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A Delegation from the Singapore College of Insurance Visits the Center for Risk and Insurance

The Center for Risk and Insurance welcomed Karine Kam, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore College of Insurance, to the ZHAW SML in November to discuss the details of an executive diploma course.

Dr. Carlo Pugnetti, Karine Kam, Daniel Greber (left to right)

Dr. Carlo Pugnetti, Karine Kam, Daniel Greber (left to right)

The Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) is a not-for-profit professional training and education body set up in 1974 as part of Singapore’s efforts to develop as a financial hub. For more than 43 years, the SCI has remained focused on promoting the technical expertise of insurance and financial services practitioners and providing them with professional advancement opportunities through a series of practically oriented programs and internationally accredited qualifications. Since the late 1970s, the SCI has also been acting as an examination center for the insurance sector by conducting regulatory examinations for those wishing to join the financial advisory, life, and general insurance industries.

The Center for Risk and Insurance (CRI) and the SCI enjoy a long-standing relationship. The SCI is planning an executive diploma course with a capstone project at the SML aimed at experienced insurance professionals. The attendees will belong to the pool of high potentials within their insurance companies. The main idea of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the Swiss approach to innovation and technology in the insurance sector. The main idea of the cooperation between the SCI and the SML is to exploit the synergies of existing courses of study. The CRI already offers a Master’s program in Insurance Management at the SML.

During the visit by the delegation from Singapore, the design for the new course was discussed in detail. The discussions were active and fruitful, and the feedback on both sides was very positive. Over the coming months, the CRI will finalize the design of the part of the executive diploma course to be held in Winterthur in June 2019.