HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced today that Cindy Tang will join the company as its Vice President and Head of Communications for the Asia region. Cindy will be based out of MetLife’s Asia region office in Hong Kong and will start with the company on August 20, 2015. Cindy will report to Jeanmarie McFadden, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for MetLife. At the same time, she will become a member of MetLife’s Asia Leadership Group and will work closely with Christopher Townsend, President of Asia for MetLife.
In this role, Cindy will offer strategic direction in corporate communications to support senior leaders in Asia for the various and ambitious business strategies across the region. She will also spearhead all communications initiatives.
“MetLife has been growing from strength to strength in Asia with a dynamic growth strategy and strong capabilities; Cindy’s joining will bring a wealth of experience, leadership acumen, and professional skills to the company. We are very pleased to have outstanding talented individuals such as Cindy taking up key roles in supporting our expansion in the region,” Townsend said.
Cindy was the Head of Group Communications for Asia at HSBC Bank plc. based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Standard Chartered Bank where she held various senior communications roles covering Asia, EMEA and Americas for the bank. Earlier, Cindy had a diverse career in the US and Taiwan in marketing, sales and finance. She has worked across teams that included investor relations, sustainability, government relations and brand strategies for Asia.
“I am very pleased to welcome Cindy to MetLife. Cindy has been a trusted advisor to senior management teams in financial services for more than a decade and she brings a unique global perspective to MetLife in Asia,” said McFadden. “Cindy is also a fantastic leader, her proven track record in the industry and rich experience in communications strategies and coaching will add great value in building communications teams in Asia.”
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.