson, where he was Managing Director for the company’s Asia Pacific Insurance Practice and of their overall Hong Kong business. A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Mr. Saunders joined Towers Watson in 1997 and has been working in Asia since 1989. Before joining Towers Watson he was Asian Regional Leader, Hong Kong CEO, and Executive Director and Board Member of both the Isle of Man-based international life insurance operations of Clerical Medical and their joint venture life insurer in Korea (“Coryo-CM”).

Wing Nga Lai

Ms. Wing Nga Lai, FCIS, FCS, is Company Secretary of AIA Group Limited. She is responsible for corporate secretarial duties and corporate governance matters in relation to the Company. Ms. Lai joined the AIA Group and was appointed Group Company Secretary in April 2010. Ms Lai has had over 15 years of working experience in the corporate secretariat and compliance areas of sizable listed companies and financial institutions. Prior to joining the AIA Group, she was the company secretary of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited from April 2005 to March 2010 and before that was the company secretary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited between April 2000 and April 2005.

Mohamed Azman Yahya

Tan Sri Mohamed Azman Yahya has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. He Tan Sri Azman is the Executive Chairman of Symphony Life Berhad and an executive director and Group Chief Executive of Symphony House Berhad; both listed entities on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”). He is an independent nonexecutive director of Scomi Group Berhad which is also listed on Bursa Malaysia and a director of various companies including PLUS Expressways International Berhad. Tan Sri Azman was a director of Malaysian Airline System Berhad and AirAsia Berhad until May 2013 and April 2012, respectively. Tan Sri Azman started his career at KPMG in London and qualified as a chartered accountant before returning to Malaysia in 1988 where he worked in a variety of roles in investment banking, ultimately being named chief executive of Amanah Merchant Bank. In 1998, he was tasked by the Malaysian Government to set-up and head Danaharta, the national asset management company. He was also the Chairman of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (“CDRC”), set up by Bank Negara Malaysia, to mediate and assist in debt restructuring programmes of viable companies. Tan Sri Azman is active in public service and sits on the boards of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government investment arm and Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government linked private equity fund management company. He is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation, the trustee body that oversees the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and a member of the Capital Market Advisory Group of Malaysian Securities Commission. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. Tan Sri Azman was appointed as an Independent Nonexecutive Director of the Company on 24 February 2014.

Chung-Kong Chow

Honourable Sir Chung-Kong Chow is Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. Mr. Chow is the Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. He has been an Independent Nonexecutive Director of Anglo American plc since 2008. Mr. Chow was Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Limited from 2003 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of Brambles Industries plc, a global support services company, from 2001 to 2003. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Chow was the Chief Executive of GKN plc, a leading engineering company based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Chow has been appointed as a nonofficial member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 1 July 2012 and the Chairman of the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s Advisory Committee on Corruption from 1 January 2013. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club since March 2011. In 2000, Mr. Chow was knighted in the United Kingdom for his contribution to industry. Mr. Chow was appointed as an Independent Nonexecutive Director of the Company on 28 September 2010.

John Harrison

Mr. John Barrie Harrison is Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. Mr. Harrison is currently an Independent Nonexecutive Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, The London Metal Exchange Limited and LME Clear Limited. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of BW Group Limited and has been appointed Vice Chairman of BW LPG Limited since 21 November 2013. He is a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper Pty Ltd since 30 June 2012. Mr. Harrison is a council member, standing committee member and honorary treasurer of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 2008 to 2010, he was Deputy Chairman, KPMG International. In 2003, Mr. Harrison was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG, China and Hong Kong and Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific. Mr. Harrison began his career with KPMG in London in 1977 and was made a partner of KPMG Hong Kong in 1987. Mr. Harrison is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Harrison was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2011.

Juen-Yee Lau

Professor Juen-Yee Lau has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Limited., with effect from 18 September 2014. He is currently serves as an independent non-executive director of CNOOC Limited and a non-executive director of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, both of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) and an independent director of Far EasTone Telecommunications Company Limited which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Professor Lau retired as Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited, a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation, in September 2014. Professor Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and from 1997 to 1999 as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, at Stanford University upon his retirement in 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Professor Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2010, he has also served on a part-time basis as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Lau specializes in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. He has authored, coauthored, or edited six books and published more than 170 articles and notes in professional journals.

Chak-Kwong So

Mr. Jack Chak-Kwong So is Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. From August 2007 to September 2010, Mr. So served as an Independent Non-executive Director of AIA Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and an independent Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, Greater China. Mr. So also served as an Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 1985 to 1992 and was appointed as its Chairman in October 2007. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Consultative Committee on Economic and Trade Co-operation between Hong Kong and the Mainland in October 2013, served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council from April 2007 to March 2013 and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2011. He has been a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since 2008. He is an International Business Advisor to the Mayor of Beijing and the Honorary Consultant to the Mayor of San Francisco. Mr. So was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company on 28 September 2010 and re-designated as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 26 September 2012.

Yong-Boon Yeo

Mr. Yong-Boon Yeo is Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. Mr. Yeo is currently the Vice-chairman of Kerry Group Limited and the Chairman of Kerry Logistics Network Limited. He is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the Berggruen Institute on Governance (formerly known as Nicolas Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council). In 2013, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic- Administrative Structure of the Holy See. In 2012, Mr. Yeo was presented with the Order of Sikatuna by the Philippines Government and the Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government, and became an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia. From 1988 to 2011, Mr. Yeo was a Member of the Singapore Parliament and held various Cabinet positions, including Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Health, Minister for Information and the Arts and Minister of State for Finance. From 1972 to 1988, Mr. Yeo served in the Singapore Armed Forces and attained the rank of Brigadier-General in 1988 when he was Director of Joint Operations and Planning in the Ministry of Defence. Mr. Yeo was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 2 November 2012.

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