WINDSOR, Conn., June 18, 2014 — LIMRA and LOMA today announced that Mark Wallis has been appointed to be managing director of International Business Development.
"I am pleased that someone of Mark's caliber and experience has joined our International Operations division," said Ian Watts, senior vice president and managing director, LIMRA and LOMA International Operations. "Mark's appointment is a key milestone in the strategic development of our international business. As we continue to deliver our objectives set out in the "International Path to Growth" plan, Mark will no doubt make a significant positive impact on our future success."
Based in Hong Kong, Wallis will be responsible for working with LIMRA and LOMA's regional directors and sales representatives to identify and develop business opportunities with international member companies in Asia and Latin America. He will also play a key role in developing LIMRA and LOMA's member consulting services business, offering his subject matter expertise in the fields of agency structure, productivity improvement, training and development, and compensation review.
Wallis has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience working in agency development and training roles with companies including New York Life, AIA and most recently as head of Business Development ‒ Tied Agents, Asia Pacific and Middle East region at Zurich Life Insurance in Hong Kong.
LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com.
Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit LOMA's Web site at www.loma.org.