Hong Kong - Assicurazioni Generali, one of the largest global insurance providers, today announced that its Regional office and Hong Kong business have raised over HK$600,000 (US$77,000) through employee donations for the Hospital Authority (HA), a statutory body established to manage Hong Kong's public hospital services. The fundraising initiative forms part of Generali’s global Extraordinary International Fund which primarily assists local NGOs who are on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The proceeds raised by Generali will be used to support the Hospital Authority’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to protect the health of the community.
Employees from Generali’s regional office in Asia and Hong Kong business contributed to the fund by donating a portion of their salary. Through their online annual leave system, employees who wanted to donate selected the number of annual leave days, for example, half, one, two days, or more, and the calculated cash equivalent has been donated to the HA.
Commenting on the donation Rob Leonardi, Regional Officer, Generali Asia said: “The purpose of The Extraordinary Fund is to provide an immediate pool of resources to help those in our community who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a Lifetime Partner to our customers includes supporting our local communities especially during times of uncertainty and our donation to the Hospital Authority is testament of our employee’s passion towards this ambition.”
Cillin O’Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of Generali Hong Kong said: “The COVID- 19 pandemic is both a global and local health and economic crisis. Generali Hong Kong is committed to serving the people of Hong Kong and critical to this is meeting the needs of our local community. As a ‘people-first’ organisation the Hospital Authority will convert our donation into initiatives that provide care and support for those in need and also ensure Hong Kong’s hospitals are well equipped to continue providing a high standard of healthcare services as always.”
About Generali Asia
Generali is an international insurance company that arrived in Asia in 1975 and is sustainably growing across the region. It operates in its eight key markets of: mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Hong Kong is also the home of Generali’s regional headquarters.
Generali aims to be a lifetime partner to its customers by offering a complete suite of innovative, personalised solutions through an unmatched distribution network.
About Generali Hong Kong
Since the 1970s, Generali Hong Kong has enabled people to shape a safer future by caring for their lives and dreams. Over the years, we have come to understand the individual requirements of our customers and are continuously adapting and innovating to meet their changing needs. Through our extended distribution network of over 300 brokers and intermediaries, we combine our local knowledge with Generali Group’s global network and experience to design unique and innovative, yet straightforward and flexible life and general insurance solutions to ensure peace of mind for people in Hong Kong.
About the Hospital Authority
The Hospital Authority (HA) is a statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. It has been responsible for managing Hong Kong's public hospitals services since December 1991 and currently manages 43 public hospitals and institutions, 49 Specialist Out-patient Clinics and 73 General Out-patient Clinics in Hong Kong. As a statutory body, HA is accountable to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government through the Secretary for Food and Health, who formulates overall health policies for Hong Kong.