Aviva has appointed Mark Wilson as chief executive officer, effective 1st January 2013.
Having served as chief executive officer and president of AIA Group between 2006 and 2010, Mr Wilson has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry across life and general insurance, as well as asset management in both mature and emerging markets.
Since leaving AIA, he has been involved in private equity with Blackstone and other private equity firms.
John McFarlane, chairman of Aviva, who has been acting in an executive capacity since the departure of Andrew Moss earlier this year, will become non-executive chairman on 1st January 2013.
Commenting on Mr Wilson’s appointment, Mr McFarlane said: “He has an outstanding track record of leading a major insurer, of transforming its performance and culture, of implementing a growth agenda and of producing significant shareholder value, all of which are essential for Aviva’s success going forward.”