25th Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2021

14 May 2021 (Third-party nominations)
Awards judging
20 September 2021
Virtual Awards Ceremony
15 November 2021

Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2021 finalists revealed

Life Insurance Company of the Year
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co, Ltd
  • HSBC Life (International) Limited, Hong Kong
  • Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
Health Insurance Company of the Year
  • AIA Singapore
  • HSBC Life (International) Limited, Hong Kong
  • Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc.
Innovation of the Year
  • HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited, India (Vision AI Suite of Applications)
  • HSBC Life (International) Limited, Hong Kong (Digital Policy Value Projections)
  • NTUC Income (TRIBE)
Broker of the Year
  • Howden Broking Group
  • Pana Harrison Asia
  • Prudent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd., India
Life Reinsurer of the Year
  • RGA Reinsurance Company
  • SCOR Global Life
  • Swiss Re
Technology Initiative of the Year
  • AXA Hong Kong and Macau
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co, Ltd
  • Generali Indonesia
InsurTech of the Year
  • Cheche Technology Inc.
  • CoverGo
  • ZA Tech
Young Leader of the Year
  • Derek Heng, Marsh PB Co Ltd, Thailand
  • Kenneth Boey, Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd
  • Sythan Prou, Manulife (Cambodia) Plc
Lifetime Achievement Award
*Winner to be revealed during awards presentation
General Insurance Company of the Year
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd., India
  • Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd
  • PT Mandiri AXA General Insurance, Indonesia
Educational Service Provider of the Year
  • The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • The Digital Insurer, Singapore
  • The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII)
Service Provider of the Year
  • Actuaries Institute Australia
  • AIR Worldwide
General Reinsurer of the Year
  • Hannover Re Asia
  • Peak Re
  • Swiss Re
Sustainability Award
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co, Ltd
  • Marsh Asia
  • MSIG Asia
Digital Insurer of the Year
  • Blue Insurance Limited, Hong Kong
  • Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited, India
  • Go Digit General Insurance Limited, India
Corporate Risk Manager of the Year
  • Maria Victoria A. Tan, Ayala Corporation
  • R. Senthil Kumar, Cholamandalam MS Risk Services
  • Yoshihiro Aida, INPEX Corporation
Woman Leader of the Year
  • Melissa Wong, bolttech
  • Wong Sze Keed, AIA Singapore
  • Yvonne Yuchengco, Malayan Insurance Company, Inc

The winners will be unveiled on 15 November 2021 during a virtual awards ceremony. More details will be announced later.

A year of hope and gratitude as the awards celebrate their silver jubilee

What a year 2020 was. Yet the insurance industry stood out despite the travails of the pandemic. There were even many stars born in insurance doing great things for society in helping people cope with the new norm, the health crisis and work-from-home.

So it’s with great excitement and pride that we at Asia Insurance Review carry on this baton to honour the insurance industry. It is indeed a milestone year for us as this is the silver jubilee of the Asia awards - 25 years of saluting excellence since we first launched the awards back in 1996 when we were only five years in the market.

I am especially humbled to be handed the reins this year when we in fact have a double celebration as Asia Insurance Review also celebrates its 30th anniversary. So in the spirit of celebration, let the games begin, as they say!

The awards have earned their place in the industry calendar over the years, thanks to the highly prestigious panel of judges, some of whom have served on the panel for years. Coupled with that, the clearly defined criteria and transparent auditing process have made them the most coveted trophies today.

Asia has shown its mettle in this pandemic as being a region of strength, vigour and grit. So with that fighting spirit, we look forward to seeing a huge influx of entries from strong contenders this year. Make sure you send in your nominations to showcase your achievements and tenacity during these challenging times. These can be sent either as self-nominations or third-party ones. Both carry equal weight.

I would especially like to thank the distinguished panel of 27 judges, all of whom have committed their valuable time to this cause. And also a special thank you to all our sponsors over the last 25 years, without whom we would not have been able to carry this forward. Many of our sponsors have been supporting the awards almost from the very start, so our gratitude to all of you.

Our hope is to host the awards live at the 25th silver jubilee celebrations of the awards in November as we hand out the trophies in conjunction with the 17th SIRC. With the rollout of vaccinations around the world, we hope this is not a pipe dream.

We take this opportunity to wish you all the best and stay safe until we meet again.