| Aziz Idris |
THE Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) and Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA) jointly organised the opening ceremony of the 5th Asean School for Young Insurance Managers (AYIM) yesterday at the Theatre Hall, Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM).
In her keynote address, Hjh Lily binti Haji Kula, AMBD Deputy Managing Director (Regulatory), highlighted the initiative of the programme which is to ensure the Asean young insurance managers’ knowledge and managerial skills are on par, if not above, with the management standards of those in the more developed markets.
“Building up the potentials of the young insurance managers is crucial to ensuring continuous and sustainable growth and profitability of the industry,” she said.
The programme provides the opportunity for insurance managers to learn not only from the invited speakers, but also from the experienced peers by building networking and exchanging notes.
The six-day programme will focus on five different curriculums designed around critical leadership pillars, namely strategic management, corporate risk management, marketing management, people management and financial management.
Supporters for the event include Insurance Institute for Asia and the Pacific (IIAP), Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) and Thailand Insurance Institute (TII).
The programme is also supported by all other members of the Asean Insurance Education Committee, mainly Institute of Risk Management and Insurance (STIMRA) and the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII).
The event also saw Hjh Lily sounding the customary gong to mark the official opening of the 5th AYIM Intake Programme.