Goh Chye Huat
Chief Executive Officer

+65 6510 3718

Chye Huat joined as Chief Executive of Howden Singapore in 2015, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He assumed the position of CEO for Howden Asia in January 2016, where he intends to provide the leadership and strategic direction of our retail broking businesses across Asia region.

He previously spent over 22 years of his career at a leading UK insurance broker, where he held positions as Country Manager for Singapore, Deputy Chairman for Malaysia and also as a member of its Asia Management Executive Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree from the National University of Singapore and subsequently obtained his Masters in Science from Lancaster University (UK). He is also a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.

Jessie Tjioe
Executive Chairman

+65 6510 3773

As Executive Chairman of Howden Singapore, Jessie works closely with the CEO to maintain the company's position as a leading provider of insurance solutions. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a dedicated insurance professional with a wealth of experience in all aspects of multinational corporate portfolio management.

In the area of portfolio management, she has been actively involved in the strategic management of key clients which include government institutions, global and commercial clients. She has significant skills and expertise in a wide range of disciplines, spanning commercial insurance business and the specialty areas of Management Liability, Aviation and Marine.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Singapore. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK and is accredited with the title of Chartered Insurance Broker.

Christina Ong
Managing Director

+65 6510 3708

Christina joined Howden Singapore as Managing Director, Specialty in 2016. She is an insurance industry veteran who has accumulated more than 40 years of experience where she has established herself as a broker of holistic solutions for the sophisticated risks of major corporate clients.
From the humble beginnings as a personal secretary she eventually became the Managing Director of an international broker. She is widely recognised as one of the foremost expert marine Insurance brokers in Singapore and her expertise spans across the full spectrum of Marine, Offshore and Energy related risks.
She is a Senior Associate Certified Insurance Professional of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). She was previously a council member and vice president of the Singapore Insurance Brokers Association.

Gerard Lee
Executive Director 

Head of Strategic Solutions & Claims

+65 6510 3737

Gerard took up the role as an Executive Director with Howden Singapore in 2015 where he heads up the Strategic Solutions & Claims department. As Head of Strategic Solutions, he works closely with key stakeholders of various prospects and clients to successfully implement customized risk and insurance solutions.

He began his career as an underwriter in 1988 focusing on portfolio underwriting and claims management. In 2001, he switched tracks and joined the insurance broking industry working on various major corporate programmes. His breadth of insurance expertise encompasses Real Estate, Hospitality & Leisure, Education, Ports & Terminals and claims management.  

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

Primus Lee
Executive Director

Head of Employee Benefits

+65 6510 3725

Primus joined Howden Singapore in 2015 where he acts as its Head of Employee Benefits and also as an Executive Director. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry his role also extends to overseeing the regional employee benefits practice for the Howden Asia region.

Previously, he spent 18 years working for a leading UK insurance broker heading up its employee benefits team including engagements as the Head of Business Development and Head of Financial Lines. He began his working life as a public accountant with Deloitte & Touche in Calgary before commencing his career in the Singapore insurance industry. His journey and achievements include the likes of Claims, Financial Lines, Business Development and Employee Benefits as well experience working for underwriters previously.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada.

Gracy Khoo
Executive Director

Head of Corporate & Commercial Risks

+65 6510 3722

Gracy joined Howden Singapore in 2015 where she holds the position as Head of Corporate and Commercial Risk which manages the general insurance requirements of corporate clients. With over 25 years’ experience she plays an account directorship role, advising her clients from both the public and private sectors in all insurance related matters.

Having previously spent over 20 years in another leading UK insurance broker her expertise is in assisting clients with contract reviews and the structure of efficient insurance programme for the purposes of statutory/contractual compliance as well as risk transfer. Her area of expertise remains in the area of construction, property and liability risks with involvement being as early as the commencement of a contract/construction through to completion.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the National University of Singapore.

Jenny Lim
Executive Director

Head of Specialty Risks

+65 6510 3709

Jenny joined Howden in August 2015 to head up the Specialty Risks Division where she is responsible for the overall delivery of financial lines insurance solutions and services to clients. She also oversees the regional M&A and Cyber Security practice in Asia.

She has over 15 years of experience in risk and insurance consultancy and began her career with another large UK insurance broker, focusing on business development before eventually heading up the Professional & Executive Risks Division. Her client portfolio includes financial institutions, professional firms, technology companies as well as top main-board listed companies.

She holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technology University of Singapore. She is also an Associate and Chartered Insurance Broker of the Chartered Insurance Institute in United Kingdom.

Johanna Tan
Senior Director

Head of Claims

+65 6510 3794

Johanna has 30 years of claims experience. She has been instrumental in generating the claims analysis report for major clients and work closely with insurers and adjusters for resolving all manners of losses. She heads up the Claims division where she is responsible for the overall claims delivery services to clients.

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