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Aetna appoints general manager of Asia-Pacific region

US-based health insurer Aetna has appointed Michael Elliott to the new position of general manager, Asia-Pacific region for Aetna International, effective immediately.

As general manager, Elliott will be responsible for expanding the company’s international business in the region, which includes international health benefits for expatriates and health management solutions.

Elliott comes to Aetna from HSBC Insurance, where he served as regional head, direct distribution for the Asia region located in Hong Kong, where he will continue to be based for Aetna.

With more than 25 years of international management experience, he also served as CEO of a life insurance joint venture based in China and previously served in senior management positions in sales, business development and marketing for the life, accident and health businesses in Asia, Europe, US and Latin America.

Aetna International head Sandip Patel said Mike’s oversight for the region will provide even greater focus on key markets, such as China, Southeast Asia and India, and bring to bear expertise for existing and new customers in insurance cover; wellness and productivity solutions; care management; and health care technology and analytics.