Regional Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific
Lockton Companies Inc
Suk-Wah Kwok has been the Asia Pacific Regional CIO of Lockton Companies since 2012. Lockton is the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm in the world, and ranked 10th overall. Worldwide, Lockon operates in over 65 offices in US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Kansas City with a history of almost 50 years, Lockton has won many awards in the insurance industry, including “Broker of Choice” and, most notably, multiple and consecutive winning of “Best Places to Work in Insurance” in various cities around the world.
Prior to Lockton, Suk-Wah worked for Lockton’s competitor Aon, which is the world’s largest insurance brokerage firm. Suk-Wah was CIO of Aon Hong Kong for over 10 years, and was instrumental in leading Aon Hong Kong to be among the first few companies in Asia to successfully migrate key IT services to a public cloud.
Suk-Wah is an experienced IT professional well known for her versatility and insightful ideas on many IT areas. Her IT career spans over 20 years, with her early years specializing in application design and development, mainly in banking, finance, and government sectors in Australia.
She was then recruited from Australia to return to Hong Kong to lead a development project for the New Chek Lap Kok Airport. After the airport move completed, Suk-Wah joined Sun Microsystems as a Project Manager, and her career focus changed from application development to network architecture and infrastructure.
After Sun, Suk-Wah held various IT management positions such as Head of IT, Asia Pacific for Baring Asset Management, and Operations Director for commercial data centers, before taking up CIO roles in insurance broking firms.
Suk-Wah graduated with a First Class Honors in Computer Science from the University of Sydney. She also holds an MBA majoring in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Since Jan 2015, Suk-Wah has been the Chairperson of the IT Management Club - a specialist club under the Hong Kong Management Association.
Putting aside IT as her major personal hobby, for community service, she is also a Senior Inspector in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force.