The appointment, announced today, is effective immediately though still subject to approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Urbanec joined Prudential Corporation Asia in 2008 as the regional director of integrated distribution and customer strategy, and he moved over to Prudential Singapore in 2009.
He played a “critical role”, the Prudential Corporation Asia stated, in the enhancement and expansion of the distribution and marketing capabilities in his recent role as chief marketing and partnerships distribution officer.
Previously, his career included working for Progressive Insurance Group, the Travelers Insurance Group and American International Group, where he was regional vice president, personal lines with responsibility for business development in various regions including Japan, Middle East & India, and Asia.
More recently, in 2004, Urbanec joined ACE Insurance as the executive vice president of its international personal lines division, where he had responsibilities for operations in 15 countries and four regions including Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prudential Singapore has a team of approximately 3,100 financial consultants and over 700 employees serving the needs of 710,000 policyholders with over 1.7m policies.