06 Aug 2013
Prudential plc (“Prudential”) announces the appointment of John Foley to the new role of Group Investment Director. Currently Group Chief Risk Officer, John will be responsible in his new role for ensuring stronger Group oversight of financial investments. He takes up the new post with immediate effect and will remain on the Prudential Board, reporting to the Group Chief Executive, Tidjane Thiam.
John will be replaced as Group Chief Risk Officer by Pierre-Olivier Bouée, who is currently Managing Director CEO Office, Business Representative for Asia and a member of the Board of Prudential Corporation Asia. Pierre-Olivier joins the Group Executive Committee, reporting to the Chairman of the Group Risk Committee, Sir Howard Davies, and to the Group Chief Executive.
Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Group Risk Committee, said: “These appointments underline the Board’s commitment to effective risk management and to stronger oversight of our growing global investment portfolio. I look forward to working with Pierre-Olivier in his new role.”
Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, Prudential plc, said: "The growing size of the Group, coupled with the increase in global market volatility since the financial crisis, means that it is appropriate to create a new senior role of Group Investment Director to continue to strengthen Group oversight of our £405 billion of assets under management. I am pleased that John has agreed to take on this position. Pierre-Olivier brings to the role of Group Chief Risk Officer a deep understanding of Prudential and its business units as well as an outstanding record of strategic insight and project delivery in his previous roles.”
John Foley said: "I greatly look forward to my new role of Group Investment Director. The sustained outperformance of the investments we have made on behalf of our customers during the recent challenging market conditions has been one of the Group’s great strengths. I will be looking to build on those strengths while continuing to ensure that our customers’ money is invested prudently and without inappropriate risk.”
Pierre-Olivier Bouée said: “I am very pleased to be taking up the position of Group Chief Risk Officer. As a business, we are well positioned to manage the risks and meet the challenges of an uncertain environment, but there should never be any room for complacency. I look forward to continuing to work with the Board and my executive colleagues as we continue to pursue profitable growth within a balanced, prudent risk appetite.”
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Notes to Editors:
John William Foley
John joined Prudential as Deputy Group Treasurer in 2000, before being appointed Managing Director, Prudential Capital, and Group Treasurer in 2001. He was appointed Chief Executive, Prudential Capital, and to the Group Executive Committee in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer and joined the Board. Prior to joining Prudential, John spent three years with National Australia Bank as General Manager, Global Capital Markets. John began his career at Hill Samuel & Co. Limited where, over a 20-year period, he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury of the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank. Age 56
Pierre-Olivier Marie Bouée
Pierre-Olivier joined Prudential in 2008 as Business Representative for Asia and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. At the same time he joined the Board of Prudential Corporation Asia. In 2009 he took on the additional role of Managing Director CEO Office, while maintaining his responsibilities for Group strategy and coordinating the relationship between Group Head Office and the Asian business. From 2004 until 2008, he worked for Aviva, first as Director of Group Strategy and then as Director of Central & Eastern Europe. Pierre-Olivier began his career as a civil servant in the French Treasury before joining McKinsey in 2000 as a consultant working mainly in the international financial institutions sector. Age 42
Mr Foley’s interest in shares of Prudential plc at the time of this announcement consists of a total beneficial interest in 239,374 shares and a total interest in 483,765 shares subject to performance conditions.
Save as disclosed above there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 13.51(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr Foley has confirmed that there are no other matters that need to be brought to the attention of shareholders of Prudential.
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