Chair

Chair

Shriti Vadera

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Appointments

Board: May 2020
Chair of the Board: January 2021
Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee: January 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Shriti brings senior boardroom experience and leadership skills at complex organisations, including extensive experience in the financial services sector, with international operations and at the highest level of international negotiations between Governments and in multilateral organisations. She contributes her wide-ranging and global experience in economics, public policy and strategy, as well as her deep understanding and insight into global and emerging markets and the macro-political and economic environment.

Shriti was chair of Santander UK Group Holdings, the Senior Independent Director at BHP and a Non-executive Director of Astra Zeneca. Between 2009 and 2014, she undertook a wide range of assignments, such as advising the South Korean Chair of the G20, two European countries on the Eurozone and banking crisis, the African Development Bank on infrastructure financing and a number of global investors and sovereign wealth funds on strategy and economic and market developments.

From 2007 to 2009, Shriti was a Minister in the UK government, serving in the Cabinet Office, Business Department and International Development Department. She led on the UK Government’s response to the global financial crisis and its Presidency of the G20. From 1999 to 2007, she was a member of HM Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Shriti’s career began with 15 years in investment banking with SG Warburg/UBS, where she had a strong focus on emerging markets.

Other appointments

  • Institute of International Finance, Board Member
  • Chair, The Royal Shakespeare Company

Group Chief Executive

Mark FitzPatrick CA

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Appointments

Board: January 2017
Group Chief Executive: April 2022

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 Mark was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2022, having previously served as Group Chief Financial Officer since joining the Board in July 2017. Mark is also Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since July 2019 . 
 
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 also a Director of Prudential Services Limited which is a wholly owned Prudential subsidiary. Mark is co-Chair of the Prudential Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Chair of the Group ESG Committee. 
 

Other appointments

  • British Heart Foundation
  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc

Group Chief Financial Officer

James Turner FCA FCSI FRM

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Appointments

Board: March 2018
Group Chief Financial Officer: April 2022

Relevant skills and experience

 James is the Group Chief Financial Officer, having previously served as Group Chief Risk Officer since joining the Board in March 2018 and Group Compliance Officer since July 2019.
 
Having held senior positions at Prudential for over a decade, James has a wide-ranging understanding of the business and draws on previous experience across internal audit, finance, risk and compliance, as well as technical knowledge and skills, relevant to his role.
 
James joined Prudential as the Director of Group-wide Internal Audit and was appointed Director of Group Finance in September 2015. James relocated to Hong Kong in August 2019. James is a Director of Pulse Ecosystems Pte. Ltd. and Eastspring Investments Group Pte. Ltd, which are wholly owned Prudential Subsidiaries.
 

Senior Independent Director

Philip Remnant CBE FCA

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Appointments

Board: January 2013
Audit Committee: January 2013
Nomination & Governance Committee: January 2013
Remuneration Committee: January 2013

Relevant skills and experience

Philip is a chartered accountant and brings substantial advisory, regulatory and listed company experience to the Board, having worked in senior roles across the financial services sector, including asset management, in the UK and Europe.
 
Philip was formerly a senior adviser at Credit Suisse and a Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe and Head of its UK Investment Banking Department. He was twice seconded to the role of Director General of the Takeover Panel. Philip served on the board of Northern Rock plc and was Chairman of the Shareholder Executive. Philip also served on the board of UK Financial Investments Limited and was Chairman of The City of London Investment Trust plc and of M&G Group Limited.
 

Other appointment

  • Severn Trent plc
  • Member of House of Lords

Independent Non-executive Director

Jeremy Anderson CBE

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Appointments

Board: January 2020
Chair of the Risk Committee: May 2020
Audit Committee: January 2020
Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Jeremy brings to the Board substantial leadership experience in the financial services sector across Asia. He has extensive technical audit and risk management skills and experience, particularly with regards to multinational companies.

