On The Move: AIA Singapore

AIA Singapore

Mr Koo Chung Chang: Appointed chief financial officer of AIA Singapore from March 5. He oversees the financial operations, management reporting and actuarial management of the company. He was previously chief strategy officer.

Prior to joining AIA Singapore, he was with Great Eastern Holdings as its acting group chief risk officer.

Ms Chiew Ai Chin: Appointed chief strategy officer of AIA Singapore, from Feb 1. She is responsible for shaping the firm's vision, and leading the development and execution of AIA Singapore's strategy and transformation journey.

Bank of Singapore

Mr Anthony Simcic: Hired as managing director of Bank of Singapore's international team. Mr Simcic - who has more than 18 years of banking experience - will join Bank of Singapore from today and report directly to Mr Olivier Denis, global market head for Singapore, Malaysia and international.

Mr Simcic previously held the post of managing director and head of private banking with HSBC Private Bank in Luxembourg.

Bank of Singapore said there is rising interest among European high-net-worth individuals and family offices to consider an alternative wealth hub in Asia.

ICCA governing board

Mr Cavinder Bull: Mr Bull, who is from law firm Drew & Napier, has been elected by the governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) to join it as a board member effective from April 1.

He will join Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, the only other Singaporean, on the ICCA governing board.

Drew & Napier said Mr Bull and four other new members will take office for an initial four-year term that can be extended for another four-year term.

Barrister and arbitrator Michael Hwang will step down from the governing board on April 1, and has been invited to sit on the ICCA advisory board.

The ICCA is a global non-governmental organisation whose activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonisation of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'On The Move'. Subscribe