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Fanhua Welcomes Ben Lin as Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer

2023-07-02 at 7:30 PM EDT

GUANGZHOU, China, July 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fanhua Inc. (“Fanhua” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FANH), a leading independent financial services provider in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ben Lin as the Company’s Co-Chairman of the board of directors (the “Board”) and Chief Strategy Officer.

Mr. Lin is a trained actuary with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a proven track record of success. Mr. Lin will play a crucial role in setting Fanhua’s strategic direction, driving the Company’s overseas expansion, and facilitating its success in capital markets.

Prior to joining Fanhua, Mr. Lin held prominent positions in several renowned organizations throughout his career and possesses extensive knowledge of the global insurance industry. He worked at Capital Group as an investment analyst covering Asia insurance and industrials from 2016 to 2023. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for overseeing the China Internet and Asia Insurance industries. Mr. Lin graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney with a Master of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Actuary Studies. His deep understanding of the industry and emerging trends will be invaluable to Fanhua as the Company continues to evolve and is committed to fulfilling its strategic vision of becoming a prominent independent financial advisory company in Asia.

Mr. Lin will work closely with Mr. Yinan Hu, the Company’s Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Together, they will lead the Board in setting strategic priorities, overseeing corporate governance, and ensuring the Company’s long-term success.

“We are excited to welcome Ben to the Board and the executive team,” said Mr. Yinan Hu. “Ben is an old friend of Fanhua, having accompanied us for over 15 years in his prior role as the leading insurance analyst in the region. We believe Ben’s joining will contribute valuable insights, further strengthen our corporate governance, and help us achieve our well-defined strategies and deliver sustainable results to our shareholders.”

Mr. Lin expressed excitement about joining Fanhua and shared his vision for the role, “I’m thrilled to join Fanhua as the Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer. I have been following the Asia insurance industry since 2007 and have always admired Fanhua. Over the past 25 years, the Company has demonstrated a strong track record of navigating China’s economic and industry cycles. I strongly believe that the growth opportunity in the financial intermediary industry in Asia remains immense. I look forward to working with our Board and management team to ensure that Fanhua is well positioned to capture the growth opportunities across the region and drive sustainable value creation for all our shareholders.”

About Fanhua Inc.

Driven by its digital technologies and professional expertise in the insurance industry, Fanhua Inc. is a leading independent financial service provider in China, focusing on providing insurance-oriented family asset allocation services that covers customers’ full lifecycle and a one-stop service platform for individual sales agents and independent insurance intermediaries.

With a strategic focus on long-term life insurance products, Fanhua offers a broad range of insurance products, claims adjusting services and various value-added services to meet customers’ diverse needs, through an extensive network of digitally empowered sales agents and professional claims adjustors. It also operates Baowang (, an online insurance platform that provides customers with a one-stop insurance shopping experience.

As of March 31, 2023, our distribution and service network consisted of 631 sales outlets covering 24 provinces, autonomous regions and centrally-administered municipalities and 92 service outlets covering 31 provinces.

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