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 Underwriter, of Business Region 1

RAJINDER MOHAN is the Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 1. 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 transferred to Malaysian Re on 1 April 2005 and assumed his present position on 1 June 2015

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.

NOOR REZAN MAT ZAM
Vice President & Head of Treaty Data Pool/ Facultative Administration/ Technical Accounts

NOOR REZAN MAT ZAM is the Vice President & Head of Treaty Data Pool/ Facultative Administration/ Technical Accounts . He graduated with Advanced Diploma in Business Studies (Insurance) from the MARA University of Technology in 1986 and holds a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Keele University, United Kingdom. He obtained his Associateship of Chartered Insurance Institute, United kingdom (ACII) and granted the Associate Member of Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII) in 1987. He joined Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad in June 1986 as an Underwriting Executive and seconded to the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) as PIAM Inspectorate in 1987. He was transferred back to MNRB’s Underwriting Department in 1997, Malaysian Re Berhad’s Business Unit 2 in 2002 and Domestic Treaties Department in 2010. He assumed his current position in June 2015. He has more than 30 years of experiences in insurance.

NORFIDAH ABDULLAH
VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF RETROCESSION

NORFIDAH ABDULLAH  is the Vice President  & Head of Retrocession. 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, Sime Insurance Broker followed by Takaful Malaysia as Head of Claims Division and Sun Life Malaysia as Head of Claims and Retakaful. She has over 20 years of experience in the Life Assurance, General and Family Takaful. She joined Malaysian Re in August 2015 to Head the retrocession team. She facilitates the process of procurement of new or renewal of the Company’s Retrocession Programs.

 

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.