Our Shareholders

We are backed by industry-recognised leaders, bringing the best of technology-led business success in support of Singlife’s long-term strategy

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IPGL (Holdings) Limited

IPGL is a private holding company which focuses on partnering with experienced management teams to build fast growing businesses.

Over the past 20 years the group has had considerable success in building a range of financial services in the broking, fund management and insurance industries.

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Sumitomo Life

Sumitomo Life, operating since 1907, is one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan and provides a wide range of insurance products to 7 million individual customers.

Sumitomo Life has a US-based insurance subsidiary called Symetra, and has also expanded its operations overseas through strategic investments in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Aflac Inc.

Aflac is principally involved in supplementary health & life insurance in the US and Japan. Aflac’s policies cover more than 50 million people worldwide and it provides voluntary insurance products to over 448,000 small businesses in the US. Aflac is the leading provider of medical & cancer insurance in Japan.

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Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen provides asset management services through a global network of offices. It manages assets for both institutions and private investors, with US$736 billion of assets under management as of 30 June 2018.

Aberdeen merged with Standard Life in 2017 to create one of the largest active fund managers in Europe.

Board of Directors

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Ray Ferguson

Chairman

Ray is currently the Chairman of the Board of Aviva Singlife.

Formerly, Ray was with Standard Chartered Bank for more than 28 years. He served as CEO Singapore from 2009 until 2014, and Regional CEO (Southeast Asia) from 2007 to 2012. Other roles with Standard Chartered include CEO Americas, CEO UAE, CEO Indonesia, and CEO Taiwan.

Ray was awarded Distinguished Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore, and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

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Walter de Oude

Deputy Chairman

Walter is currently the Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Aviva Singlife. He has been active in the financial services sector since moving to Singapore in 2000.

Prior to establishing Singlife in 2014, Walter was CEO at HSBC Insurance Singapore from 2010 to 2014. He previously served as the company’s deputy CEO and chief actuary.

He was also a board member of HSBC Asset Management Singapore.

Pearlyn Phau

Group CEO

Pearlyn is currently the Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Singlife.

A veteran in the financial services industry, Pearlyn has held various senior leadership roles within DBS Group, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Group Head of Consumer Products, Marketing and Ecosystem Partnerships at DBS group with an exceptional track record of executing key strategies and business transformation initiatives across regional retail and wealth franchises, including being a key driver of emerging digital banking strategies and DBS’ principal bancassurance partnerships.

She has deep knowledge across a wide spectrum of financial products and services and is a strong leader with a digital mindset and a demonstrable track record in transformation strategies and operational execution.

Dominic Picone

TPG Board Rep, Non-Executive Director

Dominic is a Partner and Managing Director at TPG, based in Singapore. He has lived and worked in Asia since joining the firm in 2005.

His involvement with current and past TPG portfolio companies includes Apollo Towers, Myanmar Distillery Company, PropertyGuru, 8990 (Deca Homes), BFI Finance, Masan Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels, Bank BTPN and CIMB.

Prior to TPG, Dominic worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston in Melbourne.

Dominic holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Chetan Singh

Aviva Board Rep, Non-Executive Director

Chetan is the Chief Strategy and M&A Officer of Aviva plc, responsible for overseeing all M&A activity across the company and the development of Group Strategy. He is part of the Executive Committee.

Before joining Aviva in 2016, Chetan was at J.P. Morgan in Asia for six years. In his last role, he was Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia and India Financial Institutions Group within the global investment bank based in Singapore.

Prior to that, Chetan spent more than 10 years at Citigroup based in London covering European financial institutions within the corporate and investment bank.

Kenji Yoneda

Sumitomo Life Board Rep, Non-Executive Director

Kenji has extensive experience in life insurance. He is a qualified lawyer in New York and served as Chief Representative of Sumitomo Life’s UK and Vietnam office.

He currently serves as General Manager of Sumitomo Life’s International Business Department and Director of Bao Viet Holdings.

David Gelber

IPGL Board Rep, Non-Executive Director

David is a non-executive director of IPGL, previously the largest shareholder in Singapore Life. He serves on the boards of several IPGL portfolio companies covering a wide range of sectors. He recently stepped down as chairman of Walker Crips PLC but remains a member of their board.

