MetLife has appointed Lee Wood as CEO of its Hong Kong business. He will report to Damien Green, regional executive of MetLife Asia.

Wood is a seasoned insurance professional with over 15 years of industry experience. He was most recently senior vice president at Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Company  with responsibility for marketing, product development, and the direct marketing channel.

Prior to this, he spent five years at HSBC Life (International) in Taiwan as managing director and successfully led their bancassurance manufacturing startup operation before it was subsequently acquired by Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Company.

He has also held various senior marketing and general manager roles at major insurance companies throughout Asia which include ING Antai Life Insurance Company  in Taiwan, PT AIG Insurance Indonesia and AXA Life Insurance Company in Japan.

Commenting on the appointment, Green said, “Hong Kong is an important market in Asia for MetLife and we are excited to have Lee join us. His breadth of industry experience will serve to accelerate our business aspirations in Hong Kong.”

Wood holds an MBA and Masters of Divinity from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated with a BA in Math from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.