For his continued efforts over many years to improving the image of the industry and its agents; for sharing his knowledge and experience through books and workshops which benefitted agents and other professionals; and for working to address industry issues while maintaining the highest levels of performance.
An executive district director at AIA International, Raymond leads the largest group comprising 25 senior and district directors with 3,500 financial planners. He is a trustee of the New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, honorary life vice president of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation and founder chairman of the World Outstanding Chinese Association. For more than 35 years, he has made significant contributions to human capital development and youth employment.
Having worked with AIA for 43 years, Raymond is familiar with how the industry and its sales agents are sometimes viewed in a negative light. To correct the misconceptions, he wrote a best-selling book ‘Dare to Achieve’ with the aim of sharing his experiences and motivating downline agents as well as to foster society’s respect for the profession.
To develop a highly qualified team and increase the industry’s market recognition, he kept learning and participating in many advanced areas of study, such as psychology, philosophy and human capital management.
After completing a course to improve his writing skills, he proceeded to write ‘The Value Changed’ which became a best-selling book in Hong Kong and China, having sold over 200,000 copies. The book offered real-life references for agents and inspired him to start a human capital development training programme for the industry, where he managed lectures and workshops which have been attended by more than 20,000 people in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Southeast Asia.
In 1997, he wrote another book called ‘368° Win the completed life’ and organised a training programme for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). This personal talent workshop supported by the Hong Kong Government provided leadership training for civil servants, businessmen and entrepreneurs. The book contributed to building social recognition and respect for insurance practitioners and built a positive image for the industry.
Over the decades, Raymond has also played an integral role in managing the abuse of compensation claims and controlling the rapid increase in the cost of medical premiums, while maintaining the highest levels of performance in the group insurance sector.
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Winners crowned at the 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards
Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year 2021- Chan Fun, Nicholas
Rookie Insurance Agency Leader of the Year 2021 - Nguyen Thi Van
Financial Adviser of the Year 2021 - Lee Zi Yi, Michelle
Bank Partner of the Year 2021 - Krungthai Bank
Digital Agent of the Year 2021 - Joyce Chan
Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year 2021 - Anthony Wong
InsurTech of the Year 2021 - Heartzmail
Digital Transformation of the Year 2021 - AIA Singapore
Employee Benefits Provider of the Year 2021 - AIA China
Inspirational Leader of the Year 2021 - Karine Lam
Insurance Agency Leader of the Year 2021- Shih-Fang Huang
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