After a 20 year career in banking with Citibank, Chemical Bank and HSBC in senior trading roles he joined ICAP PLC in 1994 and served as COO until 2007.

He has previously served on several public boards and is currently a NED AA4+ PLC an aircraft leasing company

He is a founding partner of Castellain Capital LLP a fund management company.

Maya Hari

Independent Non-Executive Director

Maya is currently the VP and Managing Director of Twitter Asia Pacific.

She is also an INED at Open Learning (ASX: OLL), a publicly listed Edutech company in Australia. She brings over two decades of operating experience in technology and digital from companies such as Google, Samsung, Microsoft & Cisco in the United States and Asia Pacific. She serves as the President of TiE Singapore fostering the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. Maya has an MBA from INSEAD.

Shirish Apte

Independent Non-Executive Director

Shirish was with Citigroup for 31 in various assignments including co-CEO for EMEA and Asia Pacific. He retired from Citi in 2014 as Chairman Asia Pacific Banking.

He is also a Director at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Integrated Hospitals and Healthcare, Clifford Capital, Pierfront Mezzanine Capital, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, and Fullerton India Credit Corp.

Serena Tan Mei Shwen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Serena is an Executive Director at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Head of Private Markets and Financial Services. Currently, a Non-Executive Director at CIMB Group and CIMB Bank.

Prior to Khazanah, she was with Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co. She also served with Lippo Bank in Indonesia, under secondment from Khazanah for two years.

Dr Teh Kok Peng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Currently Non-Executive Director of Sembcorp Industries, Senior Advisor to China International Capital Corporation, Chairman of Azalea Asset Management.

Previously Chairman of GIC’s China Business Group and of Ascendas. Formerly President of GIC Special Investments, Deputy Managing Director of GIC, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Dato’ Dr Nirmala Menon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nirmala is an independent director of Bank Negara Malaysia, Sime Darby Berhad and Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad.

She was previously on the Board of Khazanah and AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad.

Prior to that, she was CEO of ING Malaysia Berhad, and thereafter Head of South Asia at ING Asia Pacific Ltd. and Head of Designated Markets & Health Asia at Metlife Asia.

Justin Breheny

Independent Non-Executive Director

Justin has thirty-four years of experience working in the Insurance and Banking industries in Australia and throughout Asia.

For the two years preceding his retirement in 2015, Justin was Group Chief Risk Officer for Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australia’s largest general Insurance business, with responsibility for all aspects of Risk Management across the group. Prior to this, from March 2006 to October 2013, Justin was Chief Executive Officer, Asia with responsibility for creating and managing IAG’s general and life insurance interests in Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

For the thirteen years prior to joining IAG Justin held senior executive and board positions within ANZ Banking Group’s (ANZ) Asian operations – including General Manager of the Bank’s Asia business – with responsibility for managing ANZ’s Asian branch network business in China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Prior to ANZ, Justin spent eleven years working in Australia for Citibank, Capel Court Investment Bank, and Chase-NBA in the disciplines of corporate finance, project finance, and treasury.

Justin is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of the Risk Committee of the Sydney-based Westpac Bank insurance entities. He is also the Chairman and director of the ASX-listed Nuchev Group of companies in Melbourne, and a non-executive director of Sydney-based Lawcover Insurance Pty Ltd.

Nadeem Khan

Board Observer

Nadeem Khan is the President of Aflac Global Ventures. He is responsible for managing Aflac’s $400M global corporate venture fund and leading all operating and investment subsidiaries under AGV. His responsibilities include but are not limited to driving deal flow, assessing investment opportunities, making investment decisions, structuring and negotiating transactions, overseeing and monitoring the investment portfolio, cultivating and utilizing relationships with insurance technology accelerators and contributing to business incubation efforts.

Nadeem joined Aflac in 2004 and since then served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as senior vice president of Corporate Development and president of Empowered Benefits LLC.

Prior to joining Aflac, Nadeem held various leadership positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens and Lucent Technologies. He was also the co-founder of a technology company. He currently serves on the boards of TTV Capital, Sensely, Better Business Bureau, Columbus Cricket Association and other nonprofit organizations.

Nadeem holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with specialization in accounting and economics as well as a master’s in business administration.