FWD (“the Company”), the insurance businesses of Pacific Century Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wong as its Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong & Macau and Executive Vice President of the Greater China region. In this role, Mr Wong will lead the overall development of FWD's businesses in Hong Kong & Macau, as well as oversee the Company's business expansion in the Greater China region.
“I am delighted to be a part of this exciting period of change for the Company,” said David Wong. “FWD looks to move insurance in a new direction. We have an aspiration to become a major force in the market, and a progressive leader in transforming the industry's approach towards customer support and service. I am confident that with our talented and experienced team, we will build a leading, customer-centric business.”
Mr Wong's appointment also reflects the Company's plan to expand its Hong Kong and Macau capabilities, and illustrates FWD's ambition to become a leading insurance business.
Mr Wong brings more than 30 years of insurance management experience in North America and Asia. Having started his insurance career with a major multinational insurance company in Canada, he was later transferred to Hong Kong in 1996, and went on to hold several important management and leadership roles across Asia, including in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. He has recently involved in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project, where advised a number of ASEAN regulators on rural financial inclusion and micro-insurance development.
“We already have an established business in Hong Kong and Macau and are commited to growing the business,” added David Wong. “Our focus will be on creating tailor-made strategies that are focused on our customers' requirements, and developing products and services to best meet their needs - now, and in the future.”
Appendix - David Wong’s Executive Profile