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Claude A. Accum: Driving insurance growth in Asia by hiring local CEOs

  • Sudibyo M. Wiradji

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  12:16 am

JP/Adeline SunarjoClaude A, Accum, President of Sun Life Financial Asia, a Canada-based financial services company, views Asia as having a bright outlook for the insurance industry and believes that accessing the best brains from the companies he leads in the region paves the way to achieving growth.

Asia’s increasing GDP and population growth have favoured Sun Life Financial Asia’s business in the region, with the company’s policy of investing in local career paths, such as by hiring local CEOs, proving effective in strengthening its customer base, according to a top foreign insurance executive.

Claude A. Accum, President of Sun Life Financial Asia, a Canada-based financial service company, said that two thirds of Sun Life Financial’s customer base was expected to be outside Canada, with a large portion expected to be in Asia in the next five years.

“A ...