AIA gets new Singapore chief, chief risk officer

Mr Tan Hak Leh (left) has been appointed group chief risk officer of AIA Group. AIA also announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Teow (right) as the new AIA Singapore chief executive.
Mr Tan Hak Leh (left) has been appointed group chief risk officer of AIA Group. AIA also announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Teow (right) as the new AIA Singapore chief executive.PHOTOS: AIA SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Mr Tan Hak Leh, AIA Singapore chief, has been appointed group chief risk officer of AIA Group, and will move to Hong Kong in his new role, said the insurer on Friday.

He reports to group chief executive Mark Tucker, and will become a member of AIA's group executive committee.

AIA also announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Teow as the new AIA Singapore chief executive.

Both appointments will be effective from Sept 1.

Regional chief executive Ng Keng Hooi said: "Since joining AIA Singapore in June 2011, Hak Leh has done a fantastic job in leading AIA's successful growth in Singapore and further enhancing its reputation in the market.

"I would like to extend my deepest thanks to Hak Leh for his leadership, hard work and his tremendous contributions to AIA Singapore. I know he will do a wonderful job in his new role as group chief risk officer."

Mr Teow joined AIA in 2013 as chief executive of its group agency distribution business.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry across various roles.

Mr Ng said: "Since joining AIA, Patrick has played a very important role in leading the transformation of our agency business across all our markets, building a strong team to drive and embed our premier agency strategy across the whole group."

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