AIA appoints Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee as an Independent Non-executive Director

15 January 2016
HONG KONG, 15 January 2016 – The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AIA Group Limited (“AIA”; or the “Company”; stock code: 1299) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. He will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. These appointments take effect from 15 January 2016.
Dr. Narongchai, aged 70, was previously an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company from 21 November 2012 to 31 August 2014. He is the former Minister of Energy and Minister of Commerce for the Kingdom of Thailand, and served as a Senator. Dr. Narongchai served as Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of Thailand from December 2005 to June 2010, as a Director of the Office of the Insurance Commission of Thailand from October 2007 to August 2012, as a Director of the National Economic and Social Development Board for the period from July 2009 to July 2013 and as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand from November 2011 to September 2014.
He is currently the Chairman of the Steering Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Council of Mekong Institute, the Chairman of the Thailand National Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and the Chairman of the Khon Kaen University Council in Thailand.
Dr. Narongchai also acts as the Chairman and an independent director of two entities listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, namely MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited and Ananda Development Public Company Limited. He is also the Chairman and an independent director of The Brooker Group Public Company Limited, which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s Market for Alternative Investment. Dr. Narongchai is the Chairman of the Seranee Group of companies.
Dr. Narongchai received a Bachelor degree in Economics with honours from the University of Western Australia and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Mark Tucker, AIA’s Group Chief Executive & President, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Narongchai back to our Board. Dr. Narongchai has had a long and distinguished career in public service in Thailand and has also achieved much in a senior capacity in the private sector. Dr. Narongchai’s presence on the AIA Board will be invaluable as we continue to focus on delivering our brand promise to our customers and outstanding results to our shareholders.” 
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AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and representative offices in Myanmar and Cambodia.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$172 billion as of 31 May 2015. 

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-thecounter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).

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