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FWD Group appoints Arthur Lee as South East Asia chairman

  • Publish Date: Posted about 6 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

FWD Group has named Arthur Lee as EVP, new markets & corporate governance, and South East Asia chairman.

In his new role, Lee will be responsible for overseeing FWD’s expansion in the region, as well as leading corporate governance across the Group, including risk, compliance, audit, and legal functions.

Before joining FWD Group, Lee was most recently at Tokio Marine Asia, where he was the chief executive and member of the board, as well as executive officer of Tokio Marine Holdings. Lee was also a member of a number of boards within the Tokio Marine Group.

Prior to Tokio Marine, Lee was executive director of The Asia Life Assurance Society for several years where he managed the Singapore and Malaysia P&C, and later, life businesses.

Commenting on the appointment, Huynh Thanh Phong, Group CEO at FWD Group, said: “We are excited to boost our leadership with a seasoned professional of Arthur’s calibre. He will work closely with myself and the Group executive team to expand FWD in Asia geographically, as well as to deepen our presence in our current operating countries. His extensive knowledge of the South East Asian markets and his long term relationships with key partners in the region will be extremely valuable assets for FWD.”

Lee remarked: “I am delighted to be a part of the FWD team. I have been inspired by the dynamic culture here and the heartfelt dedication of everyone across the Group behind our ambitious vision of changing the way people feel about insurance. As one of the newest and fastest-growing pan-Asian insurance brands, we have an opportunity to do things differently, and I look forward to helping make our vision a reality.”