Walter de Oude
Prior to establishing Singapore Life in 2014, Walter was CEO at HSBC Insurance. He sat on the board of HSBC Asset Management Singapore and was a member of the Singapore HSBC Bank senior executive management team.
In his prior role, Walter was instrumental in explosively growing HSBC Insurance’s market share in Singapore. His experience includes building HSBC's HNW proposition in Singapore, growing HSBC's agency fourfold, securing bancassurance distribution for HSBC product through the DBS bancassurance platform, as well as efficiently executing HSBC’s strategic insurance divestments.
Walter’s corporate success has convinced him of one insight: a new age for insurance is dawning. The life insurance market of the future will be one of significantly greater efficiency and customer empowerment than what exists today. Walter started Singapore Life to capture this change and to disrupt the market for the benefit of the customer.
Walter is originally trained as an actuary, with previous roles in consulting and reinsurance - in South Africa, Japan, India and Singapore. He believes that Singapore is the perfect place from which to launch a new, dynamic life insurance company, and Walter and his family have made Singapore their permanent home.