People come first for Sompo's new Asia CEO

Mr Daniel Neo, a 22-year insurance industry veteran, says one of his priorities is to expand the number of Sompo policyholders in Singapore and the region. "The market is pretty fragmented over Asia and there is the chance to win more people there,"
Mr Daniel Neo, a 22-year insurance industry veteran, says one of his priorities is to expand the number of Sompo policyholders in Singapore and the region. "The market is pretty fragmented over Asia and there is the chance to win more people there," he says.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Singaporean Daniel Neo says insurance is about solving people's problems

Insurance company Sompo Group may have been around for over a century but it is renewing itself by appointing its first non-Japanese chief executive for the region.

Singaporean Daniel Neo, 49, was named chief executive for Sompo Holdings Asia last week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2019, with the headline 'People come first for Sompo's new Asia CEO'. Print Edition | Subscribe