KUALA LUMPUR, 17th September 2009 - Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad today announced the appointment of Mr. David Tan as the Company´s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective 7 September 2009.
This appointment is the result of an exhaustive, widespread and detailed executive search that began in April 2009, following the departure of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad´s CEO.
"David Tan´s appointment is the pinnacle in a recent series of strategic management searches. The Board of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad is delighted to welcome him to the Company," commented Mr. David Chan Mun Wai, Deputy Chairman of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad.
He added, "We are confident that David Tan´s extensive insurance industry background and in-depth management expertise, coupled with innovative business concepts and vision, will propel the company to the next level."
David Tan has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including a succession of leadership roles in marketing, business development, underwriting, reinsurance, operations, financial accounting and audit.
Prior to joining Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad, he held senior management positions at Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (MAA), Hong Leong Assurance Berhad (HLA) and Brunei Shell Petroleum among others.
David Tan is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, a senior associate of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, a member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants and an Associated Chartered Accountant (ACA) of New Zealand Society of Accountants.