Dr Leow Yung Khee

Medical Director
Head of Group Insurance
Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Ltd

IBF Fellow (2016)

Life Insurance

"In medicine and insurance, trust and professionalism go hand-in-hand. I hope the aspiring leaders will raise the bar, push boundaries and go the extra mile to create value and meaningful contributions for the betterment of our community, and our profession."

Biography

Dr Leow Yung Khee is currently the Medical Director & Head of Group Insurance of Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Ltd. Dr Leow is a trained medical doctor who has gone beyond her professional training into the insurance and regulatory sectors.

She has held several senior positions, including Head of Group Insurance and General Insurance and Head of New Business & Claims, in two major local insurance companies.

Dr Leow was also previously a Director with Monetary Authority of Singapore, specialising in health insurance, during which time, her diversity of skill and knowledge extended to regulatory policy formulation and supervision of the insurance & reinsurance sectors.

Collaborating with multi-ministries and private-government sectors, she helmed the policy-making team which drew up the health insurance regulatory framework which formed the foundation for the development of many of today's national health insurance initiatives, including Medishield ans Eldershield.

A seasoned practitioner with a wealth of experience, Dr Leow has served as a member of the Life Insurance Association Underwriting & Claims Subcommittee   and the lead representative in the healthcare cost management workgroup initiated by the Ministry of Health.

A firm advocate of continuous education and training, she served on the Singapore College of Insurance board of examiners and was a trainer for group and health insurance for many years.

Dr Leow is currently the Convenor of Group Insurance Subcommittee of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore.

​Dr Leow was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.