Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has a wealth of experience in financial services globally which blends local expertise and understanding with the knowledge and experience in international markets.



Yap Chee Keong, Chairman of PIAS

Mr Yap is the Chairman of PIAS and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Singlife with Aviva. Mr Yap is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Olam International, Sembcorp Industries, Shangri-La Asia, Ensign Infosecurity, Mediacorp and Pacific International Lines. He was the Executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited and the Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Power Group. He worked in various senior management roles in multinational and listed companies and was previously a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee. 

Yap Chee Keong Profile

Pearlyn Phau, Director

A veteran in the financial services industry, Pearlyn has held various senior leadership roles within DBS Group, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Group Head of Consumer Products, Marketing and Ecosystem Partnerships at DBS group with an exceptional track record of executing key strategies and business transformation initiatives across regional retail and wealth franchises, including being a key driver of emerging digital banking strategies and DBS’ principal bancassurance partnerships.

She has deep knowledge across a wide spectrum of financial products and services and is a strong leader with a digital mindset and a demonstrable track record in transformation strategies and operational execution.

Pearlyn Phua PIAS Profile

Pavan Virmani, Director

Mr Virmani oversees all sales and distribution channels for the company. He joined Aviva in 2006. Pavan has worked across a variety of P&L management, Distribution, Strategy and Merger and Acquisition roles in Southeast Asia and Oceania in the last 20 years. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA from the University of Melbourne. 

Pavan Virmani PIAS Profile

Lionel King, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr King has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, particularly in Singapore, with a proven track record in multiple leadership roles. He joined PIAS following more than five very successful years at Prudential Singapore. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious title – IBF Distinguished Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore. Mr King worked closely with MAS and LIA in the implementation of the FAIR recommendations.

Lionel King PIAS Profile