Source: AIA, 20 August 2019
AIA Bhd. today announced the appointment of Ben Ng as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ben officially assumed his position on 15 August and reports to Tan Hak Leh, Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group.
Ben will be responsible for further strengthening AIA’s position in the life insurance industry and helping the company to optimise its growth in Malaysia. Ben will lead the ongoing development of the company’s insurance and takaful businesses in the country – elevating the professionalism of its agency force, enhancing its bancassurance partnerships, expanding its market-leading corporate solutions business, as well as improving customer engagement and experience.
Tan Hak Leh said: “We are proud to have Ben leading our operations in Malaysia. With a track record of success spanning more than 24 years in the life insurance industry, I am confident Ben will help us scale our business here to a new level of growth and success.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “As a Malaysian working abroad for more than 20 years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to return home and lead our dynamic team in Malaysia. AIA Malaysia is a significant contributor to AIA Group and I look forward to our business helping many more Malaysians live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”
Ben joined AIA in 2011. Prior to his current appointment, Ben was President Director of AIA Financial in Indonesia, a position that he held since 2014. Under his leadership, AIA Financial Indonesia has become the undisputed protection leader in the bancassurance channel and set the standard for premier agency with 10 per cent of agents achieving Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) qualification status.
Prior to his role as President Director of AIA Financial Indonesia, Ben was CEO of AIA’s Group Corporate Solutions business. He was also Regional Business Development Director and Interim CEO for AIA Taiwan. Ben has held numerous leadership roles over his career including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.
Ben graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration. He is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).