Board of Directors


DATO SHARKAWI ALIS, aged seventy (70), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 31 March 2005 and was subsequently appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 3 September 2007. Member of the Nomination Committee. He is a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, London where he was called in 1971. He served in the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service in various capacities for eleven (11) years before he was appointed as Group Legal Adviser of Malaysian Mining Corporation Berhad in August 1982. In January 1997, he joined the Securities Commission, Malaysia as Director of Market Supervision and subsequently as Director of Corporate Resources Division till March 2003. Also Chairman of MNRB, Takaful IKHLAS, MRT, Labuan Re and MRDL, a Director of MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, MIDF Property Berhad, Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd., Permodalan Satok Berhad and Yayasan Hartanah Bumiputera Sarawak.

President & Chief Executive Officer

ZAINUDIN ISHAK, aged fifty (50), Malaysian. Non-Independent Executive Director since 1 April 2015. Member of the Investment Committee. An Associate member of Malaysian Insurance (AMII) since 1994. He started his career as Executive at Trust International Insurance Sdn Bhd in 1989. He joined Commerce Assurance Berhad (now CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad) in 1994 and appointed CEO in 2006.  In 2009, he then joined HSBC Amanah Takaful Berhad as Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. He served as Chairman of Malaysian Takaful Association until early 2015. Also a Director of Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd., Financial Park (Labuan) Sdn Bhd and MMIP Services Sdn Bhd.

Mohd Din Merican
Board Member

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged fifty-five (55), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 2 March 2012. Member of the Investment Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Insurance Institute since 1991. He has thirty (30) years' experience in the insurance industry and has held key management positions in various insurance, insurance broking and reinsurance firms including being the Principal Officer & General Manager of SCOR Switzerland Ltd., Labuan Branch. Prior to joining MNRB, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad. Formerly member of Management Committee of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, National Insurance Association of Malaysia and President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. Also a Director of MNRB, MRT, Takaful IKHLAS, Labuan Re, MRDL and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

Independent Non-Executive Director

MUSTAFFA AHMAD, aged sixty-one (61), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 June 2015. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee and the Audit Committee.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Statistics from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1978. He has worked for several insurance companies since 1978 and then joined Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad as Senior Manager in 1989. He assumed various other roles whilst he was in Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad. Following MNRB Group restructuring exercise in 2005, he was transferred to Malaysian Re and was appointed the Chief Operating Officer until 2010. He currently sits as director in two other companies, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad and Amanah International Finance Sdn Bhd. Also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad.

Independent Non-Executive Director

MD ADNAN MD ZAIN, aged fifty-eight (58), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 June 2015. He obtained Bachelor of Economics from University Putra Malaysia and Registered Financial Planning from Malaysian Financial Planning Council. He began his career in the banking industry with Standard Chartered Bank in 1981 where he served in various operations including senior positions as the Regional Manager and the Head, Global Electronic Banking. He was appointed as the CEO of MCIS ZURICH Insurance Berhad in 2006 and was elected as President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (“LIAM”) for 2 terms in 2009/2010 and 2010/2011. He was also the Chairman of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Berhad and currently, he is a member on the Board of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, Kuwait Finance House Berhad and Malaysian Insurance Institute.

Non-Executive Director

DATIN ZAIMAH ZAKARIA, aged fifty-eight (58), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2016. Chairman of the  Risk Management Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. She obtained a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang in 1981, and in 2003, she obtained a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from International Islamic University, Malaysia, Gombak. She started her career in Bank Bumiputra (Malaysia) Berhad as an Accountant and had since served in various divisions of three (3) other banks prior to her appointment as the Executive Vice President, Head of Group Strategic Business and Regional Integration as well as Group Treasury and Global Markets of RHB Bank Berhad in 2008. She had also been a Director of Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd representing the RHB Banking Group. She has accumulated more than thirty (30) years of experience in Commercial, Investment and Islmic Banking. Her field of expertise include treasury management, capital and money market investments, funding and liquidity management, and also strategic planning.

Independent Non-Executive Director

ARUL SOTHY MYLVAGANAM, aged sixty (60), Male, Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 July 2016. Member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. Also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Australia and Certified Financial Planner of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He completed his articleship in London and gained commercial experience in other United Kingdom companies. He had also served in Ernst & Young as Senior Manager of Audit before being appointed as the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan Sdn Bhd. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Group Chief Operating Officer of PNB Commercial Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad before he commenced his own financial consultancy practice. Also a Director of MNRB.