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Benjamin Ang, ChFC

Benjamin has close to 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held various portfolios including sales, recruitment and training.

An experienced journalist and editor, he was Deputy Editor and Head of Digital at Asia Insurance Review, the premier insurance trade publication in the region read by insurance and reinsurance CEOs. He regularly meets and gains insights from insurance regulators, heads of associations, and regional and global CEOs of insurance and reinsurance companies on the developments and trends of the industry.

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Serving the industry

Always ready to serve the insurance industry when called upon, he has spoken at various conference including the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC) in Taipei which was attended by 1,500 delegates and attended EAIC Board Meetings. EAIC, which was founded in 1962, aims to develop international collaboration in the field of insurance. 

He has also served on the judging panel of industry awards including the Young ASEAN Manager Award, organised by the ASEAN Insurance Council, an annual award that recognises young ASEAN leaders who have demonstrated excellent achievements, dedication and commitment in contributing towards the development and growth of the insurance industry; and the Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards, a regional awards recognising the best in life insurance agency.  

He continues to take an interest in making financial planning easy to understand to the public and speaking at events and seminars which can help improve the image and performance of the insurance industry.  

Industry leaders interviewed

Some of the insurance industry leaders Benjamin has interviewed include the following, and their designations at the time of interview:

Regulators and Association Heads
Ms Annie Choi, Commissioner of Insurance, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Hong Kong;
U Aye Min Thein, Managing Director of Myanma Insurance, and Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Body of Myanmar;
Dr Huang Tien-Mu, Director General of the Insurance Bureau, Financial Supervisory Commission, Taiwan;
Mr Phung Ngoc Khanh, Deputy Director General, Insurance Supervisory Authority, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam;
Mr Chhay Rattanak, Chairman, Insurance Association of Cambodia; and
Mr Moon Jae-Woo, Chairman and CEO of General Insurance Association of Korea (GIAK).

Global
Dr Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman, Board of Management, Munich Re;
Dr Richard Ward, CEO, Lloyd's;
Mr Ulrich Wallin, CEO, Hannover Re;
Mr Stephen Catlin, Chief Executive of Catlin Group Ltd; and
Mr Denis Kessler, Chairman and CEO of SCOR.

China
Mr Li Peiyu, Chairman, China Reinsurance (Group);
Mr Yang Chao, Chairman, China Life Insurance;
Mr Steven Chang, CEO of Munich Re China; 
Mr Eric Gao, Lloyd’s China Chairman and CEO; and
Mr Qin Lu, General Manager of Beijing Branch, and Head of China P&C Client Markets, Swiss Re.

Regional
Mr Richard A Vargo, Managing Director of Bancassurance at DBS Bank Ltd
Mr Chris Wei, Group CEO of Great Eastern Holdings;
Mr Leslie Mouat, Chairman and Head of Distribution, AIG APAC Holdings; and
Mr Ng Keng Hooi, Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group Ltd (AIA).

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