Thompson had been FPI’s regional sales director for Europe, a position that is thought not likely to be refilled immediately.
In the UAE, Thompson will be based in FPI’s regional office in Emaar Square, Dubai, where he will report to FPI’s general manager of the Middle East and Africa, Matthew Waterfield.
Also new to the office is Jamie McNish, who last month joined FPI’s Dubai team as key accounts director for the Middle East and Africa.
FPI is a part of the UK-based Friends Life group, which in turn has been a part of Resolution since 2009. As reported, it recently moved to a new business model that focuses on two markets: the global expat community, and domestic affluent customers in its chosen key markets of Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. Globally it employs more than 400 people.