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Asian News - Thailand: AIA Leadership Centre opens to expand senior talent pool

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Apr 2016

AIA Group has officially opened its AIA Leadership Centre (ALC) in Bangkok to further enhance the capabilities of its senior executives, top agency leaders as well as selected senior distribution partners across the region.
 
   The ALC was opened on the understanding that the development of strong and high quality leaders within the company and by those who are partners of the company is a crucial element in order to achieve its growth ambitions.
 
   Mr Tan Kar Hor, who has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance sector in Asia, is the Dean of the centre. Programmes are designed in collaboration with academic institutions including INSEAD, GAMA and LIMRA.
 
   Programmes in the centre will not be “off the shelf”. Before any programme is designed, needs analysis will be conducted to ensure that it is tailored to and serve the business needs, said Mr Tan. 
 
   The curricula will focus on leadership capabilities in three major areas:
1. Executive Leadership – programmes that accelerate effective and sustainable leadership as well as general management capabilities.
2. Distribution Leadership – programmes that develop the leadership skills required for AIA’s senior distribution leaders to produce consistently best-in-class results.
3. Technical Leadership – develops the capabilities of AIA core functions through promoting operational excellence and supporting AIA to remain best-in-class.
 
Commitment to nurture talent
Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive and President of AIA said: “This new Leadership Centre reflects our commitment to nurture talent from within, empowering our people to meet our customers’ vital protection and savings needs while also contributing to the communities in which we operate. The AIA Leadership Centre will provide a powerful means to enhance the quality, the effectiveness and the professionalism of our senior executives.” 
 
   The launch coincided with the Official Opening of AIA Sathorn Tower, owned and developed by AIA, and in which the ALC is located.
 
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