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Rick Bender is a former international insurance executive with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, 23 with AIG and the past 12 years in the Asia Pacific region. His experience is very broad covering all aspects of senior company, regional and distribution management.

From 2012 through 2015, Rick was a Vice President of AIG and Chief Agency Officer for AIG, Asia Pacific. During this period, Rick also served as Chairman, AIG P&C, Taiwan and was a board member of AIG, P&C China.

From 2010 to 2011, Rick was President, CEO and director of Nan Shan Life Insurance Company Ltd. in Taiwan.

From 2004 to 2010, Rick was with the AIA Group Ltd in its Malaysian and Hong Kong offices. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer of AIA Group Ltd. (2009 – 2010) and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for China, Taiwan and India (2007 to 2009). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager in Malaysia.

Prior to moving to Asia, Rick was President and CEO of American General Life and Accident (2001 – 2004) after holding various senior positions with the AIG Life Companies, U.S. from 1992 to 2001 and Great-West Life from 1972 to 1992.