Great Eastern

Against All Odds


Left: Lexis Teo | Right: Timothy Tan

Life insurance offers dual benefits of savings and security. Yet the industry is often misconceived by the public. We speak to two representatives from Great Eastern to find out how they overcome this challenge posed by society.

By Mabel Tan

Insurance agents hold a tough but rewarding career. They face countless rejections from people who don’t know any better and might face scepticism from their peers who have preconceived notions about their job.

Yet, insurance continues to thrive in Singapore and is now a billion-dollar industry. This pie will only become bigger in the future as the country grows.

Meet two Great Eastern representatives who have managed to thrive in their career and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work and labour.

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Great Eastern: Great Expectations

For life planners Wong Kooi Fong and Abel Lee, the ‘people’ factor at work is something that money can’t buy.

By Joyce Lin

When Wong Kooi Fong, 30, an Executive Life Planner with Great Eastern Life, made her first call to a prospective client, she remembered standing outside a shopping centre, trembling and hesitating for 30 minutes before pressing the ‘dial’ button – even though the other party was her close friend.

Today, a year and a half into her job, Kooi Fong exudes a quiet confidence while recounting the incident, with nary a trace of her former self. A self-confessed introvert, you would find that this is hardly the case when you talk to her.

This same type of confidence is found in Abel Lee, 25, also an Executive Life Planner, who carries himself naturally and is experienced beyond his age.

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Great Eastern - What Do You Want in a Career?

Are you are looking for a career with excellent Career Advancement prospects, a host of Learning and Development Opportunities and a Remuneration Package that is well above the market average?

If you want a career that allows your passion, dynamism and leadership qualities to shine, a career with Great Eastern will allow you to grow and develop that potential.

With an illustrious history that spans over 100 years, Great Eastern is the largest insurance group and the market leader in Singapore and Malaysia with $45 billion in assets and 3 million policyholders. We are a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, Singapore’s longest established local bank.

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