Cigna Corporation (Cigna) has appointed two senior executives to new roles in regional distribution as part of its continuing expansion across the Asia Pacific region.
Ray Bond is named Regional Head of Distribution - Individual Health and Raymond Ng has been appointed Regional Head of Distribution - Global Health Benefits (GHB).
Based in Hong Kong, Bond and Ng have joined Cigna's Asia Pacific Leadership team led by Patrick Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Cigna International Markets, with effect from February 14, 2017 and February 1, 2017 respectively.
Bond is charged to expand Cigna's Global IPMI business in Asia Pacific which targets globally mobile individuals through a multi-channel approach.
He will drive Cigna's sales strategy, working closely with the Asia market leads and sales teams to build and manage key distribution partner relationships. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Ray Bond joins from AXA where he most recently held the position of Head of Asia, AXA Global Protect.
Prior to that he spent nearly ten years as Head of Sales, Asia Pacific at Bupa International. He also spent over 12 years in the UK at Barclays Insurance Services and Prudential UK.
Meanwhile Ng is responsible for cross-market growth and development of Cigna's globally mobile group health business across multiple clients and customer segments throughout Asia Pacific.
He has worked at Cigna since 2010 starting as Sales Director, Singapore and subsequently becoming Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific Global Health Benefits. Raymond has over ten years of leadership experience in sales and business development for group insurance solutions across Asia Pacific including in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Graham, said, "Both Ray Bond and Raymond Ng are huge talents and I am excited to welcome them into these new roles. These appointments highlight Cigna's commitment to the Asia Pacific region and strengthen our distribution platform which delivers Cigna's solutions to individuals and businesses across Asia Pacific.
"Our Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (Global IPMI) is growing rapidly and with his breadth of expertise and knowledge Ray Bond can lead us to even greater heights. In his new role Raymond Ng will help us to grow Cigna's GHB business, which focuses on the needs of employees on assignment across the world and utilizes our globally integrated operations and customer service platform, as well as spearheading our strategy to enter new markets."
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