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PIRA’s Santos and Rellosa elected as IIAP Trustees

The present Chairman and Executive Director of the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) are now part of the Board of Trustees of the Insurance Institute for Asia and the Pacific (IIAP).

Elected to serve as IIAP’s Trustees for the next three years were PIRA’s Chairman Mr. Allan R. Santos and Executive Director Mr. Michael F. Rellosa along with three other insurance industry stalwarts, namely, Ms. Herminia S. Jacinto, Ms. Esther C. Tan, and Mr. Melecio C. Mallillin.

This is the first time that Mr. Santos and Mr. Rellosa will be serving the IIAP as Trustees. Ms.  Jacinto, Ms. Tan and Mr. Mallillin, on the other hand, have all been regulars in the IIAP Board and, Ms. Jacinto and Mr. Mallillin have even served as President or Chairperson, respectively, in past years.

Other IIAP Trustees who have been elected in previous years and will still be serving this year are Ms. Nina D. Aguas, Ms. Evelyn Carada, Ms. Joli Co Wu, Ms. Eden R. Tesoro, Mr. Celestino L. Ang, Mr. Renato A. Vergel De Dios, Mr. Armand Pesigan,  Mr. Edgardo D. Rosario, Mr. Albert Santos. and Mr. Enrique M. Zalamea.

IIAP Executive Director Francisco D. Papa said the Institute is honored to have these respected leaders in the life and non-life insurance sectors as Trustees.

“This year’s Board of Trustees is an all-star cast of the best and the brightest in Philippine insurance. The IIAP is truly honored to have them,” he said.

Mr. Papa said Mr. Santos and Mr. Rellosa are expected to contribute important insights from their own fields of expertise such as reinsurance for Mr. Santos, and insurance operations and professional education for Mr. Rellosa.

Mr. Santos is the President and CEO of the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines and the present chairman of the Reinsurance Working Group of the ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC).

Mr. Rellosa, meanwhile, retired two years ago as President and COO of Fortune General Insurance Corporation. Concurrently, he is serving as Executive Director of PIRA and chairman of the association’s Education and Public Relations Committee and also the Education Committee of the AIC.

The IIAP is introducing major changes this year as the insurance industry evolves to a “better normal. 

“We strive to develop and deliver courses that are relevant to the needs of our industry not only for the present but more so for the future,” Mr. Papa said.   # # #


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