Leong Weng Ling

Head of Technology and Ops Integration
AIA Group

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2018)

Technology & Operations

"It is only through active and selfless participation in one’s industry that one can grow and achieve true success as a professional – to help develop others and to be developed."

Biography

​Mr. Leong has recently taken on a Group function within AIA, where in his new role he is responsible for driving the successful delivery of IT and Operations programs in key strategic initiatives.

In his previous role as the Chief Technology Officer of AIA Singapore, Mr. Leong was responsible for driving and developing Information Technology initiatives and projects in support of AIA Singapore's strategies. His experience in both the end-user as well as the vendor environments enabled him to play a crucial role in delivering IT capabilities which increased the overall efficiencies and productivity of the company.

Mr Leong joined AIA Singapore in September 2011.  Under his leadership, AIA Singapore successfully launched an award-winning, industry-first standalone interactive Point of Sales (iPoS) system on iPad.

He was also instrumental in the successful deployment of the AIA Singapore's Project A+ in 2015, a critical strategic initiative to significantly strengthen our technology platform and enhance our abilities to deliver sustainable growth and superior service to our customers and intermediaries.  This initiative replaced a number of legacy systems, some of which were close to 30 years old.

Another recent award-winning initiative was the roll-out of a Digital Underwriting suite of applications that provides for instant electronic underwriting of applications submitted.

Mr. Leong was also conferred a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) in 2014 for his demonstration of mastery of the Technology profession, thought leadership and his commitment to industry development.

He was also the Chairperson of the Insurance Standing Committee on Cyber Security, a committee set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and made up of members from the largest of the Life and General Insurers in Singapore.

He also led the Singapore insurance industry, working closely with the MAS in exploring the use of BlockChain technology to serve networked and collaborative initiatives for the health insurance industry.

Mr. Leong has over 35 years of experience in the IT and Financial Services industry.  He has held senior management positions with major insurance organizations such as the former Colonial Mutual of Australia, the Great Eastern Life Assurance Company, Prudential and Aviva as well as major IT vendor organizations such as Policy Management System and Computer Sciences Corporation (now DXC). He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He has been a Fellow of the IBF Singapore since 2013.