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Insuretech Connect Asia 2024

Shalini Pavithran

Shalini Pavithran

CEO, Singapore College of Insurance

Shalini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI), an industry-based professional training and education body set up in 1974, as part of Singapore's efforts to develop as an international insurance hub.  The SCI also plays an active regional role and leads a number of talent and skills-building initiatives under the ASEAN Insurance Council/ASEAN Insurance Education Committee umbrella. Shalini is also the Chairman of the  ASEAN Insurance Education Committee. 

The SCI was voted the Asia Insurance Industry Educational Service Provider of the Year in 1997, 2001, 2007, 2016, 2018 and 2022.  SCI also serves as the Secretariat for the Asia-Pacific Risk & Insurance Association (APRIA).

Prior to SCI, Shalini was the Chief Executive Officer of The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII), the leading Professional Body and Education Institution for the Malaysian insurance industry with over 25,000 members.  As the CEO of MII, Shalini also served as the CEO of the ASEAN Insurance Training & Research Institute (AITRI), a non-profit organisation established by the Insurance Regulators of the 10 ASEAN member countries and serves as a regional centre for insurance education and research focusing on capacity building of regulators and supervisors in the region. 

Prior to joining MII, Shalini spent over 20 years of her career in various sectors within the financial services industry. 

Shalini holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Malaya, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and has completed the Certificate of Legal Practice.