Deanna Ong named as Chairperson for Swiss Re Asia

Ong will succeed current chair Lim Siong Guan, who will retire at the end of his term.

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Deanna Ong as Chairperson of its Asian business, Swiss Re Asia Ltd. (SRAL) effective as of May 1st 2023.

Ong serves as an integral part of Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC, but has been a Director at Swiss Re since 2019. She has spent nearly three decades at GIC; currently, she holds the position of Chief People Officer, but she has previously served as Managing Director for Human Resources & Organisation and Managing Director for Finance.

Ong will succeed outgoing Chair Lim Siong Guan, who has chaired the SRAL Board since its establishment in 2018 and will retire at the end of his term. “We are grateful for Lim Siong Guan’s inspirational leadership over the past five years”, said Ong. “His insightful perspectives on business trends have been instrumental to our growth across the region.”

Paul Murray, Head of Swiss Re Asia, expressed his confidence in Ong’s leadership, stating, “I am confident that under Deanna’s leadership, supported by the management team, SRAL will continue to excel in fulfilling its governance and regulatory performance.”

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