AIA appoints new Philam Life CEO

Published February 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

AIA Group, Philam Life’s Hong Kong-based parent company, has appointed Kelvin Ang, who brings with him a wealth of experience from his 21 years of service with AIA, as the new Philam Life Chief Executive Officer.

Kelvin Ang
Kelvin Ang

Ang, who will assume his role as Philam Life CEO effective March 1, 2019, replaces Ariel Cantos, who is retiring after 35 years of dedicated service and loyalty to the company. Cantos will be staying on senior advisor until March 31, 2020.

He will also continue to sit as a Board Member of Philam Life and will remain as the Chairman of the Philam Foundation.

Ang, most recently served as the Chief Agency Officer (CAO) of China and General Manager of Shanghai, he played a key role to the success of AIA China’s business growth, and effectively led the agency transformation in Malaysia from 2015 to 2018.

Moreover, he has been supporting AIA Hong Kong, China and Vietnam, with a strong track record in driving and delivering business results, building scale in the premier agency force across the company.

“It’s my pleasure to take on this new assignment, and grateful to AIA and Philam Life for the trust and opportunity. As we move into 2019, you can expect that the company will remain true to its customer- centric thrust, and will live up to its promise of helping Filipinos live healthier, longer and better lives,” said Ang.

For his part, Cantos said: “It has been a privilege to have served Philam Life during an important period of transformation. I now pass the baton to Kelvin, my successor, who will continue to deliver on our promise and commitment to our customers.”