Eleven winners from seven markets crowned at 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards

| 08 May 2018

Eleven winners were honoured at the 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards presentation ceremony dinner held in Manila last evening with the Philippines' insurance commissioner Dennis B Funa as guest of honour.

The awards offer a neutral platform to recognise the best in life insurance agency and advisory across Asia. A truly regional platform, winners emerged from seven markets: Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Leading life insurance companies were also represented with winners coming from AIA, AXA Insurance, Cathay Life Insurance, Great Eastern Life Assurance, Manulife, Philam Life, Prudential Assurance, TATA AIA Life Insurance and Sun Life Financial. 

These deserving winners edged out some 400 contenders from 50 companies in a rigorous and transparent two-stage judging process audited by EY. In the first round, remote judging was conducted to select the finalists. In the second round, judges came together to discuss the finalists face-to-face and to arrive at the winners through a secret ballot.  

Asia Insurance Review editor-in-chief Sivam Subramaniam said, “The crop of entries we received this year was impressive. We salute all entrants for their courage in taking part to tell their story. We urge the winners to celebrate their victories not just for themselves but for the whole industry.”

The awards enjoy the patronage of HSBC Holdings group chairman Mark Tucker. It is organised by Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, with co-organiser LIMRA and strategic partner AIA.

Supporting organisations include: Association of International Life Offices (AILO), The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI), Philippine Life Insurance Association (PLIA), Financial Services Managers’ Association (FSMA) Singapore, Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL), Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong (LUAHK), International Insurance Society (IIS), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Singapore Insurance Institute (SII).

The winners are:


The judging panel of 26 distinguished industry leaders and experts was chaired by AIA Group group executive, chief strategy and corporate development officer Mark Saunders.

The distinguished panel of judges for the Awards comprises:

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

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

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


For more information on the awards, visit: http://www.asiaadvisersnetwork.com/Awards  



Mr Mohamad Hyqel

Awards Administrator