Hong Leong Assurance (HLA) recognises its high achieving agents at the Annual Awards Presentation 2017 convention recently held at the Genting International Convention Centre.
HLA broke company records this year with a total gross premium of RM 3 billion during the previous Financial Year of 2016/2017. In the same period, it won the Most Valuable Brand Award of the Year during the BrandLaureate BestBrand Awards 2016-2017, and the Malaysia’s Domestic Life Insurer of the Year award by Asian Banking and Finance for 2 years in a row during the Insurance Asia Awards 2016 and 2017 respectively.
On the international Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) platform, HLA had achieved the highest number of MDRT achievers in the history of the company, with 235 MDRTs with 7 TOTs and 6 COTs in 2017.
Loh Guat Lan, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said “My heartfelt congratulations to all top achievers! It has been a long journey leading up to this milestone, but I believe this is just the beginning. There is much more to be done, such as continuous development and expansion of our agency force, as well as providing enhanced product offerings which add value and promote the best practices of the company within the industry.”
She added “In the previous years, we have seen large numbers in terms of MDRTs achievers, and this year the number of qualifiers has grown substantially. The fact that our agents continue to receive this international recognition of excellence every year is testament to the underlying strength of the company. We see an encouraging number of fresh faces in this year’s awards and we hope this uptrend can be emulated and continued in years to come.”
Over 1,000 awardees received awards in various award categories during the event. One notable award winner is HLA’s luminary, May Lee Sue Wee, who emerged as the Record Holder for 10 consecutive years as the Champion Agency Manager.
The highest honours went to the following Champion awardees at the top of their respective categories:
- Champion Agency Manager – May Lee Sue Wee
- Champion Unit Manager – Jack Leong Yien Hung
- Champion Master Builder Award – Jacky Chin Chun Seong
- Champion Agent – Jessie Wong Siaw Puie
The Annual Awards Presentation was held in conjunction with HLA’s two days sales convention. The convention saw renowned industry speakers from abroad to share their experience and insights. This is part of HLA’s agency force professional development programme to upgrade professional competencies and refining potential.