The IIS Executive Council, at its December 2018 meeting, elected Aviva's executive chairman of Asia, Chris Wei, to chair the Council. With immediate effect, Mr Wei will succeed Greig Woodring, former president & CEO of RGA, who will remain on the executive council serving as immediate past chair.
Mr. Wei joined Aviva in October 2014 as CEO Global Life Insurance. Since then, his role has evolved and he is currently the Executive Chairman for Asia and Friends Provident International, as well as the Global Chairman for Aviva Digital.
From 2011 to 2014, Mr Wei was Group CEO and executive director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd and many of its key subsidiaries. During his tenure, he was responsible for successfully driving Great Eastern's business growth and further entrenching market leadership in its home markets of Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Wei also served as deputy chairman of Lion Global Investors, a leading South-East Asian asset management firm, and was a director of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.
Prior to this, Me Wei was the executive VP and Group chief marketing officer of AIA Limited. He also previously held the position of CEO at AIG United Guaranty Insurance (Asia) Limited and held various positions at ING Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, where his roles included chief risk officer.