The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) has opened a new office in Singapore as its regional Asia-Pacific headquarters. This is in coordination with the US MDRT headquarters and satellite offices in China and India.
MDRT has opened the new Asia-Pacific headquarters office in Singapore to better coordinate global efforts to improve member resources and benefits.
On the decision to open the Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore now, Stephen Stahr, CEO of MDRT, said nine APAC markets are in the top 10 markets by MDRT membership. The APAC headquarters will provide a closer link to the MDRT global headquarters for regional MDRT members and propel new MDRT initiatives for 2024 and beyond.
Carol Kheng, MDRT Second Vice President, said: “The opening of MDRT Asia-Pacific headquarters underpins MDRT’s commitment to the industry.
“As the region’s population is increasingly aware of their need and options for financial protection, the new office aims to provide members with deeper and quicker access to knowledge, skills, advice and best practices so they can better empower clients to make informed decisions.”
The new Singapore office will support Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) events in the Asia-Pacific region, including the 2023 MDRT Global Conference in Singapore on 27-30 August. The event will feature sessions presented by leading financial professionals and inspiring leaders, networking opportunities for members, sessions for MDRT Global Services members, and more.
Key staff members
MDRT has invested in new staff members to support the operations of the new office to elevate member experiences in the Asia-Pacific region. Gina van Dijk will serve as the new Senior Director of Global Markets, and Nicole Squires will be the new Senior Director of Business Development. Both leaders have strong backgrounds in global relations and business, and will play key roles in the support and expansion of MDRT professional resources for its large Asian member base.
van Dijk said: “The Asia-Pacific is a region of critical importance to the future of MDRT as an association, and I look forward to helping financial advisers and insurance agents reap the full benefits of their MDRT membership.”
Squires, a former financial adviser and MDRT member, said: “I am ecstatic to be making this transition from MDRT member to MDRT staff. I’m honoured to be part of the efforts to continue delivering even better resources to members in all three MDRT Family of Brands associations.”
The MDRT Family of Brands provides opportunities for financial services professionals at every stage of their career. Through MDRT, the MDRT Academy and MDRT Global Services, the MDRT Family of Brands helps the best and brightest elevate their success, build a community of excellence, and live rich and meaningful lives.
About Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 700 companies in 80 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.
As of 2023, MDRT has nearly 86,000 members in 80 regions.