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CEO banks on his own insurance business

Singapore Life CEO Walter de Oude with his wife Cindy and sons Luke and James (far left). Mr de Oude left HSBC Insurance (Singapore) in 2014 to start digital life insurer Singapore Life, which became operational last October and was recently given the Ins
Singapore Life CEO Walter de Oude with his wife Cindy and sons Luke and James (far left). Mr de Oude left HSBC Insurance (Singapore) in 2014 to start digital life insurer Singapore Life, which became operational last October and was recently given the Insurance Asia Award for best start-up company of the year.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Singapore Life founder helmed HSBC Insurance here for 7 years before setting up his own outfit

After helming HSBC Insurance (Singapore) for seven years, entrepreneur Walter de Oude believed there was a better way to do things and left the firm to prove just that.

Mr de Oude quit in 2014 and began building digital life insurer Singapore Life (www.singlife.com), which became operational in October last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline 'CEO banks on his own insurance business'. Print Edition | Subscribe