Monday 8 February 2021
Our local insurers are at the very heart of our success and it’s important that we take the time to recognise their commitment and contribution to the MAXIS network with our member awards.
Our 2021 Asia Pacific (APAC) regional member awards which took place last Tuesday (2 February) were virtual this year but were no less exciting! Our members joined us to celebrate their successes and achievements during a challenging year and we were delighted to welcome representatives from right across the region.
Those who attended heard introductions and summaries from our CEO Mattieu Rouot and Regional Director Asia Pacific Juliet Kwek, before participating in a fun-filled quiz. Some of our network partners shared their success storiestoo, before the main event – the awards ceremony.
We were delighted to hand our five significant awards:
Award: most innovative member
With digital technology having really proved its worth over the last year while also shaping the future of the employee benefits (EB) industry, this award aims to recognise local market innovation in areas such additional products and services, health and wellness solutions and innovative digital solutions for multinational clients at the local level.
AXA Affin took the prize for introducing “Doctor On Call”, telemedicine service across their group policy portfolio in 2020. They were thrilled to win!
Pauziah Dahalan, SVP, Health / Employee Benefits at AXA Affin said “It is an honour to be awarded the Most Innovative Member award for introducing Doctor On Call, offering telemedicine and teleconsultation as value added services to our clients. At AXA, we take pride in our quality of services and product offerings to all stakeholders. We’re extremely pleased that our tremendous efforts are appreciated by our valuable clients and business partners.
“Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in AXA and we will continue to strive to deliver our highest quality services to all our stakeholders.”
Congratulations to AXA Affin from everyone at MAXIS.
Award: most engaged member
We use this award to recognise the member who is most truly and consistently engaged with MAXIS’ core functions and processes in support of servicing and growing the local MAXIS portfolio.
The award went to TM Life Thailand. The MAXIS team were impressed by the close engagement of TM Life with various MAXIS teams and their deep understanding of the MAXIS operating model that has led to a smooth and successful partnership.
Sittichai Uytrakul, Senior Executive Vice President at TM Life Thailand said: “On behalf of everyone at TM Life Thailand, thank you very much for the ’Most Engaged Member’ award. We’re very pleased and honored to get the award from a special business partner like MAXIS.
The most engaged member means we have a true friendship and strong commitment between us to cooperate and provide the best services to our shared clients – it’s a win-win-win perspective for us all in the long term. The trust and honest cooperation helps us strive forwards and continuously thrive.”
We are delighted for TM Life Thailand. Congratulations!
Award: BRIDGE champion
The next award was for the BRIDGE champion. With a growing demand for timely and accurate data from our multinational clients it’s crucial for us to work really effectively with our members and ensure we’re delivering the best data possible.
This award recognises excellence in engaging with our reporting platform, BRIDGE, to ensure consistent high-quality and timely data for our global client reports.
Our winner this year is MetLife Japan who has provided data within the timeline to a high standard of accuracy. They’ve been very active in replying to queries we raise, allowing us to validate the data on time.
Kazumitsu Yoshikura, Multinational Business Promotion Dept. Manager, MetLife Japan said “This award was thanks to not only the efforts of our sales team but also efforts by our Reinsurance team in Japan. The Reinsurance team in Japan worked hard to complete all our reports on time.”
Thank you and congratulations to MetLife Japan!
Award: underwriting champion
This award is given to the member who shows excellence in collaborating with our underwriting team, ensuring underwriting methodology and processes are followed to enabling the on-time delivery of accurate and sustainable pricing for our global clients.
The winner for this award for 2020 was IGI Life (Pakistan). They completed templates to a high standard and the team was always responsive to queries, giving very detailed explanations when asked about why and how they have priced a particular business.
Ali Nadeem, Chief Operating Officer, IGI Life said: “The IGI team is very thankful for this recognition from our esteemed partner. The person that truly deserves this credit from IGI Life is Imran and the MAXIS team for their guidance and support. Also, this award is a reflection of the synergy between MAXIS and IGI as partners and lays a good foundation to grow further.”
That’s good to hear. Congratulations to IGI Life (Pakistan)!
Award: sales champion
We like to recognise the competitive spirit, ingenuity, and tenacity of our members. The sales champion award acknowledges all of those attributes in the team who most contributes to our joint sales success.
It was a hard-fought contest, but PNB MetLife (India) took the prize for their remarkable efforts in closing a high volume of new business.
Mohit Bahuguna, Business Head – Group Business and Partnership Distribution at PNB MetLife said “We at PNB MetLife are delighted to receive the ’Sales champion’ award. This recognition means a lot to each and everyone involved. This wouldn’t have been possible without the able support of the entire MAXIS team. They’ve been diligent, customer focused and we’d like to thank them for their whole-hearted support and guidance.”
Congratulations to PNB MetLife (India) and thank you for all your efforts.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in making this event such a success and we look forward to celebrating more success with our other members around the world in due course.