New CFO at Prudential, Nic Nicandrou, will earn £550k + 160% bonus

 In Aviva, CFO, Finance Director, Prudential
[private]The Board of Prudential plc (“Prudential”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolaos (“Nic”) Nicandrou as Chief Financial Officer and Group Board Director as successor to Tidjane Thiam who, as previously announced, will become Group Chief Executive on 1st October 2009.

Nic joins Prudential from Aviva, where he has worked for eleven years in a number of senior finance roles, including Norwich Union Life Finance Director and Board Member, Aviva Group Financial Control Director, Aviva Group Financial Management and Reporting Director and CGNU Group Financial Reporting Director. Nic started his career at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, where he worked for ten years in both London and Paris, specialising in insurance and more general financial services.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive said:

“I am pleased to welcome Nic Nicandrou to the Group. His technical depth and experience combined with the quality of his leadership makes him the ideal person to succeed Tidjane when he steps up to be Group Chief Executive”.

Commenting, Tidjane Thiam, Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Executive designate, said:

“I am delighted that Nic has taken the decision to join Prudential and I know he will significantly enhance our already strong management team and continue our commitment to best in class disclosure and market communication. I greatly look forward to working with him”.

Commenting, Nic Nicandrou said:

“I am delighted to be joining Prudential as Chief Financial Officer and look forward to working with Tidjane. Prudential is ideally placed in terms of its unique geographic exposure, capital strength and leadership capability, to continue its outperformance over the cycle”.

A starting date for Nic Nicandrou has yet to be confirmed.
[/private] Prudential plc is a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world’s leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years and has £249 billion in assets under management (as at 31 December 2008). Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.

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