Jim Heng Appointed as Asia Business Development Director for Cigna Global
Health Options (CGHO). Takes the Lead in Developing Growth Strategy in Key
Asia Markets and Supporting Intermediary and Bancassurance Channels
GLASGOW, February 1, 2013
GLASGOW, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global leader in serving expatriates and other globally
mobile individuals, has appointed Jim Heng to lead business development in
Asia for Cigna's international individual PMI business - Cigna Global Health
Options ( http://www.cignaglobal.com ).
Reporting to Phil Austin, Head of Global Individual Private Medical Insurance
(IPMI), Mr. Heng will be responsible for developing key Asia markets and
supporting intermediaries and bancassurance partners.
"I'm delighted to have Jim take on this important role for Cigna Global Health
Options," said Austin. "The Asia market is very important to us, so I'm
certain that with Jim's wealth of experience in the insurance industry and
track record of achieving results, we can continue to build our presence in
Asia at rapid pace."
Mr. Heng will be responsible for building the business in Asia and driving
profitable growth, targeting high net worth and globally mobile individuals
through bancassurance and intermediary channels - primarily in Hong Kong and
"I'm excited to assume this role. This is an excellent opportunity to
strengthen Cigna's position as the premier provider of products and solutions
that support the health, well-being and sense of security of consumers in the
global individual market," said Heng.
Mr. Heng brings over 15 years of experience in global sales and business
development to the CGHO team. He joins Cigna from Swiss Life after serving as
Regional Director for the Asia Corporate business, managing business
development and partner relationships in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Jim Heng
held senior roles at AXA in China and AIA, with focus on building distribution
channels and business development.
Notes to editors:
The Cigna Global Health Options plan is designed for customers who want the
flexibility of having easy access to high quality health care around the
*International Medical Insurance
*International Medical Insurance Plus
*International Health and Well-being
*International Vision and Dental
*International Emergency Evacuation
For more information, please visit www.cignaglobal.com .
About Cigna Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company
dedicated to h elping people improve their health, well-being and sense of
security. Cigna Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States
provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental,
behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life,
accident and disability insurance.
Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has
approximately 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All
products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries
and not by Cigna Corporation. To learn more about Cigna, visit www.cigna.com .
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