Mr Mark Tucker walked away with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards.
Here’s the transcript to his speech:
“I am honoured to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of this 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards.
I've recently taken over as Group Chairman of HSBC. And to my great disappointment, my schedule does not allow me to travel to Singapore to be with you at the ceremony this evening. I’m delighted to join the illustrious recipients of this award. Particularly as the panel of judges comprises peers, colleagues and competitors, with whom it's been my privilege to work with during my time in Asia.
I am very proud of everything my colleagues were able to deliver at AIA and Prudential before that. And this award is a recognition of their exceptional contributions to what we have achieved together.
Over more than 30 years, the majority of them in Asia, I have been extraordinarily fortunate to work in the financial services industry, an industry that I know is a force for good.
Pausing for a second and having said all of these, I hope that this award does not suggest that I believe my working lifetime is now complete. Indeed, I see the coming years as a time of great interest and opportunity for insurance and financial services more generally. This will be particularly the case in Asia, where increasing wealth and the need for climate resilient infrastructure will both drive demand. Each of us can play our part in managing the challenges and supporting the opportunities of the future.
I am convinced that leadership has to combine delivering results with inculcating a sense of responsibility and commitment to people. We should always appreciate and measure up to the trust that is placed in us by our customers, our shareholders, our employees, and our regulators.
I would like to end by thanking the distinguished panel of judges, also QBE for sponsoring this award. And to Sivam and every one at Asia Insurance Review, your support for the industry in Asia over more than 25 years, is both important and very much appreciated by us all.”
Click here for Mr Mark Tucker’s track record and the full list of winners at the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards.
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