Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award


Pictured above: YAMA recipients of the 2021 Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award  (left to right) YAMA Winner 2021,Suy Channtharong of Forte Insurance (Cambodia) Plc; YAMA Runners Up, Panut Suttinont FSA, CERA of Muang Thai Life Assurance, Thailand; and Krittiya Chaiyasit of Road Accident Victims Protection Co. Ltd. Thailand

YAMA 2022

Submission for the 2022 Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award is now open.

The Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the insurance industry and the community at large in the ASEAN region.


The Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award (YAMA) is a project initiated by the ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) and organised by The ASEAN Insurance Training and Research Institute (AITRI) to encourage young managers within the ASEAN insurance industry to actively contribute and excel in their field of work.

This prestigious award was inspired under the spirit of ASEAN to honour outstanding young managers for their achievement, contribution and dedication to the insurance industry and to recognize their potential, talent and leadership qualities.


The objectives of the award are to:

  • recognize outstanding young managers for their achievements, contributions and dedication towards the insurance industry;
  • recognize the potential of young talents in the industry as future leaders of the ASEAN insurance economies.
  • be a role model for the future generation of insurance professionals joining the industry
  • inspire dynamic individuals to step forward to lead to be a catalyst of growth and development of the region’s insurance industry and economy at large.


  • Open to Staff of an Insurance, Takaful, Reinsurance, Retakaful, or Loss Adjusting Company.
  • Must have held a managerial role for the past 12 months
  • The highest level eligible to apply for this award is an individual reporting to a C-Suite/Senior Management
  • Last year’s winner is ineligible for consideration in the current cycle
  • The nominee must demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership qualities and significant contributions to the insurance or takaful community at large.
YAMA 2022 is open to all managers working in the insurance industry within the ASEAN Region.
The Nominee must be:
  • 40 years old and below
  • an ASEAN national.
  • a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the insurance industry.
  • competent and has shown outstanding leadership within the company and the industry.
  • innovative and creative in managing people and the business.
  • successful in undertaking difficult management or business challenges.
  • successful in promoting a positive image of the industry.
The judges for this award comprises of leaders in the ASEAN insurance industry. All entries will be evaluated by the panel judges. Three finalists will be shortlisted and announced on YAMA microsite. The finalist will be invited to attend a selection interview with all the judging panel.
  • All entries must be written in English.

  • Answer all essay questions in the nomination form in not more than 2500 words. Closing date for YAMA 2022 is on 3 June 2022.

  • Entries may include additional supporting document such as certificates of achievements.

  • All entries will be treated as confidential, however, the Organizer reserves the right to publish positive extracts from winning entries.

  • The decision of the judging panel is final.

The Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award 2022 is NOW OPEN for nomination. We are inviting all ASEAN young insurance managers to enroll in YAMA 2022. Deadline for nominations is 3 June 2022. For further information, contact The AITRI Secretariat at

Past Winners & Finalists




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