Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa 榮譽工商管理博士學位

Year of Award



Dr Edmund Tse is the Non-executive Chairman of the AIA Group Limited, and the Chairman of the AIA Foundation. Throughout his long-time career in the insurance industry, Dr Tse was named President and CEO of AIA, and later the Senior Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) (the then member company of AIG). He was responsible for overseeing the group’s global life insurance operations.

Dr Tse has been credited for bringing breakthroughs to the insurance industry, successfully introducing the agency system in Taiwan in 1970, and in China in 1992. The system remains a primary distribution channel in the industry. He was also the longest-serving member of the Insurance Advisory Committee where he provided professional advice to foster the development of the insurance industry. As the Chairman of the AIA Foundation and the Edmund & Peggy Tse Foundation, Dr Tse staunchly support charity works by overseeing fund allocation to a variety of programmes relating to education, community and medical institutions.

Dr Tse’s exceptional contributions to the insurance industry and the society earn him various honours and awards, including the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2001, and the honorary fellowship and the honorary Doctorate of Social Sciences conferred by The University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He was inducted into the prestigious Insurance Hall of Fame in 2003, becoming the first Chinese person to receive this honour, and was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pacific Insurance Conference in 2017.

Dr Tse was awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa by Lingnan University.



Dr Edmund TSE Sze-Wing, GBS 謝仕榮博士, GBS