ICSB, International Certification & Standards Board (2023/2025)
The International Certification and Standards Board (ICSB) is a standing committee of APFinSA which governs the professional certifications and education pathways of the association. It incorporates curriculum for Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP), Associate Chartered Financial Practitioner (AChFP) and Chartered Life Practitioner (ChLP) designations for the financial practitioners in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. S.K. Samy
Mr. S. Kolandasamy
Hailing from across the causeway, Mr S. Kolandasamy has an extensive list of awards under his name within the insurance industry. Despite graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he has taken a different career path and has not looked back since. Known as Mr SK Samy in the industry, he is a veteran with more than 40 years of experience as a financial practitioner which has yielded an agency with an immensely high retention rate of 95 percent.
Mr SK Samy holds various designations such as MII.LUTCF. USA, FCLP, ChLP, FChFP, RFP and is a Million Dollar Producers Club Qualifier, and Million Dollar Round Table U.S.A Qualifier, Million Dollar Agency Qualifier, and Supremacy Awards Qualifier.
The Past President of National Association of Malaysian Life Insurance and Family Takaful Advisors (NAMLIFA), Mr SK Samy has also attained numerous accolades such as qualifying for the Million Dollar Producers Club on four occasions, qualifying for the MDRT (USA) twice and achieving the Million Dollar Agency award 16 times. Mr SK Samy’s track record includes :
Senior Group Sales Manager of Great Eastern Assurance & Life Takaful
Past President of National Association of Life Insurance Field Force and Advisers
Past President of Education, Welfare and Research Foundation of Malaysia
AMTC Moderator for Malaysia Insurance Institute
Associates Trainer for Great Eastern Assurance Life
Lecturer of Malaysia Financial Planning Council
Founder Chairman of Progressive Planners
Speaker for Asia Pacific Life Insurance Council (APLIC)
Mr SK Samy has served faithfully in Asia Pacific Financial Services Association (APFinSA) in the following positions:
Hon Secretary of APFinSA (2009-2013)
Vice Chairman of APFinSA (2013-2015)
Chairman of APFinSA (2015-2017)
Chairman of APFinSA (2017-2019)
Immediate Past Chairman of APFinSA (2019-2021)
ICSB Chairman of APFinSA (2019-2021)
Mr SK Samy has been nominated as ICSB Chairman of APFinSA for 2021-2023.
Mr Banyong Witayaweerasak has a wealth of experience in the financial industry and has worked in the insurance field for 35 years. He is actively involved in many social activities and projects serving the community in Thailand. After graduating from the faculty of Pharmacy, Mr. Banyong Witayaweerasak worked as a volunteer in public health for a year before joining AIA in 1985.
Mr Banyong was in the Committee of a public company, Community Pharmacy Public Company Limited, for more than 10 years. He has been invited to serve in Education working groups from both the office of Insurance Commission and Thai Life Assurance Association. Mr Banyong is a business columnist for a leading business newspaper in Thailand. He has written many articles about financial and business issues for more than 20 years and he is the author of a pocket book named “Financial Fraud”.
He was the President of Thai Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (THAIFA) from 2009 to 2011. During his term, he revitalized the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) course which is now very popular among Thai insurance agents. Currently, Mr Banyong is the Advisor to THAIFA Board. He also serves as the Advisor of the International Certification and Standard Board (also referred to as the ICSB) which is a key standing committee of APFinSA, governing the FChFP curriculum.
Mr Banyong holds 3 designations, FChFP ChLP and RFC. He was the founder of “ThaiFinancialAdvisor.com” which is the very first financial planning web site in Thailand. He has worked in Insurance field for more than 34 years. At present, Mr Banyong is a Senior District Manager in AIA (Thailand).
Mr Banyong Witayaweerasak has served in the Asia Pacific Financial Services Association (APFinSA) during the following terms:
Honorary Treasurer for term 2015-2019
Chairman for term 2019-2021
Currently he serves in the APFinSA Board as its Immediate Past Chairman. He is also Advisor to ICSB for the term 2021/2023.
Mr Teo Kok Chuan 张国全 is a currently a Director of Financial Services with Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, Singapore, from which he joined since 1979. With over 40 years of experience in Singapore life insurance, he has agency sales and management experience.
Mr Teo Kok Chuan is very much involved in Great Eastern, with the following credentials:
Great Eastern Life Honours Club Life Member
Great Eastern Life Honours Club Double Qualifier (Producer & Manager)
Many years of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Qualifying Member
Appointed as a Consultant of Insurance and Financial Practitioners
Association of Taiwan from 2003 – 2006
Appointed Speaker at 7thand 11th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress.
Founding President of Great Eastern Wan Cheng Hui.
Founding Chairman of GE Alliance Agency Finergy Connect
With his vast knowledge, Mr Teo Kok Chuan is a qualified lecturer of FChFP and CFP (China). He is a much sought after motivational speaker for both local and overseas insurance associations in the region, like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Malaysia.
He is an active speaker in Taiwan, often invited to speak at mega conferences and congresses. Mr Teo was the appointed speaker at Taichung and Taipei International Life Insurance Congress, LUA (Taiwan) Sales Congress 2004 and Taiwan’s largest press company, China Times International Life Insurance Sales Congress in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He has lectured and provided training sessions at Taiwan Prudential, Cathay Life, Shinkong Life, Nanshan Life, Mass Mutual as well as ING.
