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Prudential hires ex-Citi banker as new group chief

The new chief will be based in Hong Kong.

Prudential has announced the appointment of Anil Wadhwani as group CEO, effective 24 February 2023.

Wadhwani will join the Company from Manulife where he was President & CEO, of Manulife Asia. 

Wadhwani is a global financial services leader with more than 30 years’ experience, predominantly in Asia. In his recent role as CEO of Manulife’s Asia region, he successfully grew and transformed its diversified and multi-channel business with significant market share gains in many key markets and making it the company’s largest source of core earnings. 

Prior to joining Manulife, he spent 25 years with Citi in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the US, in a number of consumer financial services roles.

The appointment is part of Prudential’s plans to move its entire senior management team to Asia.

Wadhwani’s appointment is subject to final regulatory approval from the Hong Kong Insurance Authority.

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