Our Mentor



Eva IP

Eva IP

Director 
VA Training & Consulting Ltd


Career
Eva Ip is an experienced senior executive with a strong strategic insurance and finance background. She has been country CEO, regional and country CFO, country COO, regional Chief Internal Auditor and board member for subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific region for Zurich Insurance Group over a period of twenty years. Since 2012, Eva has provided career coaching to MBA graduates at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in addition to management and finance training to large corporates in Hong Kong including, inter alia, Sun Hung Kai Properties, MTR, Maxim’s Group.

Job History
1. VA Training & Consulting Ltd – Director
-Leadership, management and finance training, management and career coaching (alone or in partnership with other training and coaching organisations)
-First- Aviva Life Company Taiwan – Independent non-executive board director (since Jun 2017 - date)

2. Zurich Insurance Company (Taiwan) Ltd. – President & CEO, Board Director (Jan 2015-Feb 2017)

3. Zurich Insurance Company APAC region (Jul 2010- Dec 2014)
-Part-time Senior Consultant for selected M&A projects in APAC region
-Non-executive Board Director – MCIS Zurich, Malaysia; Zurich Insurance China; Zurich Insurance Taiwan
- Director of VA Training & Consulting Ltd – coaching, leadership, finance and management training

4. Zurich Insurance Company Greater China & SE Asia Region - Finance Director/CFO (Jan 2007 – Jun 2010)

5. Zurich Insurance Company Hong Kong – General Manager/CFO & COO (May 2001- Dec 2006)

6. Zurich Insurance Company Hong Kong – Head of Corporate Planning & Development/ General Manager/Financial Controller (Oct 1997- May 2001)

7. Eagle Star Insurance Asia region- Chief Internal Auditor (Dec 1996-Sept 1997)

8. PWC London – Promotion per Audit Financial Services career ladder to Senior Manager (1987 – 1996)

Services/Charities/Hobbies
- Regular support – Worldwide Fund for Nature, World Vision Hong Kong, Medecins Sans Frontieres, World Children’s Fund, Greenpeace
- History, travelling, swimming, walking

Education/Professional qualifications
- Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales
- Licentiate member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
- B.A. (Hons) in Accounting – University of Kent, Canterbury