UK Insurance - Thiam to succeed Tucker at Pru



Mark Tucker will step down as group CEO of City-based life insurance giant Prudential in October, at which point he will be replaced by the current director of finance, Tidjane Thiam. Former professional footballer Tucker will leave after a total of 23 years in two stints at Prudential, and nearly five in the top post, and has no further career plans in place.

Ivory Coast-born Thiam is an "ideal choice" for the job, according to Kevin Ryan, an analyst at ING. "He's a big picture guy, rather than

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