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Asia:Finalists of 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards announced


Judges gathered online on the 6 May 2021 to deliberate and vote on the finalists of the 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards.

A total of 65 entrants made it as finalists for Awards. The finalists hail from 12 markets across the region including Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Awards recognise the best in life insurance and advisory across Asia. They have become highly sought-after marks of excellence because of the esteemed judging panel and independent judging process. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there were some 280 submissions from over 60 companies and 17 markets for the Awards.

This year’s panel of 29 judges consists of CEOs, senior executives, industry leaders and experts. Finalists were shortlisted after the first round of remote judging where judges went through a 1,000-word write-up and supporting documents that accompanied each entry. In the second round of judging held virtually on 6 May 2021, judges deliberated and voted for their choice of finalists by secret ballot for the 16 categories, including Executive Champion of the Year.

Results are kept secret and will only be announced on the Awards night.

The 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards are organised by Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, with LIMRA as co-organiser, AIA as strategic partner and Allianz and Union Assurance as sponsors. HSBC Holdings group chairman Mark Tucker is patron of the awards.

Asia Insurance Review CEO Sheela Suppiah said, “The entries were immensely impressive and we are encouraged that these awards still hold such a high place for Asia’s agency force. To see what has been achieved during an unprecedented pandemic year is testament to the sheer commitment and endurance of these hero agents. We salute them all.”

Asia Insurance Review editorial director Paul McNamara said, “It is a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of all insurance agents and advisers across the region that they still play such a critical role in the face of digital disruption. These awards recognise the best of the best.”

The virtual Awards night will be held on 7 July 2021. Visit www.AsiaAdvisersNetwork.com/awards or email lifeawards@asiainsurancereview.com for more information.

The finalists are:



















Insurance Agent of the Year

A H Sajeewa Pushpitha – Softlogiclife Insurance PLC, Sri Lanka


Cheung King Fung Kenneth – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong


Ming Fong Huang – Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., LTD., Taiwan


Shalini Kohli – Max Life Insurance, India


Wee Keng Kin Jacqueline – AIA Singapore

Financial Adviser of the Year

Lee Zi Yi, Michelle – Manulife Financial Advisers, Singapore


Loy Hsieh-Yih – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore


R.D.N.Prabath Manupriya- Union Assurance PLC, Sri Lanka

Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year

Chan Fun, Nicholas – Manulife Hong Kong


Dr. Cheung Kin Keung, Dennis – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong


Keo Sochenda – AIA Cambodia


Rex Wong – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong


Zar Ni Win – AIA Myanmar

Insurance Agency Leader of the Year

Dato Eric Toh Chun Shiong – Great Eastern Life Assurance Malaysia


Dato Sri Norman Pang – Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad


Matthew Chew – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore


Shih Fang Huang – Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan


Wong Ngao San Marcus – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong

Rookie Insurance Agency Leader of the Year

Hsiu Mei Lin – Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan


Li Kin Ming, Nic – Sun Life Hong Kong Limited


Nguyen Thi Van – Manulife Vietnam


Suranga Samarakoon – Union Assurance PLC, Sri Lanka


Yung Lai Hei Terence – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong

Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year

Anthony Wong – AIA International, Hong Kong


Divya Tusnial – TATA AIA Life, India


Geraldine Tan Wei Fang – AIA Singapore


Huei-Lin Huang – Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd, Taiwan


Panupan Ekchukiat – AIA Company Limited, Thailand

Digital Agent/ Agency Leader of the Year

Andy Peh – Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd


Joyce Chan Ann Ni (Zeng Anni) – Prudential Assurance Company Singapore


Karine Lam – AIA International Limited


Matthew Chew  – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore


Wei Yiyang  – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore

Inspirational Agent/ Leader of the Year

Divya Tusnial – TATA AIA Life, India


Karine Lam – AIA International Limited


Linda Herawati – Allianz Life Indonesia


Matthew Chew – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore


Sunny Yap – AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore

Lifetime Achievement

Lourdes Del Mundo – AIA Philam Life, Philippines


Wong King Kwok Raymond – AIA International Limited, Hong Kong


Yap Boon Lee – AIA Berhad, Malaysia

Bank Partner of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong)


