Aon Singapore 2020 Round the Island Paddle
A team of 31 Aon colleagues and business partners embarked on an expedition to paddle round the island of Singapore in three outrigger boats, covering 140 km – with the aim to set a new local record. Aon partnered with the Singapore Paddle Club, which supplied the boats and coached the team in the days leading up to the event.
The team included Aon colleagues and business partners from Asia, namely Allianz, Asia Capital Re, Allied World Assurance Company, AXA XL, Canopius, HDI, Kennedys, Liberty International Insurance, Lloyd’s, Swiss Re, TransRe, and Zurich Insurance Company.
Since October 2019, the team has held 35 rigorous practice sessions with another 30 sessions planned− including a 24-hour practice session in February 2020 − in the run up to the main event.
The efforts are a part of Aon’s attempt to raise S$275,000 in total to benefit local (Singapore Children’s Society) and international (The Nicholson Memorial Fund of The Atlas Foundation) charities working for abused and underprivileged children in Asia.
“At the heart of Aon’s work is a mission to empower economic and human possibility,” said Geoff Lambrou, CEO, Specialty Broking & Operational Excellence, Asia, Aon. “By taking on this challenge, we want to do our part in helping vulnerable children thrive in the face of abuse and adversity.”