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Aviva Singlife hires Kim Rosenkilde as Group CIO

13th April 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Aviva Singlife Holdings Pte, the holding company established following the merger of Aviva and Singapore Life Pte, has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as Group Chief Investment Officer.

handshake-close-up-photoRosenkilde brings over 30 years in financial markets, and last year had acted as an advisor to Singlife on its investment and risk management strategy throughout 2020.

His appointment to the new entity builds on this effort as he leads Aviva Singlife Holdings’ investment management activities and integrates the processes of Aviva Singapore and Singlife.

He will report to Walter de Oude, Deputy Chairman and Interim Group Chief Executive Officer at Aviva Singlife Holdings, and become a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Rosenkilde, said: “I am incredibly proud to be joining the combined entity of Aviva Singapore and Singlife and its fantastic team at such a unique time in history.

“With prevailing market uncertainty, financial institutions need to establish guardrails and measures that protect the wealth of their customers, while also creating room for fund managers to capture growth opportunities as markets recover.

“I approach this task with a great sense of responsibility, humility, and awareness of the role the Aviva Singlife brand will play as a homegrown insurer that is well-embedded in the fabric of Singapore’s society.”

Deputy Chairman and Interim Group Chief Executive Officer Walter de Oude added: “Aviva Singlife Holdings is combining the best of tech with sound financial advice to create unique offerings for Singapore and Southeast Asia.

“Beneath these offerings come rigorous investment and risk management capabilities which ensure we continue to support the financial journeys of customers who have entrusted their wealth with us.

“It is a privilege to have Kim’s continued expertise and leadership in this process as we unite the two entities under one trusted homegrown brand.”

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