Young Executive of the Year 2020 - Jason Chou

| 17 Sep 2020

Young Executive of the Year - Jason Chou, Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

For his extensive exposure and experience as a young leader in various Asia markets, leading the agency team to remarkable progress in 2019, and a clear objective of building a sustainable agency force that delivers quality business and drives the company's medium-to-long-term success.

As a young leader with some 15 years in the insurance industry, Jason’s extraordinary career is highlighted by his extensive exposure in Asia markets particularly in Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam.

Under his leadership, his agency team achieved remarkable progress across the board in 2019, despite an extremely challenging operating environment and extended civil unrest in the city.

His extraordinary results can be observed in sales, headcount, quality, recruitment and people. His sales premiums via the agency channel grew by 33% year-on-year to over HK$1,200 million, a record high for the company, outperforming the agency market average growth of 5% in Hong Kong. He also achieved a 5% growth in agency headcount, a record-high manpower of over 2,200, with a focus on quality where one in five of Sun Life Hong Kong’s advisers achieved MDRT. At the corporate level, 16% of his staff were promoted while 25% had expanded job responsibilities. At the agency level, 209 advisers and 76 agency managers were promoted in 2019.

Jason has spearheaded several strategic initiatives over the years to build a stronger agency team – the growth engine of the company – that delivers quality business and drives the company’s medium-to-long term success.

Be inspiring and be open, are qualities he upholds and believes in that are crucial to becoming a strong and successful leader. His multifaceted roles include being a member of Club 2028 of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers promoting positive industry image and talent development, a member of the Future Task Force of the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong, and a consultant to “Life Insurance”, a commemorative book published by the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers to document the development of the life insurance and to promote financial literacy in Hong Kong.

Leading with vision, passion and innovation, he believes in the “ripple effect” of teamwork and the importance of a shared ambition. He communicates his priorities clearly and openly with his team and other leaders of the agency force and is determined to remove momentum killers by encouraging his team to speak up, which has resulted in an agile team culture and contribution of creative ideas even by junior staff.

The 5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards was made possible by organisers Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, co-organiser LIMRA, and strategic partner AIA. Winners were selected in an independently-audited judging process. More information on the Awards and winners can be found here.

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Insurance Agency Leader of the Year 2020 - Benny Chow

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14 winners from seven markets crowned at the 5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards