Wee Tiong Howe
Tiong Howe is widely considered the father of financial planning, having achieved national and regional recognition and success in the financial planning industry and insurance profession for over 40 years. As Chairman of IPPFA, he has recorded many firsts and overseen many changes for the betterment of the industry.
Over the years, Tiong Howe has assumed numerous industry and professional leadership roles. He was president of Life Underwriters Association of Singapore (today IFPAS) and was also the founding president of the Singapore Society of Financial Services Professionals. Under his leadership as President of LUA (IFPAS), he established the formation of the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Council, today known as Asia Pacific Financial Services Association, the largest conference of financial planning and insurance practitioners in Asia Pacific.
Tiong Howe has mentored and coached financial planning advisers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and has spoken at numerous industry conferences and seminars in the region. He was the first in the region to earn the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from the American Society. His experience and expertise put him in good stead when he decided to set out on his own and established IPP Financial Advisers in 1983 to serve professional and wealthy clients in advance insurance planning, comprehensive financial planning and global investments advisory services.