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Associate Director, Group StrategyAIA Group Office
Associate Director, Group StrategyAIA Group Office
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Job Description

Job Summary

  • Lead strategic thinking and provide internal strategic and business consultancy to Local Business Units (“LBU”) and Group Office (“GO”) functions that is impactful and value added, focusing on material and/or strategically important initiatives
  • Lead the formulation and evolution, and support the execution of the Group’s strategy (including Propel and Healthcare for long term healthcare opportunities and initiatives)
  • Develop and provide timely leading-edge market intelligence, Intellectual Capital and insights to inform strategic thinking and decision making across the Group
  • Identify potential inorganic opportunities together with LBUs and GO functions’ SMEs and be part of the deal completion and post-completion teams to assist in value capture, optimisation and realisation through challenge and constructive advisory/guidance


  • Support the formulation of the Group’s vision and longer-term strategy to enable sustainable value-creating growth, evolving as appropriate constantly, considering what’s next and need to future proof the business
  • Oversee the Group-level long-term strategy and drive its cascade to LBUs and, where appropriate, GO functions
  • Provide constant and constructive challenge to Local Business Units’ strategies to trigger their strategic thinking and to respond effectively to market trends and Group’s long-term vision
  • Ensure clear goals for all GO functions and LBUs are defined and adopted
  • Define strategy implementation framework, strategy execution process, guidelines and tools
  • Provide active support and guidance on implementation
  • Spearhead strategic efforts and initiatives by leading the strategy adoption and encourage initiatives
  • Build/nurture relationships with external parties (private and public), and professional advisors/experts for strategic partnerships and positioning
  • Ensure the strategy framework is well understood by GO functions and LBUs
  • Strengthen strategy development and execution capabilities in LBUs and GO functions by recruiting talent, delivering strategy development/ project management skills training and providing practical support


The roles are to deliver the above team objectives and there is a strong preference for candidates that bring subject matter expertise, including in one or more of the following segments:

    • China insurance market/industry;
    • Digital;
    • Healthcare;
    • Insurance Distribution;
    • Insurance Proposition Development; and/or
    • Customer Centricity

In addition, the following requirements are a minimum:

  • Undergraduate degree in business-related discipline or MBA preferred. High quality candidates from other backgrounds will also be considered.
  • Interest in insurance industry essential, with prior experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders across the business, including senior levels, as well as external parties
  • Ability to critically evaluate and synthesise information
  • High degree of numerical proficiency, able to effectively analyse and interpret financial information
  • Results-driven with proven track record in driving and achieving results
  • Independent and innovative thinker
  • Effective communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficiency in other Asian language preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) required


Additional Information
Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company details
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or “the Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. First established in Shanghai, China over 90 years ago, we now operate in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific and hold leading positions across the majority of these markets. AIA offers a range of products and services including life insurance, accident, and health insurance and savings plans. We also provide employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients.

AIA Group Office, the headquarters of the Group, works closely with our business entities in the local markets to deliver on AIA’s overall corporate strategy, and to execute consistently on guidelines, principles and standards to deliver sustainable value.

We are looking for proactive, forward-thinking, and innovative individuals who aspire to make a positive impact on people's lives. You will be joining a high-performing team; one that is focused on our vision to make AIA the pre-eminent life insurance provider in Asia-Pacific, to attain excellence by empowering our people to define the standards for the insurance industry, and to play a leadership role in driving economic and social development across the region.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, find out more about how you can bring your career ambitions to life in AIA at our company page or careers site .