Board of Directors

George Oommen
Independent Non- Executive Chairman/ Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged sixty-four (64), Male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director since 7 January 2019. Member of the Nomination Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a certified Accountant by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants Malaysia and the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants Malaysia.He has thirty-six (36) years’ of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career in 1981 when he joined American International Assurance Company Ltd as an Accountant. In 1999, he joined AIG Lippo Life Insurance Company, Indonesia as Vice President-Director. He then joined TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, India, in 2001, as Managing Director.  George Oommen later joined ACE INA Holdings Inc, India as Country Head/CEO in 2001. In 2003, he joined ACE Life, Cairo, Egypt as Chairman/Managing Director. In 2005, he joined ACE India Representative Office, India as Country Head/CEO. In 2006, he joined Signtech International Sdn Bhd as Chief Executive Officer. He later joined Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), UAE in 2007 where he was appointed as the Executive Director, Business Development. In 2010, he joined MENA Dubai, UAE as CEO & General Representative, Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad), Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

Mohd Din Merican
Non-Independent Executive Director

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged fifty-six (56), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 2 March 2012. He was then re-designated as the Executive Director on 2 March 2018. Member of the Investment Committee and the Nomination 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  Operating Officer of  Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and 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 an Executive Director of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) and Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad. He is also a Director of  Sinar Seroja Berhad, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd, Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. On 23 November 2018, he was appointed as the President & CEO of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad).

Independent Non-Executive Director

MUSTAFFA AHMAD, aged sixty-three (63), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 June 2015. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Investment Committee, Risk Management Committee and 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. Also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad.

Non-Executive Director

DATIN ZAIMAH ZAKARIA, aged sixty (60), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2016. Chairman of the  Investment Committee and member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration 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. Currently, she is a member on the Board of AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad, Bank Simpanan Nasional Berhad and Impact Research Consultancy Sdn. Bhd.   

Independent Non-Executive Director

ARUL SOTHY MYLVAGANAM, aged sixty-two (62), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 July 2016. Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Member of the Nomination 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 and two (2) other private limited companies.