Jeremy was formerly the Chairman of Global Financial Services at KPMG International having previously been in charge of its UK Financial Services Practice and held roles including, Head of Financial Services KPMG Europe, Head of Clients and Markets KPMG Europe and CEO of KPMG’s UK consulting business. Jeremy served as a member of the Group Management Board of Atos Origin and as Head of its UK operations. Jeremy also served on the board of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

 

Other appointments

  • UBS Group AG / UBS AG (Audit Committee Chair, Senior Independent Director)
  • The Productivity Group
  • The Kingham Hill Trust

Independent Non-executive Director

Arijit Basu

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Appointments

Board: September 2022
Audit Committee: September 2022
Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: September 2022

Relevant skills and experience

Arijit has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industries in India following a nearly 40 year career at State Bank of India (SBI) Bank.

Arijit retired as the managing director of SBI Bank in September 2020 having joined in 1983. During his career, he held a number of senior positions at the bank, across retail, corporate and international banking, business process re-engineering, IT and risk management. He was managing director and chief executive officer of SBI Life Insurance Company (a subsidiary of SBI Bank), one of India's leading life insurers, from 2014 until 2018 and took it public in 2017. 

 

Other appointments

  • HDB Financial Services Ltd (Chair)
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center Ltd

Independent Non-executive Director

Chua Sock Koong

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Appointments

Board: May 2021
Chair of the Remuneration Committee: May 2022
Nomination & Governance Committee: May 2022

Relevant skills and experience

Sock Koong has more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership, operations, information technology and digitalisation throughout Asia.

From 2007 to 2020, Sock Koong was Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Asia’s leading communications technology group, having previously held a number of senior roles at the firm, including Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer International and Group Chief Financial Officer.

 

Other appointments

  • Bharti Airtel Limited & Bharti Telecom Limited
  • Cap Vista Pte Ltd
  • Defence Science and Technology Agency
  • The Singapore Public Service Commission
  • The Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers
  • Royal Philips NV 
  • Ayala Corporation

Independent Non-executive Director

David Law ACA

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Appointments

Board: September 2015
Chair of the Audit Committee: May 2017
Risk Committee: May 2017
Remuneration Committee: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

David has extensive technical knowledge and skills in audit, accounting and financial reporting matters and experience across the Group’s key markets, and across a number of industry sectors, particularly insurance.
 
David is a chartered accountant and spent almost 33 years working with Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). During that time he was, amongst other things, the global leader of PwC’s insurance practice, a partner in the UK firm, and worked as the lead audit partner for multinational insurance companies. He also led PwC’s insurance and investment management assurance practice in London and the firm’s Scottish assurance division. After his retirement from PwC, David became a director and Chief Executive Officer of L&F Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, which is the professional indemnity captive insurance group which serves the PwC network and its member firms. David retired from this role in June 2019.

Other appointments

  • University of Edinburgh (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee; Membership of Exception Committee, Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Independent Non-executive Director

Ming Lu

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Appointments

Board: May 2021
Nomination & Governance Committee: May 2021
Remuneration Committee: May 2022

Relevant skills and experience

Ming has over 30 years’ experience of investing and developing businesses throughout the Asia Pacific region.
 
Ming is the Head of Asia Pacific at KKR Asia Limited and is a Partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. He also serves as a member of the KKR Asian Private Equity Investment Committee, KKR Asian Portfolio Management Committee and KKR Investment, Management and Distribution Committee. Since 2018 he has played an important role in KKR’s Asia growth and expansion and has served as a member of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Committee and Asia Real Estate Investment Committee.
 
Ming previously worked for CITIC, the largest direct investment firm in China, before moving to Kraft Foods International Inc.. He was president of Asia Pacific at Lucas Varity, and a partner at CCMP Capital Asia (formerly J.P. Morgan Partners Asia), where he was responsible for investment in the automotive, consumer and industrial sectors across a number of countries throughout Asia. Ming has also held directorships at Ma San Consumer Corporation, Mandala Energy Management Pte Ltd, Weststar Aviation Service Sdn Bhd and MMI Technologies Pte Ltd.
 

