3 March 2023 – Dai-ichi Life Insurance (Cambodia) PLC (“Dai-ichi Life Cambodia”) has appointed Mr. Ponlu Tola as its new Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective 9 March 2023.
Mr. Ponlu Tola will succeed Mr. Allen Thai, who was instrumental in the setup of Dai-ichi Life in Cambodia, guiding the business through the COVID-19 pandemic and coming out of it to become one of the fastest growing life insurers in Cambodia.
Mr. Takashi Fujii, CEO of Dai-ichi Life Insurance Asia Pacific, said: “Dai-ichi Life Cambodia is in good hands with Mr. Ponlu Tola. He is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded business leader. He is one of the pioneers of the life insurance industry in Cambodia with a proven track record in leading large distribution channels and building a highly reputable brand. The combination of his vast experience, culture and drive makes him an ideal fit as we enter the next stage of growth. Lastly, I also want to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Allen Thai for his significant contribution to the Dai-ichi Life Group and wish him all the best in his future endeavours”.
Mr. Ponlu Tola, said: “I am truly delighted to join the Dai-ichi Life Group. The proud heritage and successful operations are a testimony of its excellent life insurance products and related services. I am inspired and encouraged by the success and strong momentum that Dai-ichi Life Cambodia have achieved under the sound leadership of Mr. Allen Thai. I am committed to lead Dai-ichi Life Cambodia to the next stage of growth by upholding our philosophy of “Customer First”.”
Since the incorporation of the business in 2019, Dai-ichi Life Cambodia has provided financial peace of mind to over 9,000 Cambodian families through its life insurance products and services. Dai-ichi Life Cambodia currently has more than 300 employees and branch offices in Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap.
About Dai-ichi Life Cambodia
Dai-ichi Life Insurance (Cambodia) PLC (“Dai-ichi Life”) is a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (“DLHD”) which is a leading life insurer in Japan with more than 120 years of history. DLHD is A+ rated by the S&P and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Since its establishment in 1902, DLHD has been committed to stand by the side of our customers and their loved ones, for life, and make concerted efforts to deliver “Peace-of-mind” under our philosophy of “Customer First”. We contribute to local communities by passing on peace-of-mind through providing life insurance and related services.
* Dai-ichi Life Group has strong fundamentals, solid capital base with total assets of US$538 Billion and the Premium and other income of US$43 Billion. (as of March 31, 2022).