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Skandia International strengthens presence in ASIA to fuel growth

Skandia International, the offshore business of Old Mutual Wealth Management, today announces a number of senior appointments in Singapore and Hong Kong as it looks to capitalize on the strong growth prospects it sees in the region.

16 August 2012

Skandia International, the offshore business of Old Mutual Wealth Management, today announces a number of senior appointments in Singapore and Hong Kong as it looks to capitalize on the strong growth prospects it sees in the region.

In Singapore, Craig Ellis has been appointed Head of Region and Principal Officer for Royal Skandia in Singapore and SE Asia with responsibility for operations, regulatory functions and strategic relationship development. Previously working at Allianz as Regional Head of Asia, Life and Health, Craig brings significant commercial experience of the region and will focus on ensuring the business continues to meet the needs of the local market and regulatory regime. Craig will join Skandia International’s Sales Leadership Team reporting to Sales Director, Victor France.

At the same time, Chris Ivinson has been appointed Head of Sales for the region and will report to Craig. Chris has been part of the Royal Skandia team in Singapore since 2006 and in this new role will have responsibility for expanding Skandia International’s distribution base across the region.

In Hong Kong, Alan Leung has joined Royal Skandia as Head of Strategic Development for the Hong Kong region.

In this newly created role, Alan will focus on supporting the local Hong Kong and Chinese distribution partners as well as identifying new opportunities to expand sales across the region. Alan joins from Swiss Privilege where he held a number of strategic roles since 2006 and will report directly to Mike Leeson, Royal Skandia Head of Sales for Hong Kong and NE Asia.

Victor FranceVictor France says: “These appointments reinforce our commitment to working ever more closely with quality distribution partners across the Asia region, supporting those who want to develop their businesses and grow. 

“Skandia International has invested in its proposition, people and support functions in order to benefit from a changing market where customer centric investment solutions, commercial sustainability and transparency are key”.

Earlier this year, Skandia International announced that it is to transform its offshore product and investment proposition by launching a new, end-to-end wealth management service – ‘Wealth Interactive’. More recently, it confirmed that Singapore will be the first market to benefit from the new service which will be introduced via an innovative, online product offering.

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