FWD Group announced the appointment of Ms Poramasiri Manolamai as CEO designate for FWD Thailand, effective 1 January 2018 and subject to regulatory approval. Ms Manolamai will lead FWD's growing business in Thailand to drive the delivery of its technology-driven customer-led strategy.
Manolamai Ms Manolamai brings over 25 years’ experience in the Thai insurance industry to FWD. She will work closely with the incumbent CEO of FWD Thailand, Mike Plaxton through a leadership transition period until her appointment is effective on 1 January 2018. Mike will be retiring in 2018 after over 48 years in the industry, half of which have been in Asia.
She was previously Chief Distribution Officer for Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance, where she led key distribution channels including Agency, Bancassurance, Corporate Solutions, together with Academy, Distribution Transformation. She also held the positions of Chief Bancassurance Officer and Chief Marketing Officer during her 15-year career with the company, and had been on the Board of Directors for the last 13 years. Prior to her last role, she worked with an international insurance company to co-ordinate the setup of their joint venture in Thailand, before leading the marketing team as General Manager of the local company.