After a “thorough, rigorous and robust” appointment process, Amanda Blanc (pictured) has taken up the role of CEO at the insurance giant, Aviva, becoming the first female chief executive of the business in its 324-year history. Speaking on the appointment at a press conference yesterday morning, the chairman of Aviva, George Culmer noted that, following a full market assessment, Blanc was the standout candidate, bringing to the role her substantial industry experience as well as the energy, focus and ambition required to deliver the next phase of Aviva’s journey.
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