13 winners from six markets crowned at 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards
Thirteen winners from six markets were honoured at the 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards presentation ceremony dinner held in Bangkok on 18 July 2019. The deserving winners edged out some 400 nominations from 15 markets.
Winners emerged from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and came from leading insurance companies including AIA, AXA, Cathay Life, Sun Life, and Muang Thai Life.
The awards offer a neutral regional platform to recognise the best in life insurance agency and advisory across Asia. The esteemed judging panel was made up of 29 CEOs, senior executives, heads of associations and industry experts, and the rigorous and transparent two-stage judging process was audited by EY.
In the first stage, remote judging was conducted to select the finalists. In the second stage, judges gathered in Singapore to deliberate face-to-face and to arrive at the winners through a secret ballot.
AIA Singapore had a night to remember as it became the first repeat Insurance Company of the Year winner, adding to its crown in 2017. And Dr Mary Chen Ming Li, added the Lifetime Achievement Award to her Inspirational Agent/Leader of the Year win in 2016.
This year saw the introduction of two new categories: Young Executive of the Year and InsurTech of the Year. The inaugural winners of these two categories were Ms Sabrina Ong, AIA Financial Indonesia, and GoalsMapper, respectively.
Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings, Patron of the Awards said, “I am pleased to see that the Awards have again matched the changing reality of the industry, with new categories for InsurTech of the Year and Young Executive of the Year. It will be our young colleagues who use technology to carry our industry into the future, and this will continue to be on the basis of great people forming trusted relationships.”
Mr Sivam Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief, Asia Insurance Review said, “It is truly heartening to see how, despite disruptions and threat of disintermediation, trusted life agents and advisers are even more entrenched in the insurance value chain. The baton is now passed to the next batch of winners to carry the torch even higher.”