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Congratulations to Roland Teo for Winning the Corporate Risk Manager of the Year​ Title at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards!

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Roland Teo, Deputy Director of Risk Management at Eastern Health Alliance and the leader of the RIMS Regional Advisory Group for Southeast Asia, was awarded the title of Corporate Risk Manager of the Year at the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards held on November 1, 2017, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.  See here for the full article in Asia Insurance Review and click here for a video of Roland’s acceptance speech.

Shortly after RIMS introduced its new individual membership categories​ in July 2017, Roland became the first person in Singapore to join RIMS as an individual professional member.  He has indeed been instrumental in helping RIMS build relationships with key government, educational and risk management entities in Singapore.

Congratulations, Roland, on this well-deserved award! 

Peking University’s School of Economics Opens “The RIMS Corner” at Its Library!

RIMS, the risk management society™, has partnered with Peking University to give students access to the Society’s collection of thought-leading risk management knowledge and resources. The University’s Dean of School of Economics, Professor Sun Qixiang welcomed RIMS President Nowell Seaman and Board Director Robert Zhang to officially open “The RIMS Corner” publication center in the University’s School of Economics Library. [More]


(Clockwise from top) Peking University faculty and representatives from RIMS hold a press conference to mark the opening of the Peking University – RIMS Corner; RIMS President Nowell Seaman and Peking University School of Economics Dean Sun Qixiang at the ceremony; RIMS Corner at the university library; Participants listening to an overview of the RIMS materials included in the library


RIMS Strengthens Its Engagement with International Students


(Top) 2017 ABSIP scholars from Peking University and Fudan University in China pose with their classmates and Peking University professor Liu Xinli and members of the RIMS board and staff (Bottom right) Ashirwad Padhee, a 2017 ABSIP scholar from the National Insurance Academy in Pune, India, attends the RIMS 2017 opening reception with RIMS President Nowell Seaman, RIMS CEO Mary Roth and RIMS Senior Director of Global Development Steven Chou (Bottom left) Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge team from NTU with their professor Shinichi Kamiya

At the 2017 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition held in April, risk management students from China, India and Singapore gathered in Philadelphia to participate in educational sessions, study trips and various networking events.  A four-student team from Singapore’s prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was there to compete in the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge finals​, becoming the first team from outside the US and Canada to make it to the final round of the case competition.

Three students from China and one student from India were selected to attend the conference as Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) scholars, marking the first time that the program had awarded grants to students outside of the US and Canada​.  As part of ongoing efforts to provide more opportunities for students around the world, RIMS has further expanded the ABSIP program to reserve a total of six spots for international students in 2018.

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