Prudential Plc’s Tidjane Thiam tried and failed to expand in Asia by buying AIA Group Ltd. , his first test as chief executive officer. To succeed now, he will have to beat AIA’s new CEO and his ex-boss, Mark Tucker .
Exosect Ltd., a maker of electro- static powder for spreading biopesticide, is discussing tie-ups with 10 agrochemical companies including Syngenta AG in the hope a takeover proposal will follow, its chief executive officer said in an interview.
Prudential Plc Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam took 11 weeks to convince the U.K. regulator to authorize its $35.5 billion takeover of American International Group Inc. ’s main Asian unit. He now has three weeks to convince his investors.