Aon-COFCO Announces Dai Jia to Succeed Clare Wu as General Manager
SHANGHAI (25 March 2022) – Aon-COFCO, the joint venture between COFCO and Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, today announced the retirement of Clare Wu, general manager of Aon-COFCO, after more than two decades of serving the firm. Dai Jia, currently deputy general manager of Aon-COFCO, will succeed her as general manager effective 1st May 2022.
Wu joined Aon in China in 1995, and in 1997 was appointed as chief representative of Aon in China (Nanjing). Since then, she has played a key role in bringing leading total risk management strategies and solutions to clients in China.
“Clare has been a valuable colleague and leader for Aon-COFCO. The board of directors of the company appreciate her contributions in establishing Aon-COFCO’s reputation as a leader in the industry. Equally important are her efforts in building a resilient workforce for the company's further growth,” Sun Yanmin, board chairman of COFCO Capital and board chairman of Aon-COFCO, said. “With Jia’s profound knowledge and rich experience in the insurance market, he is well-positioned to lead the company to the next stage of growth and development. There is much opportunity in the insurance brokerage market in China, and we remain committed to enabling Aon-COFCO to better serve clients through innovative solutions.”
Dai joined Aon-COFCO in 2016 in a senior management role and in 2017 was appointed as the deputy general manager and chief broking officer. Since that time, he has led the special insurance team in risk management consulting, infrastructure engineering, financial and professional services, and credit insurance. Dai has also been responsible for the company's premium placement and digital strategy.
Prior to joining Aon-COFCO, Dai served as general manager of Zurich Insurance Company (Beijing) and held management positions at American International Group (AIG), Bechtel China, Swiss Re and Shanghai Construction Engineering group.
Lu Qin, CEO of Reinsurance Solutions, Greater China, and Commercial Risk Solutions, China, at Aon, and board director of Aon-COFCO, added: “We thank Clare for her outstanding contributions to Aon and Aon-COFCO. She has always been dedicated to developing talent and creating a strong culture at the firm. In a world that is more volatile than ever before, our clients are facing new and emerging risks. Jia is a proven leader with extensive experience to help our clients navigate new forms of volatility and make better decisions. He has consistently delivered for our clients and colleagues in the past and has the skills and expertise to help Aon-COFCO accelerate innovation and address unmet client needs in China.”
Aon-COFCO Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd (Aon-COFCO) was the first joint-investment company granted an insurance brokerage license by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission in 2003. Aon-COFCO is the joint venture between Aon and COFCO. Today, Aon-COFCO is the leading provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage in China, with over 600 employees operating in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Jinan. For more information, please visit www.aon-cofco.com.cn
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