Mark Tucker (business)

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Mark Tucker
Born (1957-12-29) 29 December 1957 (age 59)
England
Education Business Management (University of Leeds)
Occupation Group Chief Executive, AIA Group

Mark Edward Tucker (born 29 December 1957) is an English businessman, best known for his various roles at Prudential plc, where he was the CEO until September 2009.[1] He is currently President and Group Chief Executive of AIA Group, but will step down in September 2017 to become Group Chairman of HSBC.

Tucker started adult life as a trainee professional footballer, making appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rochdale and Barnet, although he never played a first team match.[2] However, after reading Business Management at the University of Leeds, he qualified as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.[2]

He joined Prudential in 1986, initially working for Prudential Portfolio Managers.[2] He progressed through various roles in the UK, Hong Kong, and the US, where he was a Senior Vice President at Jackson National Life from 1992 to 1993.[2] He was appointed Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia and an executive director of Prudential plc, but left the group in May 2004 after growing frustrated at the lack of upward opportunity at Prudential to join HBOS as Finance Director.[2]

Following Jonathan Bloomer's ousting as CEO of Prudential in early 2005, due to bungled attempts to merge with American General and sell off Egg, Tucker rejoined Prudential in March 2005 as CEO.[2] In March 2009 it was announced he will step down at the end of September 2009, Tucker stating he had achieved all that he wanted to achieve in the role and the decision to leave was "entirely personal".[3] He does not intend to retire, stating "There’s at least one more big job in me".[1] Tucker is a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tucker is married with one son and one daughter. Tucker's company AIA is Tottenham Hotspur's cup shirt partner for the 2013–14 season.[needs update?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Adam (2009-03-19), "Tucker to leave Prudential", Financial Times, retrieved 2009-03-19 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Reece, Damian (2007-08-20). "Mark Tucker: Steering a safe course at the Pru". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. ^ Felsted, Andrea (2009-03-19), "Pru’s new chief Tidjane Thiam seen as ‘bold’ choice", Financial Times, retrieved 2009-03-19 
  4. ^ "Goldman Sachs – Leadership – Board of Directors". Goldman Sachs. Retrieved 8 August 2013.