Group Executive Committee
Group Executive Committee

Group Chief Executive

Michael Wells

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Mike continues to develop the operational management of the Group on behalf of the Board, implementing Board decisions and leading the Executive Directors and senior executives in the management of all aspects of the day-to-day business of the Group.

 
Mike has more than three decades’ experience in insurance and retirement services, having started his career at the US brokerage house Dean Witter, before going on to become a managing director at Smith Barney Shearson.
 
Mike joined the Prudential Group in 1995 and became Chief Operating Officer and Vice‑Chairman of Jackson in 2003. In 2011, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, and joined the Board of Prudential.
 
During his leadership of Jackson, Mike was responsible for the development of Jackson’s market-leading range of retirement solutions. He was also part of the Jackson teams that purchased and successfully integrated a savings institute and two life companies.
 
Mike is Group Chief Executive, a position he has held since June 2015.

Other appointments

  • International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • San Diego University Advisory Board

Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mark FitzPatrick, CA

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Mark has a strong background across financial services, insurance and investment management, encompassing wide geographical experience relevant to the Group’s key markets.
 
Mark previously worked at Deloitte for 26 years, building his industry focus on insurance and investment management globally. During this time, Mark was managing partner for Clients and Markets, a member of the executive committee and a member of the board of Deloitte UK. He was a vice chairman of Deloitte for four years, leading the CFO Programme and developing the CFO Transition labs.
 
Mark previously led the Insurance & Investment Management audit practice and the insurance industry practice.
 
Mark is Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since July 2019. He joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in July 2017.
 

Group Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Officer

James Turner FCA FCSI FRM

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Having held senior positions at Prudential for a number of years, James has a wide-ranging understanding of the business and draws on previous experience across internal audit, finance and compliance, as well as technical knowledge, relevant to his role.
 
James has led internal audit teams in UBS in both the UK and Switzerland. Prior to joining Prudential, James was the deputy head of compliance for Barclays plc. He also held a number of senior internal audit roles across the Barclays group, leading teams that covered the UK, the US, Western Europe, Africa and Asia retail and commercial banking activities.
 
James joined Prudential in November 2010 as the Director of Group-wide Internal Audit and was appointed Director of Group Finance in September 2015, with responsibility for delivery of the Group’s internal and external financial reporting, business planning, performance monitoring and capital and liquidity planning. He also led the development of the Group’s Solvency II internal model.
 
James joined the Board as an Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2018. Prior to the demerger of M&G plc, he led the discussions with Hong Kong IA on the revised capital framework for the Group and in July 2019 assumed responsibility for Group Compliance, becoming the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, relocating to Hong Kong in August 2019.

Group Human Resources Director

Jolene Chen

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Jolene is the Group Human Resources Director and Chief Human Resources Officer for Prudential Corporation Asia. She is also a member of the Prudential Corporation Asia Executive Board and a Councillor of Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia.
 
Jolene has more than 30 years’ experience, including eight as Chief Human Resources Officer for Prudential Corporation Asia. Prior to joining us she spent over 21 years with multinational companies in a variety of resourcing, organisational design, talent management, learning and development and human resources roles.

Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Holdings LLC

Michael Falcon

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Michael is Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Holdings LLC, which includes Jackson’s US subsidiaries and affiliates. Before joining Prudential in January 2019, he was based in Hong Kong as chief executive officer of Asia Pacific for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, a role he held from 2015, and was head of Asia Pacific funds from 2014. Michael is also a director of a number of Group subsidiaries within the Jackson.

Michael joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York as head of retirement in 2010, before which he was at Merrill Lynch in a number of roles including as head of the retirement group. He has served as a trustee and executive committee member of the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and was founding chairman of the Advisory Board of EBRI's Center for Retirement Income Research.

Chief Executive, Prudential Corporation Asia

Nicolaos Nicandrou

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Nic became Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia in July 2017 and is responsible for Prudential Corporation Asia’s life insurance and asset management business across 15 markets in Asia. Nic is also the chairman of CITIC-Prudential Life Insurance Limited.

Nic started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before joining Prudential as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in 2009, he worked at Aviva, where he held a number of senior finance roles, including as Norwich Union Life’s finance director and board member, Aviva group financial control director, Aviva group financial management and reporting director and CGNU group financial reporting director.

Group Chief Digital Officer

Al-Noor Ramji

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Al-Noor, who joined Prudential in 2016 in the newly-created role of Group Chief Digital Officer, is responsible for developing and executing an integrated, long-term digital strategy for the Group.

Before joining Prudential, he worked at Northgate Capital, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he ran the technology-focused funds. Prior to that, Al-Noor was at Misys, the financial services software group, and he has previously held leading technology and innovation roles at BT Group, Qwest Communications, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Swiss Bank Corporation.

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