Tony Tan is elected President of Singapore

31 Aug 2011

Swiss Re Advisory Panel member Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam has been elected President of Singapore.

The Presidential office in Singapore is a largely impartial constitutional position, but one of symbolic importance. He will accede to office on 1 September 2011.

Tony Tan was formerly the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore; Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation; and Chairman of the National Research Foundation.

Tony Tan has been part of the Advisory Panel since its inception in 2006. The Advisory Panel, which meets twice a year, provides feedback to the Board of Directors and Swiss Re senior management both on Swiss Re strategy and expected impacts of major global events on the insurance industry. Please see more details on the Advisory Panel website.