News Release

ACE Appoints Saloon Tham Regional CEO of Asia Pacific Life Insurance, Raymond Ting CEO of Thailand Life Insurance Business
Feb 19, 2010

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Life today announced the appointment of Saloon Tham as Regional Chief Executive Officer for its Asia Pacific life insurance businesses. He will be responsible for managing ACE’s life insurance operations in the region, which includes Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia. Mr. Tham had been General Manager of Huatai Life, ACE’s joint venture with Huatai Insurance Group in China, since 2004 and will continue to support that business in his new role. He will be based in Bangkok and report to Ian Watts, Chief Operating Officer for ACE Life.

In addition, ACE has appointed Raymond K. Ting as Chief Executive Officer for its life insurance business in Thailand. He had been Managing Director of MetLife in the United States and a successful sales leader for 30 years. Mr. Ting was awarded the “#1 Company Sales Office” award five times during his career and was recognized in MetLife’s “Top of the Tower” and “Managers Hall of Fame.” He will be based in Bangkok and report to Mr. Tham.

“We are fortunate to have such experienced and proven life insurance leaders as Saloon and Ray,” said David Wolf, President of ACE Life. “Saloon returns to ACE Life after steering Huatai Life to a leadership position among foreign invested life insurers in China. And Ray joins ACE Life after proving his sales leadership skills at the highest levels. With the addition of Saloon and Ray, ACE Life is well positioned to continue its growth in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mr. Tham has more than 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics from University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries. Mr. Ting has 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry and earned a B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in the U.S.

ACE Life, the international life insurance business of the ACE Group, provides traditional life insurance protection and savings products to individuals and groups throughout Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Celebrating 25 years of insuring progress, the ACE Group is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), the ACE Group conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at:


ACE Group
Stephen Wasdick, 212-827-4444
Michele Anne Minjoot, 65 6398 8708