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Obituary - Singapore: Insurance luminary Mr Leow Siak Fah passes away

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jun 2015

Mr Leow Siak Fah, Executive Chairman of the Citystate Group, and leading dealmaker and doyen of the Asian insurance industry, passed away in April. He died in Germany, where he was seeking treatment for an undisclosed illness. Mr Leow had over 50 years of working experience in the insurance industry, including some years in the UK. He founded many insurance companies in several countries. He was responsible for the formation of the EQ Insurance Company Limited of which he was the Chairman.
   An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK, Mr Leow had interests in insurance, travel, food distribution and restaurants, banking, real estate and education. A talented opera singer, he founded The Singapore Lyric Opera Ltd and OperaViva Ltd and was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1996 by the President of Singapore.
   Citystate Group Pte Ltd was originally formed in 1987 to hold the interests of its principal shareholders, Mr Leow and Mr Ng Tian Ming, in the areas of insurance and reinsurance underwriting. It has since expanded into a service industry oriented group with operations in general insurance underwriting, insurance broking business, travel, food and beverage, property development, property management, art and event management, and education.
   Asia Insurance Review conveys our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr Leow Siak Fah.
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