5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards 2020

5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the 62 finalists who emerged from 11 markets across the Asian region.

Table of finalists

Insurance Agent of the Year
  • Dato Irene Gan - Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Berhad, Malaysia
  • Divya Tusnial - TATA AIA Life, India
  • Nattanan Songpeansub - AIA Thailand
  • Ody Chu - AIA Hong Kong
  • Tsai Wei-Man - Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan 
Financial Adviser of the Year
  • James Yeow - Finexis Advisory, Singapore   
  • Nguyen Thi Kim Uyen - Manulife Vietnam
  • Prashanthi Velayudan - Union Assurance, Sri Lanka
  • Tran Thi Hoa - Manulife Vietnam
  • Wilfred Wong - AIA Financial Advisers, Singapore
Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year
  • Elaine Chow - AIA Hong Kong
  • Joyce Chan - Prudential Assurance Co. Singapore
  • Keo Sochenda - AIA Cambodia
  • Yeung King Hung - AIA Hong Kong
  • Yu Zheng - AIA Hong Kong
Insurance Agency Leader of the Year
  • Benny Chow - AIA Hong Kong
  • Dang Van Luc - Manulife Vietnam
  • Dato Eric Toh - Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Berhad, Malaysia
  • Zhao Na - Allianz Life China
  • Zhao Yujie - Prudential Hong Kong
Rookie Insurance Agency Leader of the Year
  • Kanpitcha Chatcharroenporn - Muang Thai Life
  • Lahiru Maduranga - Softlogic Insurance Sri Lanka
  • Le Trang Nhung - Manulife Vietnam
  • Liu Shiu-Min - Cathay Life Insurance Taiwan
  • Soung Sovannara - AIA Cambodia
Digital Agent / Agency Leader of the Year
  • Kwanchanok Sikiwat - Allianz Ayudhya Thailand
  • Mongkol Lusamlit - AIA Thailand
  • Shaun Acasio - AIA Singapore
  • Tay Kah Lok - Finexis Advisory Singapore
  • Wave Chow Wing Kai - AIA Hong Kong
Inspirational Agent / Agency Leader of the Year
  • Divya Tusnial - TATA AIA Life, India
  • Lien Ting-Wei - Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • Wong Ching Lih – AIA Bhd, Malaysia
  • Woo Pih Wah – AIA Bhd, Malaysia
  • Zhao Yi Jing - Allianz Life China
Lifetime Achievement
  • Lachman B. Balani - Sun Life Hong Kong
  • Liem Lie Sia - Allianz Life Indonesia
  • Teresa So - AIA Hong Kong
Bank Partner of the Year
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Nations Trust Bank, Sri Lanka
  • Saigon Commercial Bank, Vietnam
InsurTech of the Year
  • 360F
  • getArrange .com
  • Symbo
Digital Transformation of the Year
  • AIA Bhd, Malaysia
  • Allianz Life Indonesia
  • Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • Manulife Vietnam
  • Taiwan Life Insurance 
Young Executive of the Year
  • Hsieh Chia-Hsuan - Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • Jason Chou - Sun Life Hong Kong
  • Raymond Sim - Tokio Marine Life Singapore
Insurance Company of the Year
  • AIA Singapore
  • AIA Thailand
  • Fubon Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • Muang Thai Life Assurance, Thailand
  • Sun Life Hong Kong

The Search for Stars

This is the 5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards. Over the past editions, we have been enlightened by the rich and dynamic role that agents and advisers play in being the face of life insurance to the buying public. What is most heartening is that to many of these agents and advisers, it is so much more than just a job. Many of them do a great deal of social work and charity beyond the call of their duty. This is what we really want to salute. They are still very much the unsung heroes of the industry.

The second group of people we want to salute is the insurance executive and managers from insurance companies who do so much behind the scenes to help these agents excel. What they do in caring and nurturing the agents and advisers is truly remarkable, too.

So, for now, we are all set to spot the stars of the industry for 2020 in a world which is still very high-touch despite being so high-tech. We are looking for those stars who help to spread trust in the insurance industry in their everyday chores and routine.

The last four years, we have saluted some 45 winners from 21 companies and 11 markets, and we can see what rich pageantry this is. We have also through AAN – Asia Advisers Network – reached out to professionals like you online with over 16,000 followers on Facebook alone.

With co-organiser LIMRA and Founding Patron, Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC, and a distinguished panel of judges drawn from the various leading insurance companies, associations, and training institutes, we are very proud to launch this 5th ATLAA. It stands out as a truly professional Awards given its defined criteria and transparent judging process that is independently audited by EY.

We remain committed to the search for excellence as our CSR for the industry which we so love and honour. We see the professionalism in the industry only rising. So all is good as they say.

Keep the entries coming. Remember there is no fee to enter the awards and self-nominations are most welcome. All it takes is believing in yourself and standing tall to be counted for the industry. We want to see the best win, always.

Dare yourself to shine.

  • Mr Sivam Subramaniam
    Asia Insurance Review
  • Mr Benjamin Ang
    Asia Advisers Network

There has never been a greater need for financial advice

LIMRA is honoured to co-organise the 5th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards 2020, which recognises accomplished agents and advisers, and their commitment to serving their customers. The world continues to change at an incredibly fast pace, and our industry must keep up with this pace to remain relevant to our customers.

Agents have to continuously evolve and think of new and unique ways to engage their customers.

With Asia’s rapidly ageing population and widening retirement savings gap, there has never been a greater need for financial advice. Understanding the best approaches to connect, communicate, and educate customers is critical to success.

LIMRA is a research-led organisation, offering actionable, credible insight into insurance and retirement trends. We focus on research and training programs that help you and your companies develop successful strategies to address industry challenges, fulfilling our common mission to protect families’ financial security throughout their lives.

It is important to recognise the people that are working with customers every day to achieve financial security. I encourage you to nominate an agent or adviser who represents the best and brightest of our industry.

  • David Levenson
    President & CEO,
    LIMRA, LOMA & LL Global, Inc.

Continuing to go from strength to strength

As Founding Patron of the Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards, I am delighted to see the Awards continue to go from strength to strength.

The long term success of the life insurance business depends on marrying the best customer service with the best new technologies. These awards demonstrate how agents and advisers are already doing so to great effect, and show why they are so critical to the future of the industry.

For many customers, agents and advisers are the human face of life insurance, with the ability to build trusted relationships with customers, understand their needs and recommend the right products and services to meet them.

As life insurance becomes increasingly linked to wellbeing, they play a significant role in helping people to live healthier lives.

In addition, by embracing digital technologies, advisers and agents can increase coverage, offer new products and services and help to close the protection gap.

The accelerating pace of change creates an opportunity to innovate, invest and partner with others, to make insurance more accessible and engage with a wider range of consumers, especially younger people. Agents and advisers have a key role to play in making the most of that opportunity.

I would like to thank Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network for helping us to celebrate the best of agency and advisory, and the enormously valuable contribution that they make to the industry and to the communities in which we work and live.

  • Mr Mark Tucker
    Group Chairman,
    HSBC Holdings
Supporting Organisations