Mike Wells approved as Group CEO of Athora

Pembroke, Bermuda, 9 September 2022 - Athora Holding Ltd. (“Athora” or “the Group”), a leading European savings and retirement services group, has today confirmed the appointment of Mike Wells as Group Chief Executive Officer. This follows the receipt of regulatory approvals. 

Mr Wells is a seasoned leader in global insurance having spent 26 years at Prudential plc, including seven years as CEO. As CEO, Mr Wells delivered meaningful shareholder value through executing two strategic demergers, accelerating the development of an Asian shareholder base through a successful equity issuance on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and transitioning the company into an Asian and African focused life and health insurer. 

Ward Bobitz is also confirmed as Group General Counsel following the receipt of regulatory approvals. Mr Bobitz has three decades of international legal experience including 25 years at Genworth Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed global insurance group, where he was most recently Executive Vice President and General Counsel. 

Following receipt of these regulatory approvals, Mr Wells and Mr Bobitz join Athora’s Group Management Executive Committee with immediate effect.