Management Team

President & Chief Executive Officer

ZAINUDIN ISHAK, aged fifty (50), 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.

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


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.

Senior Vice President, Head Retrocession and Claims

NORFIDAH ABDULLAH is the Senior Vice President, Head of Retrocession and Claims. She holds a Master’s Degree in International 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 a Broking Firm, Takaful Operators where and held senior management positions. She joined Malaysian Re in August 2015 as Vice President & Head of Retrocession before assuming her current role in October 2017.



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).

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.


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.

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.

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.

Vice President & Head, Business Analyst

LYDIA KOH SOOK MEI graduated from Multimedia University, Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Engineering.  She has 17 years of extensive consulting experience in the domains of Banking, Insurance and Reinsurance.  She started her career as a system specialist, developing and designing e-banking business solutions. From there she advanced to Consulting with SAS and NTT Data, where she focused in the areas of business/functional consulting and project management for Business Intelligence and ERP initiatives.  During her consulting years, she provided objective advice and solutioning to help the organization to create value, maximise growth and improve business performance.  Due to her unique exposure to both technical and functional areas, she played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the business needs and the technicalities of implementing technologies and systems.  She joined Malaysian Re on 2 January 2018  as Vice President & Head, Business Analyst.


Assistant Vice President & Head, Business Risk & Compliance Management

He holds a Master of Science in Applied Actuarial Science (International Masters) from University of Kent, United Kingdom in 2013. He was also a recipient of MNRB Scholarship Fund back in 2006 and started joining Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad in July 2010, where he served as an Aviation Underwriter for a year. He then took a 2-year break to pursue his postgraduate studies and returned as an Actuarial Risk Management Executive of MNRB Holdings Berhad in October 2013. During his two and a half years’ tenure in Risk Management and Compliance department, he was involved with various areas of risk management works, mainly actuarial risk assessments for Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, MNRB Retakaful Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas Berhad. In April 2016, he was then transferred to Actuarial Services Department, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad and involved with various areas of actuarial works before assuming his current role in December 2017. Currently, he is actively pursuing his Fellowship of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) qualifications.