From 4 December to 12 December 2019, IFoA president-elect Tan Suee Chieh visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.
This was Mr Tan's first visit to China in his current role. The IFoA delegation met with various stakeholders, including Ping An Insurance Group, Taiping Life, China Reinsurance, the China Association of Actuaries and the Insurance Asset Management Association of China.
At the member events in Beijing and Shanghai, Mr Tan presented awards to new qualifiers, volunteers and Sir Edward Johnston Prize winners. The IFoA and Sunshine Insurance Group jointly hosted the Beijing member event on 12 December 2019. Mr Tan and Jihai Peng, vice president and CFO of Sunshine, co-presented the Sunshine Insurance Scholarships to the top actuarial student members from the Central University of Finance and Economics and the University of International Business and Economics.
The IFoA also held university events at Fudan University in Shanghai and the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, with more than 200 students attending. At Fudan, Mr Tan signed the accreditation agreement on behalf of the IFoA with Fudan University. Fudan is the first top multi-disciplinary university to be accredited in mainland China.
The nine-day visit gave the IFoA's president-elect and executives an opportunity to engage with stakeholders. To read more information in Mandarin, please visit the IFoA Official WeChat at bit.ly/2QSjjfg