Richard Li builds an Asian insurer

FWD Group’s newly appointed CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks to FinanceAsia about how he is turning entrepreneur Richard Li’s vision of a pan-Asian insurer into a reality

Richard Li builds an Asian insurer
FWD's new CEO Huynh Thanh Phong

FWD Group's new chief executive Huynh Thanh Phong has hit the ground running forging a pan-Asian insurer out of new ventures across Southeast Asia and a multi-billion-dollar business bought from Dutch bank ING last year while scouting for more acquisitions.

Huynh is bringing to life a plan drawn up by Hong Kong-based businessman Richard Li, Li Ka-Shing's younger son, to create a pan-Asian player selling insurance to the region’s emerging affluent classes. In the...

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