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 (2018-2020)

 

President 

  Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)  

Vice-President 

  Mr Chang Sucheng (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)   

Honorary Secretary 

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

 Honorary Treasurer 

  Mr Kevin Leong (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)  

Members 

  Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited) 

 

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

 

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

 

  Mr Pui Phusangmook (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)

 

Agents' Registration Board

Chairman

Mr Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

Members

Mr Choong Wing King (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

Mr Jason Cheung (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Mr Lim Keng Hong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

 

Mr Kenneth Lim (HL Assurance Pte. Ltd)

 

Mr Bill O'Connell (NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited)

 

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)

Deputy Convenor

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

Members

  Mr Simon Stonehouse (Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd)

 

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

 

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

 

  Dr Ho Woon Yang (Raffles Health Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

  Mr Sam Ladbury (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)

Marine Committee

Convenor 

  Mr Simon Stonehouse (Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd)

Members

  Mr Sundeep Khera (AXA XL)

 

  Mr Paul Hackett (Canopius Asia Pte. Ltd.)

 

  Mr Nick White (Lonson Offshore Consultants)

 

  Mr Galvin Hu (MS First Capital Insurance Limited) 

 

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

 

  Mr Mohan Subbaraman (Resource Law LLC) 

 

  Mr Kenneth Chia (Singapore Maritime Foundation)

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)

Vice-Chairman

  Dr Ho Woon Yang (Raffles Health Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

Members

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

 

  Ms Jolene Chua (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Juliet Khew (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 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 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 Mohamad Nazri Ahmad (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

  Mr Vincent Ho (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Jon Tay (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Andy Foo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Miguel Piombo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Jason Sim (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)

 

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

 

  Mr Dominick Ho (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

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

CAD

  Mr Eugene Lim

CAD

  Mr Choo Kwang Meng

Centralised Investigation Workgroup 

Chairman 

  Mr David Picking (Direct Asia Singapore Pte Ltd)

Members 

  Mr Justin Wong (Auto & General (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Limited

 

  Mr Jeremy Koh (Aviva Ltd)

 

  Ms Jean Ong (Chubb Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

  Ms Chai Ee Laine (Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Lionel Tan (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd.)

 

  Mr Foo Fook Khang (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

 

  Ms Zuhaidah Samsuri (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Andy Foo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Marcus Ho (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Jason Sim (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Looi Pek Hong (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

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

 

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

 

  Mr Shawn Ngo (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

  Mr Dominick Ho (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

Market Development Committee 

Convenor

  Mr Chang Sucheng (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

Co-Convenor 

 Mr Karl-Heinz Jung (ERGO Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

Members

 Mr Om Bhatia (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd) 

 

 Ms Yvonne Chia (Cigna Europe Insurance Company S.A.-N.V. Singapore Branch) 

 

 Mr Jeffrey Chew (ECICS Limited) 

 

 Mr Kenneth Boey (Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

 Mr David Broom (FWD Singapore Pte Ltd) 

 

 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 Melwyn Teo (Monetory Authority of Singapore) 

 

Motor Committee 

Convenor

   Mr Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

Deputy Convenor

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

Members

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

 

  Ms Lily Chua (Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd (Singapore Branch))

 

  Ms Khor Saw Theng (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Alvino Kor (Aviva Ltd)

 

  Ms Jelly Chua (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

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

 

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

 

  Mr Alvin Tan (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)

 

Talent and Communications  Committee

Convenor 

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

Education and Talent Development Workgroup 

Chairman 

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

Deputy Chairman

  Mr Michael Garrison (Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd (Singapore Branch))

Members

  Ms Tessi Chan (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE Singapore Branch)

 

  Ms Hayley Yap (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Lydia Wee (Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore)

 

  Mr Pavlos Spyropoulos (Lloyd’s of London (Asia) Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Karine Kam (Singapore College of Insurance)

Public Relations Workgroup 

Chairman 

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

Members 

  Ms Clare Anthuvan (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Diane Yap (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Christine Kam (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

 

  Ms Tan Reayun (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Committee

Convenor

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

Members

  Ms Jennine Ang (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

  Mr Storm Schroder (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

 

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

 

  Mr Norman Ngai (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance)

 

  Mr Clarence Lim (ERGO Insurance Pte. Ltd.)

 

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

 

  Ms Rachel Pu (QBE 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

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

 

  Ms Kathy Wong (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 A K Cher (GIA President)

ASEAN Insurance Council

Member                      Mr A K Cher (GIA President)

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)

Representation            Mr Simon Stonehouse (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
Manager, Agents’ Registration Board & Membership

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

Shirin Chua 
Talent Development and Events Executive 

Cynthia Chan
Executive, Technical

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.