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Kaplan Professional Australia enters new phase of expansion in Asia-Pacific with key appointment

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Joseph Tan - new Director, Business Development, Asia at Kaplan Professional Australia

With the continued success of the High Net Worth (HNW) Certification and positive reception to the launch of the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) Certification with its partner the Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS), Kaplan Professional Australia has signified its intent to enter a new phase of expansion in Asia-Pacific with the announcement of Joseph Tan as Director, Business Development, Asia.

Previously the Head of Sales & Strategic Business Development, Independent Distribution Partners at Chubb Insurance Singapore Ltd., Joseph brings 16 years of distribution and business development experience in the life and general insurance industry to the leading education provider.

In addition to Chubb, Joseph has also held various senior roles at AXA Life Singapore, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore and American International Group.

In his new role at Kaplan Professional Australia, Joseph will be tasked with working closely with association partners such as IFPAS and the Asia Pacific Financial Services Council (APFinSA), and building on Kaplan Professional Australia’s rapidly growing number of corporate partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

While the continued growth of the HNW Certification, FChFP Certification and Ethics continuing professional development short course remains a key priority in Singapore, Joseph will also oversee the imminent launch of the FChFP Certification in Malaysia in partnership with the National Association of Malaysian Life Insurance and Family Takaful Advisors (NAMLIFA).

Kaplan Professional Australia Chief Executive Officer Brian Knight expressed his delight in Joseph’s appointment and said he would play a crucial role in opening up a broad range of corporate opportunities.

“Joseph brings to Kaplan Professional Australia a wealth of experience and an extensive network with many strong working relationships; we are thrilled to have someone of his calibre on board as we know he will play a pivotal role in our next phase of expansion in Singapore, Malaysia and Asia-Pacific more broadly.

“With Joseph’s genuine enthusiasm and passion for the industry, we look forward to seeing the excellent work that we know he will do in assisting our clients and corporate partners with their people development strategies.

“With the support of our association and corporate partners, we have continued to see tremendous growth and I am excited to see Kaplan Professional Australia establish ourselves as the leading provider of financial services education in the Asia-Pacific region,” Mr. Knight said.

Joseph said he was eager to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact with Kaplan Professional Australia.

“Education is something I have been passionate about since my school days; coupled with my core knowledge of distribution of financial services for 16 years, I look forward to being able to amalgamate my passion with my skill set to deliver excellent results.

“Kaplan Professional Australia is a renowned education provider and arguably one of the most established with its large footprint throughout the world – I am determined to help the organisation flourish in this exciting new phase of expansion in Asia-Pacific.

“I believe I will bring dedication, enthusiasm and passion to this new challenge, along with an extensive network in the financial services industry … most notably in life and general insurance,” Mr. Tan said.

Joseph Tan will be based in the Singapore office and would welcome the opportunity to discuss professional development opportunities with corporate organisations of all sizes in Singapore, Malaysia and throughout Asia- Pacific.

He can be contacted on (65) 9112 4850 or joseph.tan@kaplan.edu.au.

 


Key Facts:

Joseph Tan has been appointed as Director, Business Development, Asia at Kaplan Professional Australia.


About us:

Kaplan Professional Australia is a leading provider of financial services education. Delivering services to over 45,000 industry professionals each year, Kaplan Professional Australia is at the forefront of practical and relevant education in the country. Kaplan Professional Australia’s progressive and customer-focused approach has cemented our reputation as the trusted corporate partner to many major institutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit: www.kaplanprofessional.edu.au.


Contact details:

Tom Baldwin
M: +61 407 029 666
E: tom.baldwin@kaplan.edu.au

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