10 May 2018
Organised by AIA Foundation, the “Young Leaders Development Programme” (YLDP) has entered the 20th anniversary of its establishment. More than 470 local university students have participated in the programme in the past years. With the theme of “A Hand to Lead A Vision to Serve”, the 2017/2018 YLDP has trained 14 outstanding local university students in the six-month programme, helping them develop leadership skills and equip themselves to be socially responsible young leaders of tomorrow.

Ms. Bonnie Tse, General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Wealth Management of AIA Hong Kong & Macau, and Director of AIA Foundation, said, “‘AIA Foundation Young Leaders Development Programme' is our long-running youth development initiative. It was established to nurture the younger generation to become a new force contributing to the development of Hong Kong. By exemplifying our dedication to creating shared value, the programme demonstrates our long-term commitment to the society, economy and people of Hong Kong. We hope to help young people expand their horizons and explore their potential in many facets by providing all-round training, and to contribute our efforts in cultivating more high-calibre next generation human capital for our community.”

To enable students to become “A Hand to Lead”, YLDP provided a series of in-depth and comprehensive training courses to enhance students' leadership skills and provide them with practical job-seeking skills. The diversified curriculum included the “Star Speaker Forum” featuring Mr. Leung Kee Cheong, former Principal of Fresh Fish Traders' School; sharing by two Hong Kong-based coaches from The Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur, of tips on becoming leaders with healthy bodies; the “Career Workshop” where students learned how to forge a path in life planning; the five-day/four-night “Adventure and Leadership Camp”; “Business Etiquette Training Workshop” and “Job Hunting 101”. “A Vision to Serve” was another core element of YLDP. Students participated in various community services which enabled them to gain a better understanding of the living conditions of the elderly and children with special needs.

Several awards, including the “Outstanding Young Leaders Award”, “My Favourite Young Leader Award” and “Best Local Community Service Award” were presented to recognise students for their excellent performance in the programme. AIA Hong Kong also offered summer internship opportunities to the best performers. Four students received the recognitions in the 2017/2018 programme. Among them, Kyle Chan from The Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong who won three awards, said, “The programme broadened our horizons, helped me build up the courage to accept challenges and learn how to become a distinguished leader.” Ken Choi from the School of Accounting and Finance at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University won the “Best Local Community Service Award”. He said, “YLDP integrated the element of community service into the programme, enabling us to practise what we learnt as well as to give back to the community.”
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Students from the “AIA Foundation Young Leaders Development Programme 2017/2018” successfully completed a
series of in-depth and comprehensive training courses, including
the 5-day/4-night “Adventure and Leadership Camp”
Students from the “AIA Foundation Young Leaders Development Programme 2017/2018” participated in various
community visits to gain more experience in community services.
Participating students learnt a lot at the “Star Speaker Forum”, where the speaker was
Mr. Leung Kee Cheong, former Principal of Fresh Fish Traders' School.
Two Hong Kong-based coaches from The Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur shared
tips on becoming leaders with healthy bodies.
Group photo of graduates from the “AIA Foundation Young Leaders Development Programme 2017/2018”.
About AIA Hong Kong and AIA Macau
AIA Hong Kong and AIA Macau are subsidiaries of AIA Group Limited. AIA Group Limited established its operations in Hong Kong in 1931. To date, we have over 14,900 AIA financial planners1, as well as an extensive network of brokerage and bancassurance partners. We serve close to 2.9 million customers2, offering them a wide selection of professional services and products ranging from individual life, group life, accident, medical and health, mandatory provident fund, personal lines insurance to investment-linked products with numerous investment options. We are also dedicated to providing superb product solutions to meet the financial needs of high net worth customers.

1as at 31 January 2018
2as at 31 December 2017
About AIA
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, Cambodia, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$216 billion as of 30 November 2017.

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 30 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).
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