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Odd Haavik

Odd Haavik

Chief Distribution Officer, Prudential Singapore

Keynote Address by Infinite Partner, Prudential Singapore

Odd Haavik is Chief Distribution Officer at Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Prudential Singapore). In this role, he is responsible for driving the performance of the company’s distribution channels, including the largest agency force in Singapore, ensuring alignment of strategies across channels, and developing new partnerships to accelerate growth.

Odd joined Prudential Singapore in 2018 as the Head of the High Net Worth (HNW) Strategy & Transformation, leading the development and rapid roll-out of Opus, Prudential’s HNW proposition.

With a career spanning three decades in the Asian financial services sector, Odd holds a successful track record in insurance and investment banking. Between 2005 and 2017, he was the founding director of Charles Monat Associates, a leader in Ultra High Net Worth insurance advisory, and later its Chief Executive Officer, Asia and Europe. Odd also spent 15 years with leading European and US investment banks in Hong Kong and Singapore, where he specialised in financial risk management structures.

Odd is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is recognized by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) as a Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP). He is a Norwegian citizen and a Singapore Permanent Resident who has lived and worked in Singapore for more than 20 years.

Wave Chow

Wave Chow

(Mandarin Speaker, with English Translation)

Senior District Director, AIA Hong Kong

Winner of Insurance Agency Leader of the Year

Bio:
After graduating from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Wave joined his current company and embarked on his life journey as a Financial Planner. Today, as a Senior District Director, he is proud and honoured to lead an outstanding team of young professionals of which 96% of the team are tertiary graduates and above (70% Master’s and Doctorate). In 2016, he led more than 70 producers to achieve a 100% MDRT Agency.

Topic:
Part 1: The Key to Building a 100% MDRT Team
Part 2: 八步成招 The eight-step move

Synopsis:
Agency performance is one of the fundamental challenge that all agency leaders face. The questions that they often ask themselves are (1) how do I establish a culture of success and (2) what strategy should I employ to ensure that the right talents are successfully recruited. In his presentations, Wave will share with you his insights to building a 100% MDRT Team, as well as how agency leaders can utilise the eight-step move to improve recruitment success rate and quality of recruits.

Jan-Wong

Jan Wong

Founder of Openminds

Bio:
Jan Wong an entrepreneur, youth advocate, and founder of his company, a 6 years bootstrapped, data-driven martech company based in KL, Singapore and Hong Kong. Starting at the age of 17, he has ventured into eight businesses, a part time lecturer at the Asia Pacific University, a certified e-commerce consultant, sits on the Academic Advisory Board of KDU and Sunway College, a mentor for multiple startup communities and NEXT50 Singapore, regular contributor on BFM radio, a speaker at TEDs.

Topic:
Digital Hacks and Marketing Trends to Watch Out For in 2019/20

Synopsis:
We live in a multi-channel and multi-screen world – but what are you doing to tap into this phenomenon? Digital marketing has grown beyond social media and the winners are those that first understand it. Find out how to tap into this and grow your digital presence.

Josh-Han

Josh Han

Financial Services Director

Josh Bio:
Josh Han joined the industry after graduating from school. After a few years of being a consultant, Josh figured that it is important to have dedicated and passionate consultants to serve the people. She embarked on her management journey and got promoted in 2010. In 2018, Josh qualified as second runner up for Top New Director Awards in her company.

Topic:
Breaking Campus Grounds

Synopsis:
An undergraduate takes an average of four years to get a degree and access to jobs relevant to their study. Why would an undergraduate consider being a Financial Consultant?
Breaking Campus Grounds offers insights to psychologically prepare oneself before moving into the campus. There will be practical knowledge and ideas on where to prospect, what to negotiate, student engagement ideas and how to seamlessly RNF interns during internships.

shalyn lee

Shalyn Lee

Financial Services Director

Bio:
Shalyn Lee, a Financial Services Director with over 13 years of extensive experience in the financial industry in her current company. She has gained 11 years of management experience and groomed multiple managers and directors over the years. Shalyn, a MDRT producer; who built Million Dollar Agency and has been awarded the Singapore Management Award since 2013 by FSMA.

Topic:
Journey Of Life Begins With The Right Purpose

Synopsis:
Shalyn Lee will share her journey of ups and downs over the years in this industry, how she felt and what she gained. From a regular young girl who was still an undergraduate to a successful Director and loving mother of two. Come and be inspired from her sharing of experiences and lessons accumulated over her venture.

Sun Jin

Financial Services Director

Bio:
After graduating from NTU in 2012, Sun Jin joined the insurance industry with a passion of pursuing entrepreneurship. He was promoted to Financial Services Manager after his second anniversary of joining the industry. And now he is one of the youngest Director in his company who is only 29 years old. In 2016, he has produced TOT and achieved the Top Rookie Award which broke the historic FYC record in his company. He has progress to produce TOT, MDRT and won the Top Financial Services Manager Award in his company in 2018.

Topic:
System Manage People, Leaders build System

Synopsis:
As the smartest creature on this planet, we human beings are leading this world
because of our talent. How to maximize our advantage to deliver a better result?
How can systems help in our business?

Wendell Wong

Wendell Wong

Director, Dispute Resolution

Bio:
Wendell is a Director of ‘Big 4’ Singapore law firm, Drew & Napier LLC, and a former Deputy Public Prosecutor/ State Counsel with the Attorney General’s Chambers. He has over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Investigations and Crime. Wendell has handled a vast expanse of high profile cases including contracts and commercial disputes, medical negligence suits, shareholder and director disputes, business crime, corruption, corporate governance related offences and investigations work. Wendell has also advised and acted for insurers in a wide spectrum of matters including regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution work. Wendell is a prominent lawyer who is praised by clients and peers “for his crossborder arbitration work; “headline commercial and white-collar crime case”, where he is “well known for handling commercial disputes relating to the energy and natural resources sectors”; and “well regarded for his ‘focus on financial crime’ and garners respect for his work in international investigations” (Source: International legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500).

Topic:
Do Right to Do Well

 

Synopsis:
How do you differentiate yourself in this competitive industry? Can good practices be your key to success? Make ‘doing it right’ an inherent part of your DNA for sustainable success. Wendell will share his experiences and discuss how bad practices and bad decisions could spiral you into a free fall to failures.

Willis Lau

Willis Lau

Executive Senior Manager

Bio:
Willis Lau is a firm believer of self-education and believes in trying out different things in order to achieve different desired outcomes. He actively shares his ideas & messages through his social platforms; Instagram & has a personal Facebook page. With his expertise and experience, he has successfully helped over 400 families in their journey towards financial success. He holds professional accreditations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP®️) and IBFA. 2019 marks the start of his 10th year journey in his profession and he was also the top 5 finalist of Digital Agent/Agency Leader of the Year at the 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards 2019.

Topic:
Innovating Towards A Digital Agency

Synopsis:
The landscape of financial advisory has changed tremendously over the last few years. Consumers are getting more savvy with greater access to information which was not made available previously. Potential new advisors have many more options than before and to win them over, we have to level up our agency building methods. Learn how you can scale your agency with these proven methods in today’s digital world.

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