Established in 1966, the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) constantly works to make all aspects of general insurance easier and more effective for consumers, agents and insurers based in Singapore.

As a Trade Association, we are actively involved in the business community representing the interests of our member companies. We assist in identifying emerging trends and responds to issues affecting the General Insurance industry. We seek to promote the overall growth and development of the Singapore General Insurance sector.

We are constantly improving our processes to adapt in the ever-changing business landscape, to ensure that our mission and structure continue to meet the business needs of our member companies.

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Mission & Vision


The GIA Constitution empowers the Management Committee to embark on activities that promote and advance the common interests of members and the general insurance industry through:

  • Fostering public confidence in, and respect for, the insurance industry
  • Representing members' interests to Government, trade organisations, similar associations and bodies in other industries
  • Establishing a sound insurance structure and promotion of greater efficiency within the industry
  • Promoting education and training in all aspects of insurance
  • Being a good corporate citizen

Management Committee


GIA's Management Committee is responsible for charting the way forward for the association. The Committee determines the policies, initiatives and activities to adopt, in the interest of consumers and GIA members. The Management Committee gives the GIA the direction it needs to develop the Singapore insurance industry.

Members of the Management Committee (2020-2022)

 

President 

Mr Craig Ellis (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)  

Vice-President 

Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)   

Honorary Secretary 

Mr Ronak Shah (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Honorary Treasurer 

Ms Joanne Huang (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)  

Members 

Mr Kevin Leong (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited) 

 

Ms Defne Turkes (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Andrew Yeo (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Pui Phusangmook (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)

 

Agents' Registration Board

Chairman

Mr Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

Members

Ms Pamela Yeo (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Adeline Liew (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Jeslyn Tan (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)

 

Mr Adam Tang (EQ Insurance Company Limited)

 

Mr Simon Tan (ERGO Insurance Pte. Ltd)

 

Mr Lim Keng Hong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

 

Mr Kelvin Lim (HL Assurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Sundara Rajan (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Cecilia Siah (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Ms Sheena Tan (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Koh Yen Yen (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd.)

 

Ms Joanne Huang (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

                         

Standing Committees 

 

Insurance Committee 

Convenor 

Mr Kevin Leong (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

Members

Ms April Chang (Cigna Europe Insurance Co S.A. - N.V., Singapore Branch)

 

Mr Sam Ladbury (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)

 

Mr Brendan Dunlea (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Rama Chandran (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Marine Committee

Convenor 

Mr Rama Chandran (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Members

Mr Sundeep Khera (AXA XL)

 

Mr Paul Hackett (Canopius Asia Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Babu Paul (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Nick White (London Offshore Consultants)

 

Mr Colin Fordham (Markel International)

 

Mr Soon Gud Voon (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Kenneth Chia (Singapore Maritime Foundation)

 

Mr Wang Xing (Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd)

Construction & Engineering Workgroup 

Chairman

Mr Brendan Dunlea (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Members 

Mr Teo Cher How (Allianz Global Corporate Specialty SE Singapore) 

 

Mr Dean West (AXA XL)

 

Mr Tony Chapman (Charles Taylor Adjusting)

 

Ms Wong Yoon Chien (Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Joe Wee  (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Singapore Branch))

Medical Insurance Workgroup

Chairman

Ms April Chang (Cigna Europe Insurance Co S.A. - N.V., Singapore Branch)

Members

Dr Julien Tardivat (Aetna Insurance Company Limited (Singapore Branch))

 

Ms Jolene Chua (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Jim Heng (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Eric Tan (China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

Ms Julie Lim (Cigna Europe Insurance Co S.A. - N.V., Singapore Branch))

 

Ms Roslin Lim (EQ Insurance Company Limited)

 

Mr Lim Tien Yung (FWD Singapore Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Saibal Bhattacharya (FWD Singapore Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Colin Chu (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Daren Ng (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

Ms Susan Ong (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Ronnie Tan (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Lisa Leow (Starr International Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Christine Wee (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Singapore Branch))

Political Risk & Trade Credit Workgroup 

Chairman 

Mr Sam Ladbury (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)

Vice-Chairman

Mr Edmund Arghand (Zurich Insurance Company Limited)

Members

Mr Martin Phelan (Aspen Insurance UK Limited, Singapore Branch)

 

Mr Alex Holcroft (Aspen Insurance UK Limited, Singapore Branch)

 

Mr Mark Houghton (AXA XL)

 

Mr Barry Robinson (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Jamie Taylor (Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Edmund Lee (Tokio Marine Klin)

 

Mr Tim Warren (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd)

 

Insurance Fraud Committee   

Convenor 

Mr Andrew Yeo (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 Members

Mr Dominic (Aviva Ltd)

 

Mr Jon Tay (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Vincent Ho (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr David Picking (Direct Asia Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Patrick Tan (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Quek Theng Theng (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Zuhaidah Binte Samsuri (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Andy Foo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Miguel Piombo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Shawn Ngo (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Norman Bay (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Jayadas Kandiah (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Dominick Ho (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

CAD

Mr Eugene Lim

CAD

Mr Choo Kwang Meng

 

