AIA One Billion Story

Damien Tan’s Story

2024 dot 3-min read

“Balance isn’t merely juggling life’s demands; it’s the art of harmonising them to create a symphony of fulfilment”

Damien Tan
Chief Executive Officer
AIA Financial Advisers (Singapore)

I'm Damien Tan, Chief Executive Officer at AIA Financial Advisers, and my journey in the financial and insurance industry spans over 26 years. It’s been a profound and rewarding experience, seeing how this industry have played a pivotal role in safeguarding individuals and businesses during their most challenging times, and I’m truly honoured to be part of this meaningful endeavour of helping others to live healthier, longer, and better lives.

For me, it's not just a job; it's a journey of continuous growth and service. Leading a vibrant and youthful team and driving the new generation of financial consultants requires fresh perspective and a commitment to guiding them toward success. It’s about empowering them with the right opportunities to excel in their careers and conquer challenges. That’s why I consistently encourage them to refine their skills and push past their limitations, drawing inspiration from the profound impact we make on people’s lives.

Beyond the confines of the boardroom, I wear another hat—one that's even more important to me. I'm a father to three incredible children, and my heart finds joy in the art of cooking. Our kitchen is not just a place to prepare meals; it's where we come together as a family to create unforgettable experiences.

Weekends are our culinary adventures. We explore new recipes, from exotic international dishes to cherished family classics. Cooking is more than just nourishing our bodies; it's about nourishing our souls and building cherished family traditions. It's an opportunity to teach my children valuable life skills and express my love for them through the language of food.

In both my roles, whether as a leader steering a company toward success or as a father fostering love and togetherness, I've come to realise that balance is the secret ingredient to a fulfilling life. It’s the foundation upon which we build healthier, longer, and better lives for ourselves and our loved ones. My hope is to inspire everyone around me especially the next-gen leaders to dream bigger, push harder, and lead a more fulfilling life. Together, let’s harmonise life’s demands and create a symphony of fulfilment for all.