The Executive Council of the International Insurance Society (IIS) has elected Aviva’s executive chairman of Asia, Chris Wei, as its chairman.
Wei will succeed former president and CEO of RGA, Greig Woodring, who remains on the Council serving as immediate past chair.
Wei joined Aviva in October 2014 as CEO, Global Life Insurance. Since then, his role has evolved and he is currently the executive chairman for Asia and Friends Provident International, as well as the global chairman for Aviva Digital.
Mike Morrissey, IIS president and CEO said: “Greig leaves big shoes to fill; under his stewardship IIS has flourished, expanding its profile significantly with new initiatives and pioneering partnerships. Most recently, Greig led IIS through the successful affiliation with The Institutes, positioning IIS for greater expansion,”
“We are grateful for Greig’s commitment and steady hand at the helm of IIS for more than five years and we are very pleased to have found in Chris such a worthy successor.”
Woodring added: “Chris serves as a guiding voice for IIS, providing expertise on a dynamic marketplace from the perspective of an industry frontrunner in Asia and globally. With the 2019 Global Insurance Forum taking place in Singapore, there is no better representation of IIS than Chris and we are proud to have him in this leadership role.”
Speaking of his appointment, Wei shared: “I am honoured to have been elected to serve as chair of the IIS executive council.”
“The global marketplace is evolving at an accelerated pace with rapid technological advancement. I believe innovation in insurance can bring about real social impact and mitigate some of the greatest challenges facing society today.
“It is therefore imperative for insurers to collaborate with all stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of the industry and improve the lives of our customers at the same time. IIS provides a perfect platform for us to do just that – to drive betterment of the industry and communities.”