Market Development Committee 

Convenor

Mr Ronak Shah (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Members

Mr Om Ashok Bhatia (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

Mr Bruno Pinson (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Kevin Bruvry (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Jeffrey Chew (ECICS Limited)

 

Mr Justin Yiu (Liberty Mutual)

 

Ms Susan Ong (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited) 

 

Mr Goh Shun Quan (QBE Singapore (Singapore) Pte Ltd) 

 

Ms Christine Wee (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd)

 

Mr Oliver Vale (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd) 

Observer 

Mr Kenneth Koh (Monetary Authority of Singapore) 

 

Motor Committee 

Convenor

Ms Defne Turkes (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

Deputy Convenor

Mr Sam Tan (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

Members

Mr Manik Bucha (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Elvin Chew (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Alvino Kor (Aviva Ltd)

 

Mr Sherman Seow (Direct Asia Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Lim Wen Hwei (Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Belliana Lim (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd)

 

Mr Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Jelly Chua (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Jenny Pe (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Leonard Ang (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Ms Valencia Lee (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

Talent and Communications Committee

Convenor 

Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

Education and Talent Development Workgroup 

Chairman 

Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

Members

Ms Jessica Xu (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE Singapore Branch)

 

Mr Tan Yan Wei (Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore)

 

Ms Sharon Teo (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd)

 

Mr Kelly Ho (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Mr Simon Johnson (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Public Relations Workgroup 

Chairman 

Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

Members 

Ms Wendy Koh (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (Singapore Branch))

 

Ms Carole Chow (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Shannen Fong (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Ms Althea Tan (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Committee

Convenor

Mr Pui Phusangmook (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd.)

Members

Mr Edward Rayfield (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Christopher Ang (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Ng Kok Hee (Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd (Singapore Branch))

 

Mr Ong Wee Kheong (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance)

 

Ms Brenda Cheong (EQ Insurance Company Limited)

 

Mr Clarence Lim (ERGO Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Ryan Tan (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Soon Gud Voon (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Ms Rachel Pu (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Warren Tan (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd)

 

Ms Lee Li Li (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

                     

Workgroup

 Finance & Tax Workgroup 

Chairman

Mr Jason Tan (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

Deputy Chairman

Mr Adrian Chua (Cigna Europe Insurance Co S.A. - N.V., Singapore Branch)

Members

Mr Howard Goh (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

Ms Kathy Wong (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

Ms Ng Hwee Kwan (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

Mr Gino De Guzman (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

Ms Choo Mei Mei (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Tan Cheng Khiang (Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.) 

 

Ms Vanessa Teo (Great American Insurance Company, Singapore Branch) 

 

Ms Clara Low (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Ms Tan Cheok Sin (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd) 

 

Mr Matthew McBride (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Singapore Branch))

 

Mr Philip Lam (Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Singapore Branch))

 

GIA Representatives Sitting On External Committees

Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) 

Chairperson 

Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd) 

Councillors 

Mr Jegaprakash Yogarajah (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

Ms Shirley Tan (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Alvin Chia (Land Transport Authority)

 

Mr Sam Tan (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Eddie Loke (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

Alternate Councillors 

Ms Jenny Pe (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

Ms Alanna Frances Lean (Land Transport Authority)

                      

East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC)

Executive Board         Mr Craig Ellis (GIA President)

ASEAN Insurance Council

Member                      Mr Craig Ellis (GIA President)

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)

Representation            Mr Rama Chandran (Marine Insurance Committee Convenor)

 

GIA Secretariat


The GIA Secretariat is charged with all operations at the GIA.

The secretariat supports the Management Committee and the GIA members with the implementation of all GIA activities.

Ho Kai Weng
Chief Executive

Jimmy Tan
Technical Director

Melvin Fun
Head, Finance

Texas Hong
Senior Manager, Technical & Agents’ Registration Board

Jessica Li
Manager, Corporate Communications

Xu Li An 
Assistant Manager, Agents' Registration Board & Membership 

Sharon Chen
Assistant Manager, Technical

Winston Lim 
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications

Iris Ng
Senior Executive, Technical

Cynthia Chan 
Senior Executive, Technical

Shirin Chua 
Talent Development and Events Executive 

Vanessa Lim 
Executive, Agents' Registration Board & Membership

Helen Lum 
Administrator, Distribution

Rosalind Cher
Customer Service Officer

 

The 4 Core Values of GIA Secretariat:

  • Group Effort: To execute strategies by the committees in Group Effort
  • Industry Driven: To be Industry Driven in our approach  
  • Accountable: To be Accountable to members
  • Sense of Urgency: To have a Sense of Urgency in dealing with all issues facing the members

 

About the GIA Logo


The new GIA corporate mark was designed to perfectly balance two sets of needs which are equally vital and yet seemingly at odds with each other. Firstly, the mark has to reflect the strengths that come the association’s rich organisational history. These include qualities such as Credibility, Respectability, Sophistication, Elegance and International appeal.

To forge ahead with the times, the logo also embraces the future, seeking to be Personable, Dynamic, Bold, Versatile and Contemporary.

To achieve these goals, the new logo carefully blends elements of the old and the new into a coherent and dynamic design.