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)

                         

Standing Committees 

 

Insurance Committee 

Convenor 

Mr Kevin Leong (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

Deputy Convenor

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

Marine Committee

Construction & Engineering Workgroup 

Medical Insurance Workgroup

Political Risk & Trade Credit Workgroup 

 

Insurance Fraud Committee   

Convenor 

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

 

Market Development Committee 

Convenor

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

 

Motor Committee 

Convenor

Ms Defne Turkes (Liberty Insurance Pte 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)

Public Relations Workgroup 

Chairman 

Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Committee

Convenor

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

                     

Workgroup

 Finance & Tax Workgroup 

 

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 Simon Stonehouse (Marine Insurance Committee Convenor)

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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 

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.