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)


  Mr Karl Hamann (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd) 


   AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd 


  Mr Leo Costes (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)  


  Mr Jimmy Tong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited) 


  Mr Chang Sucheng (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)  


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


  NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited


  Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd 


  Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)


Agents' Registration Board


Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd) 


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


Mr Patrick Peck (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)


Mr Kelvin 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 

Education & Talent Development Committee

 Deputy Convenor

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


  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)


Insurance Fraud Committee


  Mr Chang Sucheng (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)


  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)


  Mr Shawn Ngo ( Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd)


  Mr Eugene Lim


  Mr Jeffrey Ng


Marine Insurance Committee 


  Mr Simon Stonehouse (Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd)


  Mr Pierre Chevalier (Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE)


  Mr Sundeep Khera (AXA XL)


  Mr David Lim (Brit Global Specialty Singapore Pte Ltd)


  Mr Paul Hackett (Canopius Asia Pte. Ltd.)


  Mr Richard Kuek (Gurbani & Co LLC)


  Mr Kenneth Chia (Singapore Maritime Foundation)


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


Motor Committee

Deputy Convenor

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


  Ms Annie Chong (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)




Property & Casualty Committee


  Mr Leo Costes (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)


  Mr Alan W. James (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)


  Mr Sam Ladbury (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)


  Mr Lim Keng Hong (Great Eastern General Insurance Limited)


  Mr Kenneth Lim (HL Assurance Pte Ltd)


  Mr Tham Kok Hao (QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd)


  Mr Ronak Shah (Professional Liability Underwriting Society Asia)


Public Relations Committee


  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


  Mr A K Cher (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)


  Ms Jennine Ang (AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd)


  Ms Lisa Marbon (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)


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


  Mr Norman Ngai (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance)


  Mr Nick Wong (EQ Insurance Company Limited)


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


  Ms Lee Li Li (Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd)


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



Construction & Engineering Workgroup 


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


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


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


  Mr Tony Chapman (Charles Taylor Adjusting) 


  Mr Dean West (AXA XL)


Finance & Tax Workgroup 


  Mr Jason Tan (Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd)

Deputy Chairman

  Mr Adrian Chua (Sompo Insurance Pte Ltd)


  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 Vivian Tjong (Cigna Europe Insurance Co S.A. - N.V., Singapore Branch) 


  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) 


Medical Insurance Workgroup 


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


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


  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 


  Mr Sam Ladbury (Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited)


  Mr Edmund Arghand (Zurich Insurance Company Limited) 


  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) 


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 (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)


  Mr Mekavathanan Sarangapani (India International Insurance Pte Ltd)


  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 Saw Kin (Land Transport Authority)


East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC)

Executive Board         Mr Karl Hamann (GIA President)

ASEAN Insurance Council

Member                      Mr Karl Hamann (GIA President)

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)

Representation            Mr Michael Gourlay (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

Cynthia Chan
Executive, Technical

Helen Lum
Administrator, Distribution

Tan Yan Lin
Executive, Finance/Admin

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.