Guest Of Honour

Mr Gary Hoo Chun Hua

Gary Hoo is the Appointed Actuary for AIA Bhd.’s general insurance business in Malaysia. He joined the insurance industry and the actuarial profession in the year 2000 and has been involved in all areas of general insurance actuarial functions. This includes traditional areas such as pricing, valuation and capital, as well as less traditional areas such as risk management, reinsurance and mergers and acquisitions. Gary graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He is currently in the second year of his two-year term as President of the Actuarial Society of Malaysia.

Town Hall Meeting Guests

Mr Alvin Soh

  • - Chief strategy officer of Aviva in Vietnam market since 2016
  • - Led through the valuation and acquisition of Aviva’s share in JV VietinAviva
  • - Previously working with various international insurers across various functions
  • - Sector including actuarial, finance, investment, risk
  • - Within Asian markets: China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia
  • - Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

Mr Raymond Lai

  • - IDEAS & Innovation Director in Nicholas Actuarial Solutions - Experienced Actuary and Risk Officer
  • - More than 20 years experience
  • - Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary since 1999 in Malaysia and Vietnam with Fellow of Society of Actuaries, USA since 1998
  • - Past President of Actuarial Society of Malaysia. (07-08)
  • - Currently the Malaysia Ambassador of Society of Actuaries

Mr Lim Jin Fan

  • - Manager in Actuarial Department of Great Eastern General Insurance Malaysia
  • - 4 years combined experience in product pricing and product development
  • - Graduated with 1st degree honour on Bachelor of Science (HONS) Actuarial Science
  • -Fellow of Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) since 2017

Risk Management Seminar

Mr George Kau

  • Fellow of Society of Actuaries(FSA)
  • Over 15 years of experience in the insurance and takaful industry in Malaysia and in Taiwan
  • Experienced in actuarial and management work
  • Experience includes
    • Development of annual operating plan
    • Feasibility studies on exclusivity arrangements
    • Outsourcing strategies for banks and insurers
  • BSc in Actuarial Science from the National University of Malaysia
  • Member of the Greater Asia Committee of the Society of Actuaries

Pricing Seminar


Mr Ong Szhe Yeong

  • Fellow of Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS)
  • CAS Ambassador for Malaysia from 2015 to 2017
  • Graduated from Drake University, Iowa with a double degree in Actuarial Science and Finance
  • More than 8 years of working experience in general insurance industry
  • Experiences includes
    • General insurance liability valuation
    • Stress testing and reinsurance optimization
  • Previous companies : JPWALL Consulting Partners, AIG APAC Holding, and AIA Bhd
  • First in- house Appointed Actuary for AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd

Reinsurance Seminar

Ms Sophia Ch’ng

  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
  • 20 years of experience in life insurance, general insurance and family takaful businesses
  • Held senior positions such as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Appointed Actuary (AA)
  • Expertise in actuarial, finance, product, investment, risk, compliance, control and governance
  • President-Elect of Actuarial Society of Malaysia. She was the first woman and first Malaysian to win the ASEAN Insurance Council’s Award for Young Managers in 2009.
  • In charge of the risk management portfolio of 16th Commonwealth Games (1998) held in Malaysia.

Valuation Seminar


Mr Eugene Ling Mei Hong

  • Graduated from National University of Malaysia with Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Obtained his Fellowship in year 2015 and he is also a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) of Society of Actuaries (SOA)
  • Started his career as a Finance Executive in one of the insurance company before he joined AmMetLife Takaful Berhad for his actuarial path
  • Joined an oversea start-up insurance company after he left AmMetLife Takaful Berhad and before he join Ernst and Young Advisory

Personal Skill Talk


Mr Jacky Cheng

  • Author or “Gen Y Code of Success”, a book written by Gen Y for the Gen Y, the creator of ““Youth Apprentice Program” (YAP) and“Angel Warrior Program” (AWP)
  • Coach for “Retire At Twenties (RAT)” Program
  • Coaching clients include AIA, Coca Cola, Great Eastern, Hitachi Semiconductors, Motorola, OCBC Singapore, SKII, ST Group and many other MNCs.
  • The only MALE bilingual Master Trainers of a profiling tool, Dermatoglyphics (Fingerprints Analysis), developed by Professor Lin Jui Bin of Taiwan (holder of U.S patent US7,406,186 B2)

Overview of Actuarial Science


Mr Chew Chun Yong

  • 4 years of working experience in the actuarial industry
  • Worked in reinsurance and consulting firm before moving to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Currently a lecturer in Department of Mathematical and Actuarial Sciences

Compound Interest & Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics


Mr Tan Chorn Sern

  • Has been serving as a UTAR lecturer for over 6 years
  • Rich teaching experience in actuarial mathematics subjects such as Theory of Interest, Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics and Insurance Practice
  • Obtained his bachelor degree in Actuarial Science and Masters in Statisticsrial Sciences
  • Currently in the final stages of his PhD studies in actuarial mathematics

Discovering the Mysteries of Probability


Dr Wong Voon Hee

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Actuarial Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Head of Programme for the Master of Mathematics
  • Received his PhD (Statistics) in 2013 from the Universiti Sains Malaysia

Application of Excel or VBA in Actuarial Work

Mr Alston Yong

  • - Pricing Actuary in SCOR Reinsurance Asia-Pacific Limited, based in Singapore
  • - 4 years of industry experience (Property& Casualty Reinsurance Pricing) in Asia
  • - Experienced on various Insurtech and Actuarial Projects

Ms Audrey Loh

  • - Actuarial Executive in MSIG Malaysia 
  • - 2 years of industry experience (Property & Casualty Insurance Liability Valuation) 
  • - Have working experience in other insurance holding company and global consultancy firm

Mr Dennis Tan

  • - Senior Executive in Actuarial Department of Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad 
  • - 2 years of industry experience (IFRS 17 and Prophet Modelling)

Mr Raymond Hii

- Actuarial Associate in NMG Consulting 

- Experienced in Pricing and Valuation of General Insurance Policies 

- Developed and implemented various model such as risk based capital model and non-life reserving model

Mr Low Cheng Kuan

- Worked in Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad for 2 years as a Group & Health Surgical Underwriter

- Now a data scientist in Quadratics (M) Sdn Bhd.

- In both the working experience, he has been doing data analytics using  various tools, including Excel

Introduction to Excel

Mr Chin Ching Herny

  • - Received honors degree with distinction in actuarial sciences from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • - Excel and VBA tutor in UTAR
  • - Attended a lot of trainings and learnt some practical skills like Rapidminer, SAS, Python e.t.c.
  • - Honored with the winner of BIGDATA Nuren UnlockAsia in September 2016

Mr Dennis Ng Wen Wei

  • - Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).
  • - Interned in Actuarial Partners Consulting
  • - Master of Ceremony/ Speaker for the Actuarial Today 2015 Townhall Meeting
  • - Pursuing Masters of Science in a research area related to Theoretical Statistics and Applied Statistics

Mr Kuang Kee Seng

  • - Lecturer in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) under Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES) and Department of Mathematical and Actuarial Sciences (DMAS).
  • - Obtained a master in Mathematical Science and a degree in Actuarial Science
  • - 4 years teaching experiences and using Excel and VBA in various research works.