Saloon Tham


A multi-lingual seasoned insurance executive with over 30 years of experience. Lived and worked in 9 countries/regions, acting in various executive roles from CFO to CEO and serving in local and regional capacities, and had both greenfield start-up experience and had managed large complex operations. Served as a regional lead in two successful M&A deals in 2010. Proven politically savvy in working under adversarial JV environments
Career Highlights
Chief Executive Officer
Tokio Marine Asia, Singapore
Chief Executive Officer
AIA, Bangkok, Thailand
Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Life & Health Operations
ALLIANZ SE, Singapore
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”— Muhammad Ali, Boxer
Education& Honors
University of Waterloo, Canada
Masters of Mathematics
University of Waterloo, Canada
Bachelor of Mathematics
Key Experiences
Responsible for the 13 Life and General Insurance businesses of Tokio Marine in South East Asian countries and in India. 2019 Revenue (GWP): US$ 3.9B and Profits: US$27M. Provide overall strategic direction for TM operations in the region, including M&A activities and digital transformation.
Successfully transformed the new business from a traditional portfolio into a unit-linked one; professionalized the old agency force via the Financial Advisor (FA) Program; Changed the company culture from a seniority to a performance based one and at the same time improved the employee engagement score from 35% to 50% over 3 years.
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