Other appointments

  • KKR Asia Ltd
  • Goodpack Pte Ltd

Independent Non-executive Director

George Sartorel

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Appointments

Board: January 2022
Nomination & Governance Committee: May 2022
Risk Committee: May 2022
Chair of the Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: May 2022

Relevant skills and experience

George has considerable operational expertise in financial services, following a career spanning 40 years in the insurance industry including across the Asia Pacific region.

From 2014 to 2019 he was the regional Chief Executive Officer of Allianz’s Asia Pacific business, having previously held a range of senior roles for Allianz including Chief Executive of Allianz Italy, Chief Executive of Allianz Turkey, Global Head of Change Programmes for the Allianz Group, General Manager of Allianz Malaysia, Allianz Australia and New Zealand. He also previously sat on the Financial Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2015 to 2019.

Mr Sartorel began his career at Manufacturers Mutual Insurance in Australia.

 

Other appointments

  • Insurance Australia Group Limited

Independent Non-executive Director

Tom Watjen

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Appointments

Board: July 2017
Remuneration Committee: July 2017
Risk Committee: November 2018

Relevant skills and experience

Tom has experience across the insurance, asset management and financial services industries as well as experience with listed companies in the United Kingdom and the United States.
 
Tom was formerly a director of Sun Trust Bank, an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Provident Companies Inc. and, following Provident’s merger with Unum, president and chief executive officer of the renamed Unum Group. Tom started his career at Aetna Life and Casualty before joining Conning & Company, an investment and asset management provider, where he became a partner in the consulting and private capital areas. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 and became a managing director in its insurance practice.
 

Other appointments

  • Arch Capital Group Limited

Independent Non-executive Director

Jeanette Wong

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Appointments

Board: May 2021
Audit Committee: May 2021
Risk Committee: May 2021
Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: November 2021

 

Relevant skills and experience

Jeanette brings to the Board operational skills and experience in the financial services sector, following a career spanning more than 35 years across South-east Asia and the broader Asia Pacific region.
 
From 2008 to 2019, she led DBS Group’s institutional banking business, where she was responsible for corporate banking, global transaction services, strategic advisory, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, Jeanette was DBS Group’s Chief Administrative Officer then, from 2003 to 2008, the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. As part of her role at DBS Group, Jeanette held non-executive director positions with ASEAN Finance Corporation, TMB Bank and the Bank of the Philippine Islands.
 
Jeanette began her career in Singapore at Banque Paribas before moving to Citibank and then JPMorgan in Singapore, where she held senior pan-Asian roles. She has previously served as a non-executive director of Fullerton Fund Management Ltd and Neptune Orient Lines Limited.
 

Other appointments

  • UBS Group AG
  • PSA International Pte Ltd
  • Council of CareShield Life (Chair)
  • Singapore Airlines Limited
  • Singapore Securities Industry Council
  • GIC Pte Ltd (Board Risk Committee Member)

Independent Non-executive Director

Amy Yip

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Appointments

Board: September 2019
Audit Committee: March 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Amy has extensive skills and experience in banking, insurance, asset management and government following a career spanning more than 40 years in China and South-east Asia.
 
Amy was formerly a non-executive director of Deutsche Börse AG, Temenos Group AG, Fidelity Funds, Vita Green, Hong Kong and an Executive Director of Reserves Management at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
 
From 2006 to 2010, Amy was Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, where she was concurrently Head of its wealth management group and previously chair of DBS asset management. Amy began her career at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, going on to hold progressively senior appointments at Rothschild Asset Management and Citibank Private Bank.
 

Other appointments

  • AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited
  • EFG Bank and EFG Bank International (Chairman, Asia Pacific Advisory Board)

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