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 http://www.asiaadvisersnetwork.com/Awards or
contact Mr Mohamad Hyqel, awards administrator, Asia Insurance Review at email@example.com.