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 (2022-2024)


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


Mr. Christian Sandric (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)   

Honorary Secretary 

 Mr. Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)

Honorary Treasurer 

Ms. Joanne Huang (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)  


Mr. Hicham Raissi (Allianz Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)


Mr. Khor Kee Eng (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Kaiwan Moradian (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Mack Eng (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Andrew Yeo (Income Insurance Limited)



 Agents' Registration Board


Mr. Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)


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


Mr. Kevin Xiong (Direct Asia Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)


Mr. Adam Tang (EQ Insurance Company Limited)


Mr. Lim Keng Hong (Great Eastern General Insurance Ltd)


Mr. William Chua (HL Assurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Andrew Lam (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


Ms. Sheena Tan (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


Ms. Cecilia Siah (Income Insurance Limited) 


Ms. Amber Au Yong (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)


Ms. Edna Ngo (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)


Ms. Joanne Huang (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)


Standing Committees 


 Insurance Fraud Committee   


Mr. Andrew Yeo (Income Insurance Limited)


Mr. Mohamad Nazri Ahmad (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


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


Mr. Kenneth Yap (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Vincent Ho (HSBC Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Ms. Zuhaidah Binte Samsuri (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Andy Foo (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


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


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


Mr. Norman Bay (Income Insurance Limited)


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


Mr. Srajudeen S/O Syed Sulaiman (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Choo Kwang Meng (Commercial Affairs Department)


Mr. Alan Kit (Commercial Affairs Department)

Marine Committee


Mr. Paul Hackett (Canopius Asia Pte. Ltd.)

Deputy Convenor

Mr. Wang Xing (Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd.)


 Mr. Mark Watts (Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd)


Mr. Nicholas White (Glaven Marine Pte Ltd)


Mr. Ramachandran Radakrishnan (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd) 


Mr. Colin Fordham (Markel International Singapore Pte Ltd)


Mr. Yu Bo (Markel International Singapore Pte Ltd)


Ms. Li Fangyi (Pacific International Lines)


Mr. Leong Kah Wah (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP) 


Ms. Tan Beng Tee (Singapore Maritime Foundation) 


Motor Committee 


Mr. Hicham Raissi (Allianz Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)

Deputy Convenor 

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


Mr. Andy Fong (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


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


Mr. Chia Ka Wei (EQ Insurance Company Limited)


Ms. Clara Li (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Christopher Chionh (HSBC Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Roy Wong (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


Ms. Susan Ting (Income Insurance Limited)


Mr. Alvino Kor (Singapore Life Ltd.)


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


Ms. Valencia Lee (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)


Talent  Committee


Mr. Khor Kee Eng (FWD Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Kaiwan Moradian (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Scott Spaven (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


Ms.Quah Joo Li (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)


Ms.Daphne Soh (Direct Asia Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)


Ms.Celine Rose (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


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


Work Injury Compensation Committee 


Mr. Mack Eng (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Edward Rayfield (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


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


Mr. Ong Wee Kheong (Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance)


Ms. Jasmine Aw (ERGO Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


Mr. Vernon Ong (EQ Insurance Company Limited)


Mr. Kenny Eng (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


Ms. Teresa Tay (MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Ms. Vikki Tan (Income Insurance Limited)


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


Ms. Audrey Lim (Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd.)


Ms. Lee Li Li (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)




Construction & Engineering Workgroup


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


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


Mr. Clarence Ting (AON Singapore)


 Mr. Nicholas Sykes (Clyde & Co.)


Mr. Simon Taylor (AXA XL)


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


Finance & Tax Workgroup 


Mr. Andrew McGrath (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)


Mr. Howard Goh (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.)


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


Mr. K S Sundara Rajan (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr. Jason Tan (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


GIA Representatives Sitting On External Committees

Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) 


Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd) 


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


Ms Shirley Tan (HSBC Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.)


Mr Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


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


Mr Eddie Loke (Income Insurance Limited)

Alternate Councillors 

Ms Jenny Pe (Income Insurance Limited)


East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC)

Executive Board: Mr. Ronak Shah (GIA President)


ASEAN Insurance Council

Member: Mr. Ronak Shah (GIA President)


International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)

Representation: Mr. Paul Hackett (Marine Insurance Committee Convenor)


Singapore College of Insurance (SCI)

Board of Governors: Mr. Ronak Shah (GIA President)

Board of Governors: Mr. Christian Sandric (GIA Vice-President)



GIA Past Presidents




Tan Hoay Gie

1966 – 1967

A.G. Mackenzie


A.D. Moodie


Maurice C. Lee


Tan Hoay Gie


A.T. Shimpi


Chew Loy Kiat

1973 – 1975

A.T. Shimpi

1976 – 1979

Tan Hoay Gie

1978 – 1979

Hwang Soo Jin

1980 – 1981

Koh Bee Chye

1982 – 1983

Teo Kwang Whee

1984 – 1985

Hwang Soo Jin

1986 – 1987

Koh Bee Chye

1988 – 1989

Peter Lee Bong Soo

1990 – 1991

Peter Yap Kim Kee

1992 – 1993

David Chan Mun Wai

1994 – 1995

Loo Sun Mun

1996 – 1997

Albert Koh

1998 – 1999

Seow Nee Chek


Law Song Keng

2001 – 2002

Terence Tan

2003 – 2004

Derek Teo

2005 – 2013

A.K. Cher

2013 – 2018

Karl Hamann

2018 – 2019 (Jun)

A K Cher

2019 (Jun) – 2020 (Mar)

Craig Ellis

2020 (Mar) - 2022 

Ronak Shah

2022 - Present



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

Agents' Registration Board

Texas Hong
Senior Manager, Insurance & Agents’ Registration Board

Vanessa Lim 
Senior Executive, Agents' Registration Board & Membership

Helen Lum 
Administrator, Distribution


Corporate Communications Department

Jessica Li
Manager, Communications and Sustainability

Valerie Leong
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications


Corporate Services Department

Lee Qing
Assistant Manager, Corporate Services and Communications

Bock Wen Yi
Executive, Events and Activations

Rosalind Cher
Customer Service Officer


Insurance Department

Texas Hong
Senior Manager, Insurance & Agents’ Registration Board

Sharon Chen 
Assistant Manager, Insurance

Cynthia Chan 
Senior Executive, Insurance

Iris Ng
Administrator, Insurance


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.