Samita MalikVP, Business Development & Strategy at Aegon Asia
Samita joined Aegon Asia in 2017 as VP, Business Development and Strategy. In this role, Samita is responsible for assessing and forming ecosystem based partnerships and digital businesses across Asia.
Most recently, she was a member of the Aviva team that led the formation of Blue, a JV between Tencent and Hillhouse Capital to form Hong Kong's first digital life insurer. Prior to Aviva, she was at MetLife for more than six years, where she held several executive roles across US and Asia, including Chief Distribution Officer and Interim CEO of MetLife Hong Kong and subsequently Asia Head of Accident & Health. Here, she set up a digital business in Hong Kong from the ground up, launched Hong Kong's first online only life and health insurance products, and formed several digital partnerships with internet companies like PingAn GoodDoctor and Groupon. She also served on the Board of Directors for both MetLife HK and BIDV MetLife Vietnam. Before joining MetLife, Samita was a Case Team Leader at the management consulting firm, Bain & Company, in London and New York.
Samita also serves in an advisory capacity to start-ups across Asia, including Prenetics Inc, which was named HK's hottest startup in 2017 by Hong Kong Business Magazine, and H2 Sync based in Taiwan, among others.
Samita holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Economics from The University of Virginia.