FACTBOX-Five facts about new AIA head Tucker

July 19 (BestGrowthStock) – Former Prudential Plc (PRU.L: ) chief
executive Mark Tucker was on Monday named by bailed-out insurer
American International Group Inc (AIG) (AIG.N: ) as executive
chairman and CEO of its Asian life insurance business, American
International Assurance (AIA), replacing existing head Mark
Wilson. [ID:nTOE66I026]

Following are five facts about Tucker:

* Started adult life as a trainee professional footballer
in Britain, making appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers,
Rochdale and Barnet.

* Is a chartered accountant. First joined Prudential group
in 1986, working initially in Prudential Portfolio Managers
Limited. Was Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia for
a decade up until 2003.

* Left Prudential in 2004 to join HBOS Plc as finance
director. But returned as Prudential’s CEO in 2005 and stayed
in that role until 2009, when he quit the group.

* Had eyed acquisition of AIA when he was CEO, but AIG did
not proceed with the sale then.

* Born on Dec. 29, 1957 (Compiled by Muralikumar

FACTBOX-Five facts about new AIA head Tucker