AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India, and a representative office in Myanmar and Cambodia.
The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$168 billion as of 30 November 2015.
AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance, and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.
AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).
About David Beckham
One of the World’s most recognised personalities, David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE is an English former professional footballer married to Victoria Beckham with 4 children.
Beckham played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, A C Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team. He is the first English player to have won league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.
Beckham finished second in FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999 and 2001. Beckham’s international football career with England started at the age of 21, going on to captain the national side for six years. He made a record 115 career appearances in total. He announced his retirement in May 2013 after a 20-year career.
In 2005 David became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has played a crucial role in helping UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promote and protect the rights of the world’s most vulnerable children. To mark his 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2015, David launched the ground-breaking initiative ‘7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund’, working to protect millions of children around the world from danger. ‘7’ is David’s personal commitment over the next decade to helping the world’s most vulnerable children.
Since retirement from professional football, Beckham has continued as a successful entrepreneur, working strategically and creatively with many of the world’s top companies including AIA, adidas, Marina Bay Sands, H&M, Diageo and Sky. Beckham recently signed a long term multi-million partnership with Hong Kong based, Global Brands Group to create a new venture, 7 Global.
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