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Lee Yuan Siong

Lee Yuan Siong, Group CEO and President - AIA Group
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Lee Yuan Siong became Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group on 1 June 2020.

Prior to joining AIA, he was an executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. from June 2013, and served as the company's co-CEO and Chief Insurance Business Officer. During his more than 15 years with Ping An, he held several senior management positions including Chairman and CEO of Ping An Life.

Before that he has held a number of senior leadership positions with Prudential plc of the United Kingdom, including President of CITIC-Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, a life insurance joint venture in Mainland China, and he has significant experience across a number of other Asian markets. He began his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Lee Yuan Siong has more than 30 years of experience in Asian insurance, having spent his entire professional career in the industry. He served as an Infantry Company Commander in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1983 to 1986.

Lee Yuan Siong is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (US) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (US). He serves as board of trustees of the Wealth Management Institute. He holds a Master of Finance degree from the University of Cambridge (1993) and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1989).

He has received multiple awards and honors for his contributions to the development of the Chinese insurance industry, including the prestigious Chinese Government Friendship Award and recognition as one of the 40 Most Influential Foreign Experts in 40 Years of China's Reform and Opening-up.