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Pru Life UK marks Prudential’s 175th year with its PRUPremier clients and the British Embassy Manila

By Adam Laurena Published Sep 21, 2023 8:00 am Updated Sep 22, 2023 11:29 am

Over 1,500 lives were lost when the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, USA, in April 1912.

Life insurance company Prudential, which had been in service for over 60 years when the incident happened, was the first to come to the aid of the victims and their families, having paid a total of £14,239 in claims for 324 lives a month later. That is only one of many contributions prudential has given the world, especially in the realm of life and financial security.

In celebration of its 175th anniversary, including 100 years in Asia, Prudential plc, through its Philippine subsidiary Pru Life UK, is ready to continue serving its Filipino clients for the next 175 years and beyond, including 27 years and counting in the Philippines.Eng Teng Wong, Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer

Eng Teng Wong, Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer

With such a rich history and heritage, backed up by the biggest agency workforce in the industry, we grow with Filipino families by sharing customer-centric solutions that help them become healthier and wealthier,” said Pru Life UK president and CEO Eng Teng Wong.

To give back to the customers who have helped the company grow through the years, Pru Life UK, with the British Embassy Manila, invited its valued clients to a gathering marking Prudential’s momentous 175th anniversary. The event was also the company’s way to show appreciation to its PRUPremier clients for their loyalty and trust.

“We continuously spread ‘PRU Love’ to our customers, growing with them and fulfilling their health and wealth protection needs. We are here for every life, for every future,” Wong said

A rich history of partnership and friendship

The celebration was held at the British ambassador’s residence in Makati, spotlighting Prudential’s commitment to be the most trusted partner and protector of generations of families across Asia and Africa and the flourishing partnership between Pru Life UK and the British embassy in Manila.

“There has been a long-standing friendship between Pru Life UK and the British embassy in Manila, and we want to continue to strengthen it even more,” Wong said.

L-R: Eng Teng Wong, Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer; Lindsey Gilbert-Crouch, British Embassy Manila’s Country Director for Trade and Investment; Laure Beaufils, His Majesty's Ambassador; Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK EVP & Chief Customer & Marketing Officer; and Gilbert Simpao, Pru Life UK General Manager & Chief Commercial Officer

Pru Life UK has sponsored students who are seen as emerging leaders and game changers in the country and the world, for one-year master’s degree programs in the United Kingdom through the Chevening scholarship.

His Majesty’s ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils celebrated Pru Life UK’s rich British heritage and expressed her awe at the team’s hard work in improving the lives of Filipinos, particularly those in the unserved and underserved s

L-R: Pru Life UK EVP and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga and Pru Life UK President and CEO Eng Teng Wong showcase Prudential plc's 175th-year milestones.

"I’ve had many conversations with team members, thinking about how they support babies, OFWs, and the marginalized parts of society here in the Philippines,” she said. “I have considered Pru Life UK a jewel in our crown when I think about British companies who work in the Philippines.”

Moreover, Beaufils thanked Pru Life UK for their sponsorship of the UK’s Chevening Programme, developing the next generation of leaders and decision-makers in the Philippines through fully-funded scholarships to study in the UK.

“We’ve invested in the talent of this country, in the future, and the capabilities of these students who will come back and contribute to the economic and social development of the country,” she said. “Those scholarships will not only change lives but also the development outcomes in the country.”

Beaufils closed her speech by greeting Prudential with a happy anniversary of its 175 years in service. “I am happy and proud that Pru Life UK in the Philippines is part of that greater family.”

The celebration of Prudential’s 175th anniversary was a night to remember not just for Pru Life UK but for the members of their PRUPremier club. It was truly an evening celebrating life and friendships.


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