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Asia:Around 40 nominees enter 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards final round

| 27 Jul 2017

Around 40 Asia's best executives or companies in the insurance sector have been shortlisted for the finals of the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards (AIIA), which is organised by Asia Insurance Review.

They were selected from around 400 entries based on a 1,200 word write-up submitted for each of them.

They are:

Life Insurance Company of the Year

AIA Singapore
Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd
Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL

General Insurance Company of the Year

Aetna International
Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co. Ltd.
Cathay Century Insurance

Educational Service Provider of the Year

Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
Malaysian Insurance Institute
The General Insurance Institute of Japan

Innovation of the Year

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd
MetLife Asia
PT Asuransi Allianz Life Indonesia

Service Provider of the Year

Medix Global
Willis Towers Watson

Corporate Risk Manager of the Year

Mr Gordon Song, Lazada Group
Mr Roland Teo, Eastern Health Alliance 
Mr Steve Tunstall, Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (PARIMA)

Broker of the Year

Marsh Asia
Willis Towers Watson

General Reinsurer of the Year

Munich Re

Life Reinsurer of the Year

RGA Reinsurance Company

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Allianz Ayudhya Assurance PCL
Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Limited
Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Public Limited Company

Technology Initiative of the Year

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited
Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Public Limited Company

Digital Insurer of the Year

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
Cathay Life Insurance
FWD Singapore Pte Ltd

Personality of the Year

Mr Chris Wei, Aviva
Mr Marc Breuil, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Asia Middle East
Mr Tapan Singhel. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited

A second round of judging will be held on 24 August in Singapore. A distinguished panel of 23 judges from regional and international markets will meet the candidates face to face to select the winners.

The Gala Awards Presentation dinner will be held on 1 November 2017, in conjunction with the 14th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference.

The Awards, with its strictly defined criteria for its categories and transparent selection process, is audited by KPMG.

Hosted annually by Asia Insurance Review, the Awards is now in its 21st year and is a much sought-after mark of excellence and peer group endorsement for insurance players in Asia.

Sponsors this year include RGA, Peak Re, Aon, AIG, Tokio Marine, Toa Re, MSIG, Muang Thai, Swiss Re, Remark and QBE.

The list of distinguished judges comprises:

Mr Alan Wilson
Regional CEO, MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte Ltd

Mr Augusto P Hidalgo
Chairman, Philippines Insurers and Reinsurers Association

Mr Chai Sophonpanich
Former Chairman, Bangkok Insurance Public Co Ltd

Mr Chris Wei
Executive Chairman, Asia & FPI Global Chairman, Aviva Digital

Mr David Fried
CEO, Emerging Markets, QBE Insurance Group

Dr Frans Sahusilawane
President/CEO, PT Reasuransi Indonesia Utama (Persero)

Mr Ichiro Maeda
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd

Ms Karen Tan
Chief Risk Officer, Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re

Mr Kazuhito Oura
Director & General Manager, International Dept, The Toa Reinsurance Co Ltd

Mr Kent Chaplin
CEO, Lloyd’s Asia Pacific

Mr Marc Haushofer
Chairman, Singapore Reinsurers’ Association; CEO – Asia Pacific & Executive Vice President, Validus Reinsurance Ltd

Mr Mark Saunders
Group Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, AIA Group Limited

Ms Renate Wagner
Regional CFO & Head of Life Insurance, Asia Pacific, Allianz

Mr Richard Austen
Chairman, Reinsurance Brokers’ Association (Singapore); CEO, Asia Reinsurance Brokers Pte Ltd

Dr Roger Sellek
CEO, A. M. Best – EMEA & Asia Pacific

Mr Sara Lamsam
Former President, The Thai Life Assurance Association; President & CEO, Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Co Ltd

Mr Sachin Shah
President & CEO, MetLife Japan

Mr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn
Secretary General, Office of Insurance Commission, Thailand

Dr Till Böhmer
CEO, Munich Re Singapore Branch

Mr Tony Cheng
Executive Vice President, Head of Asia, RGA Reinsurance Co

Mr Vinod Krishnan
CEO – Asia, Aon Benfield Asia Pte Ltd

International Judges:

Mr Michael Morrissey
President & CEO, International Insurance Society

Mr Yassir Albaharna
CEO, Arab Insurance Group

For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Jennifer Chee, DID +65 6372 3189 or email:, or
Ms May Low, DID +65 6372 3185 or email:



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