Ms Loh Guat Lan is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) of Hong Leong Assurance (HLA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Leong Financial Group, the holding company of the financial services division for Hong Leong Group Malaysia. A Certified Financial Planner and a Registered Financial Planner, she has 29 years of experience in the life insurance industry.
Under Guat Lan’s leadership, besides carving a name as the largest and leading domestic life insurer in Malaysia, HLA is also the first Malaysian insurance company to be awarded Domestic Life Insurer of the Year – Malaysia for four consecutive years (2016 –2019) by Insurance Asia Awards, the Best Life Insurance Company – Malaysia by International Finance Awards 2017 & 2018, and World Finance Global Insurance Awards 2017 respectively and Most Valuable Brand Award by The BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards 2016-2017. On a personal level, Guat Lan received the Outstanding Category of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) in 2015 for portraying outstanding effort, perseverance and growth in the business. She is highly regarded in the industry as a vivacious leader who transformed HLA into a home-grown champion and positioned the insurer as a brand of excellence.
Guat Lan is fervently passionate about enabling Malaysians to receive adequate life protection through the provision of affordable insurance plans. She strongly believes in giving back to the community by developing state-of-the-art health and protection products to cater to the different market needs. Besides being a top-notch CEO, she is also an internationally acclaimed and highly sought-after speaker who has presented in major conferences, inspiring thousands of business leaders in the life insurance industry around the world.
PCGS is always close to my heart. I am deeply grateful to my alma mater for providing me the strong foundation of education and character-building that has elevated me to the top of the success ladder. Recognizing PCGS’s role in ensuring quality educational opportunities for women, I have and will always be a strong advocate of women receiving the best in education and helming leadership positions. My teachers in PCGS have inculcated in me the visionary aptitudes of thinking out of the box, making the impossible possible through positive thinking and pushing my vision forward. My demand for high standards in every aspect of the business stems from the roots of PCGS.