Eng Teng Wong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Eng Teng Wong is Pru Life UK’s President and CEO.
Previously the Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Officer Ecosystem Implementation, Mr. Wong led the implementation and launch of the AI-powered app called Pulse by Prudential across many countries in Asia and Africa to empower consumers particularly customers of Prudential to become healthier and wealthier.
Mr. Wong also held many other leadership positions with Prudential Services Asia and Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad to drive and deliver customer-centric solutions, customer service innovation, business transformation and operational improvements.
Under the sponsorship from Malaysian Government (Public Services Department), he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom in June 1995.
Gilbert O. Simpao
General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer
Gilbert Simpao has extensive experience in general management, marketing, sales and digital transformation in FMCG, Telco, Airlines, and Financial Services. Prior to joining Pru Life UK, he was the Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer of another insurer where he set up their Customer Experience and worked on transformation of the customer journey.
Prior the insurance industry, Mr. Simpao was the Chief Commercial Officer and Regional Commercial Cluster Head for AirAsia in the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea. He also worked as the General Manager of Eastern Telecoms and Senior Vice President of the Consumer Broadband Business, Content and Marketing Services of Globe Telecom. It was in Unilever where he spent a substantial number of years of FMCG experience in the Philippines, as well as in London and Japan. His last post in Unilever was as the Managing Director for various personal care categories.
Mr. Simpao has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Management of Financial Institutions from De La Salle University. He is married and has 4 children.
Maria Divina H. Furagganan
Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer
Maria Divina “Divine” Heres-Furagganan joined Pru Life UK in 2010 as a Sales Director and has since led the agency distribution channel in becoming a significant contributor to the Company’s sales performance and expanding business. She has recently assumed leadership of the Third Party Distribution Channel and the Enterprise Business Channel and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer.
Ms. Furagganan has over 25 years of experience in sales, holding key roles in a number of insurance companies including Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corporation, Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Corporation, and John Hancock Life Insurance Corporation. She graduated Cum Laude from the Mapua Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Industrial Engineering.
Michael R. Mabalay
Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Mabalay joined the Life Operations Division of Pru Life UK in 2000 where he established the Business Retention Department and led the team responsible for the development of backroom support services for VUL insurance products. He moved on to become Vice President for Corporate Project Management in 2010 and set-up a robust framework for managing the Company's significant initiatives. From November 2012 to June 2013, he was appointed by Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) as Senior Vice President and Project Director of the Integration Management Office of Prudential Thailand where he successfully managed the simultaneous acquisition of a life insurance company and implementation of a bancassurance partnership in Thailand.
Mr. Mabalay currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Pru Life UK. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Major in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Francis P. Ortega
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Francis Ortega is currently Pru Life UK’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joined the company as Head of Pricing and Product Development in 2007 and led the development of its long line of innovative and profitable products. He has also helped manage the agency compensation structure and set up the distribution agreement for several bank partners. In 2011, he ascended to the role of Chief Actuary and oversaw all areas of the actuarial function which covers financial reporting, pricing, research, and risk management. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2019 leading both the Actuarial and Finance operations.
Mr. Ortega is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines and the Life Management Institute. His more than 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry began with a large multinational life insurance company where he gained experience in various actuarial roles prior to joining Pru Life UK. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, major in Actuarial Science, and has been awarded as one of the 2015 TOTAL (The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni) awardees.
Rey Antonio M. Revoltar Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Rey Revoltar has been with Pru Life UK since 1999 where he began his Prudential career as a Human Resources Manager. From January 2004 to April 2006, Mr. Revoltar was part of the Prudential Corporation Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong where he was HR Manager and subsequently Regional Training and Development Manager in the PRUuniversity Team. He moved back to Pru Life UK as Senior Manager for Training and Development before he moved up and assumed the post of Assistant Vice President for HR.
In 2008, Mr. Revoltar joined the Company's Executive Committee when he became Vice President for Human Resources. Before joining Pru Life UK, he has done significant work for another life company and a well-known leisure park. Mr. Revoltar is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University where he took up Management Economics.
Allan M. Tumbaga
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer
Allan Tumbaga is concurrently a board member of Pru Life UK Investments, Pru Life UK’s asset management and trust corporation.
He has extensive experience in both local and international banking, particularly in corporate communications, product management and brand management. He is also the Vice Chair of Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization distributing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
Prior to joining Pru Life UK, Mr. Tumbaga was with EastWest Bank where he was the Vice President and Head of Bank Marketing and Corporate Communications. He also held key leadership positions as Marketing Head for AIG PhilAm Bank, Marketing Division Head of RCBC, Country Marketing Manager of Bank of America Savings Bank, and Marketing and Public Relations Group Head of Asiatrust Development Bank. He started his banking career with Citibank.
Mr. Tumbaga graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from De La Salle University and completed his Master's degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He is the author of a handbook on products and services published by the Bankers Association of the Philippines.
Ma. Emeren V. Vallente Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Government Relations Officer, Corporate Secretary
Ma. Emeren V. Vallente currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Government Relations Officer of Pru Life UK and a director of Pru Life UK Investments. She has been with the Company since 2010. Prior to working with Pru Life UK, she was Country Lead Lawyer and Corporate Secretary of a multinational insurance corporation where she authored the Regional Board Standards adopted and used by all of the corporation's affiliates within the region.
Atty. Vallente has been sharing her expertise in legal matters with the life insurance industry since 1997. She also has extensive experience in both corporate governance and compliance and has successfully completed with Distinction the One-Year Course on Trust Operations and Investment Management conducted by the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines, the Neville-Clarke International Training Course for Internal Quality Auditor, and the Basic Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management. She is also a Graduate Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Rina A. Velasquez
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Rina Velasquez has over 20 years of experience working in multinational life insurance companies in the areas of product development and pricing, valuation, financial reporting and experience studies, and corporate planning. Prior to joining Pru Life UK, she was Chief Actuary at FWD, and VP and Actuary at Manulife and Philamlife. She joined the Company in 2018 as Vice President for Operational and Enterprise Risk Management and was appointed in 2019 as Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer.
Ms. Velasquez is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines and the Life Office Management Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines - Diliman.