Likewise in China, Mr Teo Kok Chuan has given talks at Citic-Prudential of Guangzhou and China Life. He conducted numerous insurance training programmes for Tai Kang Life, Beijing Life Insurance Association and China Finance Management Association.
Closer to home, he was a speaker for many major insurance companies in Malaysia, such as MAA Insurance, Hong Leong Life and Allianz Life. At the same time, he was a speaker in Thailand Prudential Annual Sales Congress 2005.
Mr Teo Kok Chuan is also active in community projects in Singapore, having participated at public seminars, educating and delivering the concept of Basic Financial Planning and Medical Protection Plan to the masses at community centres and Grassroot Club. He was also involved in IFPAS Medishield life project from 2016 -2016, and appointed as the Ambassador of Nee Soon GRC.
He possessed professional qualifications in Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP), CFP (China) as well as a Diploma in Life Insurance.
Mr Teo Kok Chuan has served as ICBS Member for 2019/2021. He is currently serving APFinSA as a Member of ICSB for the term 2021/2023.
Mr Paul Chan is a Director of Financial Services at Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, Singapore, managing an agency of 30 associates. Mr Paul Chan has been in the financial services industry since the late 1980s and has achieved MDRT qualifications a number of times.
Mr Paul Chan has served in the Insurance Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS) since 1999, first as a sub-committee member, and then as a Vice President, and eventually elected as President of IFPAS from 2004-2005.
He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter CLU professional designation and is a Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner FChFP. He also holds an MBA qualification.
Since 2009, Mr Paul Chan has served as a committee member of the International Certification and Standard Board (ICSB) which is a key standing committee of APFinSA. He was ICSB Chairman from 2013-2019. He teaches extensively in the FChFP (Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner) curriculum and other agency management programs in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.
Mr Paul Chan has served as ICBS Member for 2019/2021. Currently he continues to serve in APFinSA as a Member of ICSB for the term 2021/2023.
After graduating with a business degree in 1990, Mr. Mongkol Lusamlit joined AIA as a full-time insurance agent until today. Mr. Mongkol has accumulated over 29 years of experience in the finance and insurance industry. During his stint as an insurance agent, he has shown exemplary performance and achieved many awards and qualifications for instant MDRT, COT, Hall of Honour, Hall of Fame, Premier Agency and many more. Mr.Mongkol was also recognized for his leadership qualities and he was promoted to a Senior District Director in 2012.
Foreseeing the changes in Thailand insurance industry, Mr. Mongkol decided to slowly make a transition of his team from being just an insurance agent to becoming a financial advisor. Later, he founded WDC Group, a financial consulting company, which has grown to be recognized for its professional advisors and client-oriented services. Through his success, Mr.Mongkol brought changes to the Thailand insurance industry.
Mr. Mongkol holds 3 designations, Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP), ChLP and RFC. He was sought to be one of the course coordinator for FChFP in Thailand. He was also appointed as an Ambassador of AIA Linked, a President of AIA FA Ambassador and AIA Senior Agency Consultant (Thailand).
Mr.Mongkol is also the author of 2 best-selling Financial Planning books – “Whole Life Financial Planning” and “All Answer of Personal Financial Planning”. Mr. Mongkol who is known for his financial knowledge and experience, is often invited to be a guest speaker at many organizations, events and TV programs. He is actively engaging with the community, answering enquiries, providing suggestions and valuable insights regarding the financial industry. Mr. Mongkol has gain more attention as he recently released an online course called How To Be Financial Advisor.
Mr. Mongkol’s vision is to bring changes and improvements to the insurance and financial industry. He is determined to always be updated on the latest news and updates in the financial world. He will continue to embrace changes and implement new strategies and thoughts in the insurance and financial advisory industry in Thailand.
Mr. Mongkol Lusalmit has served as ICBS Member for 2019/2021. He is currently serving APFinSA as a Member of ICSB for the term 2021/2023.
Mr Krit Vanichdejochai is a Managing Director of Wealth Engineer Co Ltd, Thailand since 2018. After graduating with an Engineering degree in 2007, Mr. Krit Vanichdejochai joined Toyota Motor in Japan. He embraced the Japanese “Human Economic Value” while working with Japanese and its culture.
He completed the AIA Financial Advisor Program in 2016 and became a Trainer. He was also a course lecturer for FChFP (Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner) courses by APFinSA from 2018-2022.
Currently, Mr. Krit Vanichdejochai holds 2 designations, Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) and Chartered Life Practitioner (ChLP). He is in the committee ofGAMA Thailand as well as a Director of Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) courses in THAIFA. He also trained new trainers and mentors for the program.
Mr. Krit created financial applications for insurance agents using FChFP’s principles (e.g. Balance sheet, Cashflow, Financial Ratio etc.) namely an app called Wealth Navi which financial advisors can apply on their Thai clients. Since 2020, the app is an instant planning tool for financial advisors to share free templates which can be used during FChFP class.
Mr. Krit Vanichdejochai organized the APFinSA Awards 2023 in Thailand. He is currently serving APFinSA as a Member of ICSB for the term 2023/2025.