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Jim Heng Appointed As Asia Business Development Director For Cigna Global Health Options (CGHO). Takes The Lead In Developing Growth Strategy In Key Asia Markets And Supporting Intermediary And Bancassurance Channels

GLASGOW, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global leader in serving expatriates and other globally mobile individuals, has appointed Jim Heng to lead business development in Asia for Cigna's international individual PMI business - Cigna Global Health Options ( http://www.cignaglobal.com).

Reporting to Phil Austin, Head of Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (IPMI), Mr. Heng will be responsible for developing key Asia markets and supporting intermediaries and bancassurance partners.

"I'm delighted to have Jim take on this important role for Cigna Global Health Options," said Austin. "The Asia market is very important to us, so I'm certain that with Jim's wealth of experience in the insurance industry and track record of achieving results, we can continue to build our presence in Asia at rapid pace."

Mr. Heng will be responsible for building the business in Asia and driving profitable growth, targeting high net worth and globally mobile individuals through bancassurance and intermediary channels - primarily in Hong Kong and Singapore.

"I'm excited to assume this role. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen Cigna's position as the premier provider of products and solutions that support the health, well-being and sense of security of consumers in the global individual market," said Heng.

Mr. Heng brings over 15 years of experience in global sales and business development to the CGHO team. He joins Cigna from Swiss Life after serving as Regional Director for the Asia Corporate business, managing business development and partner relationships in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Jim Heng held senior roles at AXA in China and AIA, with focus on building distribution channels and business development.

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