About Us

History & Objective

During the ASEAN Summit Meeting in 1999, the insurance regulators from the member countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – mooted the idea to establish an institute to strengthen the regional financial co-operation in the area of human resource development in insurance. The idea was to close the gap between the more established insurance markets and the teething market in the region through the provision of necessary avenues and accessibility to education, training and research relating to insurance. Through the establishment of this institute, the more advanced countries will also be facilitated in assisting their less advanced brothers through the transfer of knowledge and technical know-hows.

 

Towards the aim, the ASEAN Insurance Training and Research Institute (AITRI) was established in September 2000, during the ASEAN Insurance Regulators Meeting, as part of the region’s efforts to restore confidence, regenerate economic growth and promote regional financial stability. It was officially incorporated on 1st December 2004. The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) was mandated as the Secretariat and the Chief Executive Officer of MII was appointed as the CEO of AITRI.

 

AITRI, a non-profit organization was set up exclusively to serve as a regional network center for insurance education and research. AITRI has since been an important player towards a rapid and equitable development of the intellectual capital in the ASEAN insurance market through its three-pronged activities:  

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Registered in Malaysia, AITRI has been receiving strong support from various organizations local and international since its inception. To ensure the involvement of each member, the insurance supervisor of the member countries was appointed to be on the member of AITRI Board of Trustees. The Management Board and its Chairman shall be elected every three years by the Board of Trustees.

 
To facilitate the growth of a stable, transparent and competitive insurance market, AITRI has been vigorously pushing for the adoption of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) core principles. The adoption will ensure the implementation of standardized regulations and practices in the region’s markets, consequently smoothing cross-border collaboration and discussion.

Objectives and Commitment

The non-profit organization was set up exclusively to serve and facilitate the human resource development among the Insurance Regulators and Industry within the ASEAN region. This is achieved by providing necessary avenues and accessibility to education, training and research relating to Insurance to the member countries and its industry. In doing so, AITRI is committed:

Objective 1

To focus efforts to achieve fast-track HR development for ASEAN insurance markets

Objective 2

To achieve the economies of scale and scope for training, learning and R&D

Objective 3

To source external resources, contribution and funding

Objective 4

To form a collaborative network of partners to deliver AITRI programmes throughout ASEAN

The programmes implemented by AITRI will be demand-based and will reflect various levels of needs ranging from regional / general level to specific country needs.  AITRI will also collaborate with relevant institutions and organizations in each ASEAN market and draw upon the talents and expertise available within ASEAN and internationally in conducting its programmes.
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A non-profit organization was set up exclusively to serve as a regional network center for insurance education and research.

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Address :
5, Jalan Semantan,
Damansara Heights,
50490 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Email : aitrisecretariat@mii.org.my
Phone : +603 2087 8882
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