Aviva name new boss

Norwich-based insurance giant Aviva has ended its search for a new chief executive today by recruiting the former boss of Asian insurer AIA.

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New Aviva boss will continue revival plan

Mark Wilson who has just been appointed the new Chief Executive of Aviva said he will continue a company revival plan.

Mr Wilson said he intended to execute the strategy with "rigour and focus".

He added:

There is substantial work to do. I am looking forward to taking up this appointment and excited about the future prospects for Aviva.

– Mark Wilson

In July, Aviva unveiled a major sell-off plan after a review of 58 divisions had identified 16 weak performers that would be sold.

And last month the Norwich-based insurance group, which employs 18,500 people in the UK, warned that up to 800 jobs could be lost under the restructuring plan.

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