Aviva Singlife appoints Pearlyn Phau as Executive Director and Group CEO

Aviva Singlife is pleased to announce the appointment of Pearlyn Phau as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer effective from 18 Aug 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

Pearlyn will also act as Executive Director and CEO of both of the group’s insurers licenced in Singapore – Singlife and Aviva Singapore. The scheme to combine their operations has already received approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and is awaiting approval from the courts, with the process expected to complete later this year.

Phau joins from the banking industry, where she is currently group head of consumer products, marketing and ecosystem partnerships at DBS. She has held various senior leadership roles across her over 18-year tenure with DBS.

“We are delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Pearlyn’s calibre to lead our group in Singapore and beyond,” said Ray Ferguson, chairman of Aviva Singlife Holdings.

“Pearlyn brings to Aviva Singlife her deep knowledge across a wide spectrum of financial products and services. She is a strong leader with a digital mindset and a demonstrable track record in transformation strategies  and operational execution.”

Pearlyn said, “The Aviva Singlife merger presents a compelling opportunity as it combines Singlife's technology capabilities, Aviva Singapore's quality advice, and the board's vision to see a new breed of financial services emerge in this unique and challenging time. I am delighted to have been entrusted with this exciting role and look forward to delivering on that vision for the benefit of Singaporeans and the region."