FWD Group has appointed Ken Lau as managing director for Greater China and chief executive officer for Hong Kong and Macau.
The appointment, which took effect on March 29, will see Lau, who has more than 27 years’ experience in the insurance industry, take the helm of FWD’s Greater China business and drive the delivery of its technology-driven and customer-led strategy.
Prior to joining FWD, Lau was CEO of Union Life Insurance Co. China, where he managed the firm’s life and general insurance businesses and oversaw significant company expansion during his three-year tenure. Before that, he was with Ping An Life for more than a decade, and served as its president from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Lau worked for Prudential and AIA, with roles in the mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan markets.
“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ken to the Group to lead FWD and the implementation of its growth strategy across Greater China,” commented Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD’s group CEO. “He has a wealth of experience in building insurance businesses and will be an invaluable source of strategic insight to our Hong Kong & Macau team.”