The D&O Diary completed its overseas itinerary with a final stop earlier this week in the prosperous city state of Singapore, where I participated as a speaker and as a panelist at the 2019 PLUS Singapore Symposium.


The PLUS Singapore Symposium is annual event, now in its eighth year. It has been my pleasure to participate in the event several different times. I think the event gets better every year. My thanks to the Singapore Committee for inviting me to participate in this event, especially my good friends Ronak Shah of QBE, Shasi Nair of Berkley Asia, and Arati Varma of Marsh, who have done such a good job over the  years to ensure that this event is really the premier professional liability insurance event in Singapore.


Here’s a picture of the Singapore event committee, with Aruno Rajaratnam, the grandmother of D&O in Asia in the center of the picture. Dan Jenney of PLUS is on the far right side of the picture.


A picture of my fellow panelists for the panel on the topic of Key Coverage Decisions Affecting D&O, Cyber, and Professional Liability Insurance: Jessica Schappell of Beazley; me; Jenny Lim of Howden; John Goulios of DLA Piper; and Alex Morgan of Zurich.


A great turnout for the PLUS Singapore Symposium


In addition to participating on the panel, I also delivered a separate presentation on the Top D&O Claims Trends and Developments


It was great being back in Singapore again, to see old friends and to make new friends as well.


With Zi Lim of Marsh and Shasi Nair. Zi acted as the Master of Ceremonies at the event.


With Sam Jenks of Bakertilly; Shinichiro Sonoda and Si Wei of Berkley Re Asia.



With Ivan Kuan of Willis Towers Watson, and Sam Cheng of Capital Gateway Reinsurance (Taiwan)


With Adeline Lee of Berkley Insurance Asia and John Poon of Howden.