President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM)
Ms Loh Guat Lan is the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Assurance Berhad (“HLA”), 70% subsidiary of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad, the holding company of the financial services division for Hong Leong Group Malaysia.
Ms Loh has 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry. She began her professional career as a Management Trainee with a reputable international life insurance company.
She took on various leadership positions and gained extensive experience in agency management, branch management, agency development, and training. Her last role prior to joining HLA was Vice President & Senior Director of Agency (Malaysia), the first lady appointed for such position then in Malaysia and amongst Asia’s six countries in her previous company.
She joined HLA as Chief Operating Officer of the Life Division in August 2007 and was appointed Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2009. Under her stewardship, the company has grown exponentially and delivered a solid and consistent financial performance. Today, HLA is the largest local life insurance company in Malaysia.
Ms Loh currently serves as the Chairman of HL Assurance Pte Ltd, Singapore, and a Director of the following companies - HLA Holdings Sdn Bhd; Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad; Hong Leong Insurance (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong; MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd; L.I.A.M Holding Sdn Bhd and L.I.A.M. Property Sdn Bhd. She is also a Board Member of Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO).