Mark Wilson, the former chief executive of Asian life insurer AIA Group <1299.HK>, has emerged as the leading candidate for the top job at UK insurer Aviva , the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The FT report, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter, said Aviva declined to comment. Wilson, a 45-year-old New Zealander who has spent most of his career in Asia, could not be reached for comment, it said.
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Aviva has been run by chairman John McFarlane since May, after Andrew Moss stepped down as chief executive following a revolt by investors over his salary and the company's under-par performance.
(Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Paul Tait)