James Tan

Chief Executive Officer
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore Ltd.

IBF Fellow (2017)

Life Insurance

"We must constantly evaluate and update our business strategy to stay true to our overarching business vision and purpose. This also means looking forward and anticipating how we can better serve our customers, especially through new technologies and processes."


​James Tan is Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He also chairs the Management, Financial Management, Product Management and Compensation Committees at TMLS.

A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the insurance and banking industries, James has held various leadership positions across Asia, Europe and the United States. He was also previously director for several boards and an approved person by regulators in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Isle of Man and Luxembourg.

Prior to joining TMLS, James was based in Hong Kong, where he was the Managing Director for Friends Provident International (FPI) and was responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic growth and business development in Asia. James was also previously the Group Head for AIA’s Partner Distribution in Hong Kong and served as the Global Head of Bancassurance at Standard Chartered for seven years.

Originally from Singapore, James holds a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in the United States and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA) and the National University of Singapore (Singapore).

James is married with three children and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.