Prudential CEO to retire in weeks amid global search for Asia-based successor

Mark Battersby
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Prudential Group chief executive Mike Wells is to retire at the end of March after seven years in the role, with his replacement still to be recruited, and based in Asia. In a statement on 10 February, Prudential said Wells had led its transformation into an Asia and Africa focused business, having executed two strategic demergers and accelerated the development of an Asian shareholder base through a successful equity issuance on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The board said that "given the refocused nature of the business" it was conducting a search for a Group CEO to be based in Asia...

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