ING has appointed Mr. John Wylie as Chief Executive Officer, Insurance & Pensions, Hong Kong and Macau, effective 1 June 2009. In his new capacity, Wylie will oversee the life, pension, general insurance and financial planning businesses in Hong Kong and Macau.
Leveraging his expertise in the industry, Wylie will lead the businesses to the next level with a clear set of goals and ambitions by developing strategies to identify opportunities, issues and constraints. He will focus on talents, and risk management in functional, operational and compliance areas in order to further strengthen the brand’s leading position in the market place and boost performance for both the top and bottom lines. Wylie will also direct the businesses to set new standards that will be instrumental in reinforcing further strategic partnerships with banks, high-quality tied agency platforms and the burgeoning independent financial planning platform.
With extensive international exposure, Wylie was the CEO of ING Life Taiwan for three years from 2006 prior to the business being sold to Fubon Financial Holdings in February 2009. Wylie originally joined ING in 1992 as General Manager, Life Business, and was CEO of ING’s life company in Poland from 1997 to 2000, during which time its market share increased from 2 percent to 10 percent and achieved the number one position in terms of new business. From 2001, Wylie was CEO of ING Australia for three years before his appointment as Regional General Manager for Insurance Asia/Pacific based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the Japanese, Korean and Thai markets, and with regional responsibility for sales and marketing. Wylie has also worked in all aspects of life operations, including the actuarial field, product development, financial planning and the establishment of mutual funds, as well as being on the board of a bank and general insurance. This experience combines to give him the expertise needed to take on his new challenges at ING Insurance Hong Kong.
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