Final round of judging for 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards completed

| 12 Apr 2018

The final round of judging for the 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards took place in Singapore yesterday morning. Judges gathered to deliberate and decide by secret ballot which of the finalists would emerge as winners.

In the first round of remote judging some 40 finalists from 11 markets were shortlisted out of 400 nominations from 50 companies.

The Awards, organised by Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, co-organised by LIMRA, and with AIA as Strategic Partner, is a neutral platform to recognise the best in life insurance agency and advisory across the region. Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings, is Patron of the Awards.

The results will be kept secret and winners will only be announced at a gala awards dinner celebration on 7 May 2018 in Manila, held in conjunction with the 29th East Asian Insurance Congress, with Mr Dennis B Funa, Insurance Commissioner of the Philippines, as the guest of honour.

The transparent and independently-audited judging process has a distinguished judging panel comprising industry leaders and experts on the judging panel, and EY as auditor.

The distinguished panel of judges for the Awards comprises:

Honorary Adviser, Mr Reynaldo de Dios, Publisher-Editor, Insurance Philippines Magazine

Chairman, Mr Mark Saunders, Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, AIA Group

Mr Andy Khoo, Managing Director, The Centre for International Assessment and Development, LIMRA

Mr Ariel G Cantos, President (2017), Philippine Life Insurance Association, and CEO, Philam Life

Mr Bernard Lim, President (2017), Financial Services Managers Association, Singapore, and Financial Services Director, Prudential Singapore

Mr Bharat Kannan, Chief Distribution Officer, MetLife Asia

Mr Bosco Lau, Regional Managing Director, LIMRA and LOMA

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

Mr Davey Lee, Vice President, Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong

Mr David Grant, Regional Chief Agency Officer, Manulife Asia

Mr David Piesse, Asia Pacific Ambassador, International Insurance Society, and Advisory Board Member, Guardtime

Mr Deepthi Lokuarachchi, President, Insurance Association of Sri Lanka, and CEO, HNB Assurance

Ms Esther C Tan, Senior Adviser to the Board, Mercantile Insurance Corp

Mr Handojo Kusuma, Regional Chief Agency Officer, Asia Pacific, Allianz, and Deputy CEO, Allianz Life Indonesia

Ms Helen Roberts, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Chartered Insurance Institute

Ms Jeanette Lim, President, Singapore Insurance Institute, and Regional Head, Agency Development & Incentives, Chubb Asia Pacific

Mr Jensen Siaw, Performance Breakthrough Coach, Jensen Siaw International

Dr Khoo Kah Siang, Executive Champion of the Year - 2017, and CEO, Manulife Singapore

Mr Randy Lianggara, Regional CEO for China, Indonesia & Vietnam, Aviva Asia

Ms Rizalina G Mantaring, CEO, Sun Life Financial Philippines

Mr Robert Pain, Chairman, Association of International Life Offices

Mr Robert Pang, Chairman, Insurance Agents Registration Board, The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

Mr Sara Lamsam, CEO, Muang Thai Life Assurance

Mr Richard Vargo, Managing Director, Bancassurance, DBS Bank

Mr Paul McNamara, Editor, Asia Insurance Review

Mr Benjamin Ang, Editor, Asia Advisers Network

Supporting organisations include Association of International Life Offices, Chartered Insurance Institute, The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, Philippine Life Insurance Association, Financial Services Managers Association Singapore, Insurance Association of Sri Lanka, Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong, International Insurance Society, LOMA and Singapore Insurance Institute.

For more information on the awards, please visit or

contact Mr Mohamad Hyqel, awards administrator, Asia Insurance Review at