Krungthai Bank PLC, Thailand


Nations Trust Bank, Sri Lanka


Philippine National Bank


PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA), Indonesia

InsurTech of the Year

Heartzmail Pte Ltd


IFAAcademy – International Financial Architects


Surer

Digital Transformation of the Year

AIA Bhd, Malaysia


AIA Singapore


Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad


FWD Singapore Pte Ltd


Taiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Young Executive of the Year

Senath Jayathilake – Union Assurance PLC, Sri Lanka


Yun Ching Shih, Batsy – Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan

Employee Benefits Provider of the Year

AIA China


AIA International Limited, Hong Kong


AIA Singapore

Insurance Company of the Year

AIA Singapore


AIA Company Limited, Thailand


TATA AIA Life Insurance Company Limited, India

 

The distinguished panel of judges comprises:

  • Ms Alison Salka, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc.

  • Mr Andy M Law, President, Financial Services Managers Association (FSMA)

  • Mr Anurag Gupta, Senior Vice President, Head, Agency Program, Transformation and Growth Initiative, Max Life Insurance Company Limited

  • Ms Anusha Thavarajah, CEO, Life & Health, Asia Pacific, Allianz

  • Mr Banyong Witayaweerasak, Chairman, APFinSA

  • Mr Benedict Sison, President, Philippine Life Insurance Association (PLIA) & CEO and Country Head, Sun Life Philippines

  • Mr Bruce de Broize, Regional Head of Distribution, Generali Asia

  • Mr Carlos Lee Seng Teck, President (2020/2021), Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS) & Co-Chairman 18th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress (APLIC) 2022 Singapore

  • Mr Davey Lee, President (2021), The Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong & Senior Regional Director, Prudential Hong Kong Limited

  • Mr James Liu, President, Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Taiwan (IFPA)

  • Ms Jeslyn Tan, President, Singapore Insurance Institute (SII)

  • Mr Jude Gomes, CEO, Union Assurance

  • Mr Keith Richards, CEO, Personal Finance Society & Chief Membership Officer, Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Ms Laura Hoi, Zone Chair, South East Asia, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), Membership Communications Committee (MCC) & Private Wealth Consultant, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

  • Mr Mark O’Dell, CEO, Life Insurance Association of Malaysia

  • Mr Mark V. T. Saunders, Group Executive, Group Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, AIA Group Limited

  • Mr Patrick Peck, Managing Director, Regional Agency / FA & Bancassurance

    Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd

  • Mr Paul Arrowsmith, Senior Vice President and President, International, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.

  • Mr Paul McNamara, Editorial Director, Asia Insurance Review

  • Mr Rishi Srivastava, CEO, Group Agency Distribution, AIA Group

  • Mr Rotha Chan, CEO, FWD Cambodia

  • Mr Sara Lamsam, President and CEO, Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Company Limited (MTL)

  • Ms Selina Lau, Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

  • Ms Shalini Pavithran, CEO, Malaysian Insurance Institute, ASEAN Insurance Training & Research Institute

  • Mr Stephen Appleyard, Chief of Distribution Hub, AXA Asia

  • Mr Steven Fong, General Manager, Distribution, Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

  • Mr Willison So Yu, 2020 National President, Life Underwriters Association of the Philippines.

Supporting organisations include:

Chartered Insurance Institute, Financial Services Managers Association Singapore, The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore, Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Taiwan, Life Insurance Association Singapore, LOMA, Million Dollar Round Table, The Malaysian Insurance Institute, Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong, Life Underwriters Association of Philippines, Philippine Life Insurance Association, and Singapore Insurance Institute.

For more information on the Awards, email: lifeawards@asiainsurancereview.com



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