FWD Group appoints Ken Lau for Greater China roleFebruary 6 2018 by InsuranceAsia News Staff
FWD Group has appointed Ken Lau as head of its Greater China business.
In the new role, he will assume the title of managing director, Greater China, and chief executive officer (designate), Hong Kong and Macau, subject to regulatory approval.
Lau will lead FWD Hong Kong and Macau’s business and is charged with driving the delivery of its technology-driven and customer-led strategy, as well as overseeing the future establishment of FWD in Greater China.
He has more than 27 years’ insurance industry experience in Greater China and joins FWD Hong Kong and Macau from Union Life Insurance China, where he was the chief executive officer, responsible for managing both the life and general insurance businesses.
FWD has also announced the upcoming retirement (from April 2018) of David Wong, chief executive officer, Hong Kong and Macau, and executive vice-president, Greater China.
Wong was a founding member of FWD Group and led the transformation of the acquired Hong Kong and Macau business.
He will continue to work with FWD Group as an adviser and will maintain his position as chairman of FWD Vietnam.
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