Prudential Corporation Asia appoints Chief Financial Officer

Raghu Hariharan

Raghu Hariharan

Hong Kong, 26 September 2017 - Prudential Corporation Asia (“PCA”) today announces that Raghu Hariharan is joining its executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Adrian O’Connor, who is leaving the company.

Raghu is currently Group Director of Strategy and Capital Markets at Prudential plc and a member of the Group Executive Committee. In his new role at PCA, he will have responsibility for Finance, Actuarial, Capital Markets, Strategy and Investor Relations across the region. These functions play a key role in driving the company’s ambitious business agenda. 

Nic Nicandrou, Chief Executive, PCA, said: “I am delighted that Raghu has agreed to take on this leadership position. His appointment reflects my aim to build on the excellent foundations we have put in place across the region and to accelerate our growth. Raghu brings strategic insights, strong commercial and capital markets experience and clear understanding of our priorities to deliver on the significant opportunities for PCA.”

“I would like to thank Adrian for his contribution to PCA over the last ten years. He played a key part in supporting our outstanding performance and growth over this period. I would like to wish him well for the future.”

Raghu said: “I am excited to be taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer for PCA, a market-leading business with a strong performance track record and significant growth potential. My admiration for PCA has been reinforced during the time I spent building our Group investor relations function and in driving the strategic direction of the Group. I am thrilled and energised at the opportunities we have for building and shaping PCA’s future.”

Raghu has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having worked across Asia, the US and the UK, spanning consumer and investment banking and (re)insurance. Prior to joining Prudential plc in 2012 as Investor Relations Director, he held a number of senior roles with large multi-national companies including Citibank, General Electric and Fox-Pitt Kelton, a leading boutique investment bank. Before his appointment at Prudential plc, Raghu was Managing Director at Citibank, in charge of its global insurance sector equity research programme.


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