Management Team

ZAINUDIN ISHAK
President & Chief Executive Officer

ZAINUDIN ISHAK, aged forty-nine (49), Malaysian Non-Independent Executive Director since 1 April 2015.  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.

RAJINDER MOHAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer

RAJINDER MOHAN is the Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer at Malaysian Re. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom (F.C.I.I.) and a Senior Associate member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (A.N.Z.I.I.F.). He started his career as an Executive with Guardian Royal Exchange in New Zealand in February 1988 and subsequently joined the then Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad in November 1988 as an Underwriting Executive. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Business Unit 2 in April 2002. He was then transferred to Malaysian Re on 1 April 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter for Business Region 1 on 1 June 2015. He assumed his current position from 1st August 2017 being responsible over all the Business Regions

 

AHMAD NOOR AZHARI ABDUL MANAF
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 2

AHMAD NOOR AZHARI ABDUL MANAF is the Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 2. He started his career with Malaysia National Insurance (Etiqa Insurance) as a Reinsurance Executive in 1996 and since then has had the opportunity to nurture his knowledge with Hannover Re, Malaysia and Kuwait Re Far East Regional Office where he last served as the Principal Officer prior joining Malaysian Re in August 2016. He studied Investment Analysis from UiTM before completing his Diploma in Insurance (Risk Management) with MII and brings with him 20 years of reinsurance experience.

MILI MOHD YUSOF
Vice President & Head of Retakaful Division

MILI MOHD YUSOFF assumed the position as Vice President & Head of Retakaful Division . She obtained her Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute from the London School of Insurance. Whilst in the UK, she was attached to Gil y Carvajal Brokers Pte Ltd where she received training as a junior reinsurance broker. She subsequently returned to Malaysia in 1987 and thereafter, spent a major part of her career in insurance broking specializing in Oil & Gas, Marine and Specialised Risks portfolios. She was the Risk and Insurance Manager for a major Dutch oil company for a short stint before returning to the broking fraternity in 2001. In her last broking assignment, she led her team to successfully secure Malaysia’s first deepwater offshore construction project. She was also the Client Manager for the country’s ‘Angkasawan (Astronaut)’ insurance programme. A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (by examination, 1994).

ABDUL HALIM ANUAR SHARIF
Vice President & Head of Market Services

ABDUL HALIM ANUAR SHARIF is the Vice President & Head of Market Services.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 from South Dakota State University, USA.  He commenced his career with the Technical Services Department of the then Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad as Risk Engineer in 1987.  He was transferred to Voluntary Cession Department in 1996, Market Cession & Facultative Department in 1998, Marketing / Underwriting - Business Unit 1 in 2002, Retrocessions / Claims / Pools Department in 2003, transferred to Malaysian Re on 1 April 2005 and Head of Market Pools Department in May 2010.  He assumed his present position in June 2015.

 

LUA TIONG AIK
Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 4

LUA TIONG AIK is the Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 4. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1985. He commenced his insurance career as a direct underwriter in 1990 and had since held several underwriting and broking portfolios before joining Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad as a treaty underwriter in his capacity as Vice President of Business Unit 2 in October 2009. He assumed his current position in June 2015.

NORFIDAH ABDULLAH
Vice President, Head of Retrocession and Claims

NORFIDAH ABDULLAH is the Vice President, Head of Retrocession and Claims. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate Member of Chartered Insurance Institute, London. Prior to joining Malaysian Re, she had worked with Broking Firm and Takaful operators where she had held senior management positions. She has over 20 years of experience in the General and Family Takaful business. She joined Malaysian Re in August 2015 to head the retrocession team before  assuming her current role in August 2017.

 

 

FOO MEI YUEN
Vice President & Head of Business Development

FOO MEI YUEN is the Vice President  & Head of Business Development. She obtained her Insurance Associateship from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London in 1987. Started her career as an Underwriter in Engineering and moved to specialized classes like Oil & Gas, Marine and Aviation. Her portfolio later expanded into reinsurance covering facultative, treaty for both administration and technical accounting. In those later years, she held Senior Management level positions and headed underwriting and reinsurance departments. She has more than 25 years of insurance experience. She assumed her present position in August 2015.

MOHD REDZAL ABU SAMAH
Vice President, Head of Technical Accounting & Underwriting Administration

MOHD REDZAL ABU SAMAH is the Vice President, Head of Technical Accounting & Underwriting Administration . He holds a Degree in Business Administration from National University of Malaysia (UKM). He started his career as a Finance Executive with Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad in January 2002 and had  held various finance portfolios prior to his promotion as Vice President of Finance in October 2012. He was transferred to Malaysian Re on 1 June 2015 and assumed his present position on 1 August 2017.

SORAYA AZREENA BINTI ARIS @ MOHD HARIS
Acting Head of Business Risk & Compliance Management

SORAYA AZREENA is the Acting Head of Business Risk & Compliance Management. She holds a Masters in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School, London in 2011 and is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, U.S.A.  She started her career with Kurnia Asia Berhad as an Actuarial Executive in 2008 before obtaining a scholarship from MNRB Holdings Berhad to pursue her postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. Upon returning from the U.K., she joined MNRB Holdings Berhad and has since been involved in various areas of actuarial work within the group, mainly actuarial valuation, stress testing, and capital adequacy analyses for both conventional and Retakaful business. She was transferred to Actuarial Services of Malaysian Re on 1 August 2015 from MNRB Retakaful Berhad before assuming her current role in September 2017.