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22nd Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2018 -
47 Finalists Named

Some 47 insurers, brokers, risk managers, service providers and industry leaders made it to the list of the top finalists for the 22nd Asia Insurance Industry Awards (AIIA). They will now head to Singapore on 4th September for a face-to-face interview with the distinguished panel of judges who will then select the winners in a secret ballot. The winners will only be announced at the gala dinner on 29th October, held in conjunction with the 15th SIRC.

The Awards, with strictly defined criteria for each category and a transparent selection process helmed by a bench of 33 judges, saw over 800 entries. The Young Leader, Woman Leader, InsurTech, Innovation and Technology Initiative categories saw the most amount of entries. In the first round, the Judges have gone through the entries based on a 1,200-word write-up. The whole process is audited by KPMG.

Now in its 22nd year, the AIIA has become a much sought-after mark of excellence and peer group endorsement for insurance players and professionals in the market.

The Awards have been hosted annually since 1997 by Asia Insurance Review, the voice of the insurance industry of Asia for the past 27 years.

This year, two categories – Service Provider and Reinsurance Broker – have been dropped due to an insufficient number of entries.

The Finalists

Life Insurance Company of the Year
  • AIA Singapore
  • Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Co Ltd
  • Softlogic Life Insurance PLC
General Insurance Company of the Year
  • AIG Asia Pacific
  • Etiqa Insurance Co
  • FWD Singapore
Educational Service Provider of the Year
  • Muang Thai Academy
  • Singapore College of Insurance
Innovation of the Year
  • AIA Singapore
  • HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited
  • Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Co Ltd
Broker of the Year
  • Aon
  • CXA Group
  • Marsh Asia
General Reinsurer of the Year
  • General Insurance Corporation of India
  • Peak Re
  • SCOR
  • Taiping Reinsurance Co
Life Reinsurer of the Year
  • Pacific Life Re
  • RGA Reinsurance Company
  • SCOR Global Life
Corporate Risk Manager of the Year
  • Daniel Tan, National University Health System
  • Jagath Guru, Myanmar Brewery
  • Sharon Xu, Marriott International, Inc
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Allianz Ayudhya
  • MMC & Marsh Asia
  • Taiwan Life Insurance Co Ltd
Digital Insurer of the Year
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co Ltd
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co
  • FWD Group
InsurTech of the Year
  • Coverfox
  • CXA Group
  • KATSANA Holdings Sdn Bhd
Technology Initiative of the Year
  • Allianz China Life
  • AXA Hong Kong
  • Manulife (International) Limited
Woman Leader of the Year
  • Jane Drummond, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Rosaline Chow Koo, CXA Group
  • Sigal Atzmon, Medix Group
Young Leader of the Year
  • Akshay Dhand, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co Ltd
  • Manik Bucha, AIG Singapore
  • Rotha Chan, Manulife Cambodia
Personality of the Year
  • Antony Jacob, Apollo Munich Health Insurance
  • Arnop Phorndhiti, MSIG Insurance (Thailand)
  • Takashi Fujii, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam
  • Tapan Singhel, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co

Spot the Stars in Space

Despite the tough time, the digital era produces many stars. There are those who sprint with verve and energy and some just effortlessly and gloriously.

With all the challenges that 2018 brings, what is most inspiring is to see the fighting spirit of the industry – not just to stay alive or just compete but to also respond to the concerns of society by choice. To me this is what makes stars!!

As we launch the 22nd Asia Insurance Industry Awards, we will stretch ourselves far too to embrace what is of growing concern in the industry. So this year, we are actually including three new categories: Woman Leader of the Year, Young Leader of the Year as well as InsurTech of the Year.

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