Walter de Oude

Founder & Chief Executive Officer



Starting out as an actuary, there is very little that Walter de Oude does not know about life insurance. As the founder and CEO of Singapore Life, he has achieved what many thought to be an almost impossible task - starting a life insurance company from scratch. This is a role for which he is very well suited - having had diverse experience in the industry in a variety technical actuarial roles with reinsurers and consulting firms, product development, marketing and C-Suite roles. Prior to starting Singapore Life, Mr de Oude was CEO of HSBC Insurance (Singapore), a member of the HSBC Bank Exco, and on the Board of HSBC Asset Management. He has lived in Singapore predominantly since 2000, and considers Singapore to be his long term home.

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Singapore Life’s Mission Possible to Reinvent the Life Insurance Model Actuary turned entrepreneur Walter de Oude has reason to be pleased. In less than two years since it began operations, Singapore Life, the new life insurance disruptor he founded and heads, has taken the local market by storm. But de Oude is not resting on his laurels, as Singapore Life has new vi....

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Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Independent Wealth Management Forum 2019

We were delighted to host our 7th annual event in Singapore for the Independent Wealth Management Community.

More than 500 CEOs, COOs, Independent Asset managers and other senior practitioners attended – from a mix of local and international Private...