Jim Heng Appointed as Asia Business Development Director for Cigna Global Health Options (CGHO). Takes the Lead in Developing Growth Strategy in Key Asia Markets and Supporting Intermediary and Bancassurance Channels

Feb 01, 2013, 03:00 ET from Cigna

GLASGOW, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global leader in serving expatriates and other globally mobile individuals, has appointed Jim Heng to lead business development in Asia for Cigna's international individual PMI business - Cigna Global Health Options (http://www.cignaglobal.com).

Reporting to Phil Austin, Head of Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (IPMI), Mr. Heng will be responsible for developing key Asia markets and supporting intermediaries and bancassurance partners.

"I'm delighted to have Jim take on this important role for Cigna Global Health Options," said Austin. "The Asia market is very important to us, so I'm certain that with Jim's wealth of experience in the insurance industry and track record of achieving results, we can continue to build our presence in Asia at rapid pace."

Mr. Heng will be responsible for building the business in Asia and driving profitable growth, targeting high net worth and globally mobile individuals through bancassurance and intermediary channels - primarily in Hong Kong and Singapore.

"I'm excited to assume this role. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen Cigna's position as the premier provider of products and solutions that support the health, well-being and sense of security of consumers in the global individual market," said Heng.

Mr. Heng brings over 15 years of experience in global sales and business development to the CGHO team. He joins Cigna from Swiss Life after serving as Regional Director for the Asia Corporate business, managing business development and partner relationships in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Jim Heng held senior roles at AXA in China and AIA, with focus on building distribution channels and business development.

Notes to editors:

The Cigna Global Health Options plan is designed for customers who want the flexibility of having easy access to high quality health care around the world.

  • International Medical Insurance
  • International Medical Insurance Plus
  • International Health and Well-being
  • International Vision and Dental
  • International Emergency Evacuation

For more information, please visit www.cignaglobal.com.

About Cigna Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Cigna Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance.

Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna Corporation. To learn more about Cigna, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts or RSS feed of company news, log on to http://newsroom.cigna.com/section_display.cfm?section_id=18

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