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Board of Directors

George Oommen
Independent Non- Executive Chairman/ Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, Male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director since 7 January 2019. Member of the Nomination Committee, Risk Management Committee and Investment 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. Chairman of Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd. Also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

Zaharudin Daud
Non-Independent Executive Director

ZAHARUDIN DAUD, Male, Malaysian, a Non-Independent Executive Director since 23 November 2020. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is also the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of MNRB Holdings Berhad (“MNRB”). He obtained Advanced Diploma in Business Studies from Institut Teknologi Mara and is an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) since 1992. He started his career in an insurance Broking house and has exposures in Sales and Marketing, Operations, Retail Underwriting and Product Design in his thirty (30) years’ experience in the general insurance business. He was also the Management Committee member of the Persatuan Insuran Am Malaysia (PIAM) and Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) until 2018, and was also a Board member of ISM Insurance Services Malaysia Berhad (ISM) until August 2020. In early 2010, he was redeployed to Singapore to be the Principal Officer of Etiqa Singapore before returning to Malaysia to assume the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad in September 2014.  Prior to joining MNRB Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa General Takaful Berhad from January 2018 to August 2020. He was also appointed as a Director of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 23 November 2020. Also a Director of Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

Non-Executive Director

DATIN ZAIMAH ZAKARIA, Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2016. Chairman of the  Investment Committee. Member of the Audit 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.   

Khalid Sufat
Independent Non-Executive Director

KHALID SUFAT, Male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member of the Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is a fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has considerable experience in the banking industry having held several senior positions, namely, Managing Director of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, General Manager, Consumer Banking of Malayan Banking Berhad and Executive Director of United Merchant Finance Berhad. He had previously managed three (3) listed companies as Executive Director of Tronoh Mines Malaysia Berhad, as Deputy Executive Chairman of Furqan Business Organisation Berhad and as Group Managing Director of Seacera Tiles Berhad. Also a Director of Employees Provident Fund, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad and MNRB Holdings Berhad.


Velayudhan Harikes
Independent Non-Executive Director

VELAYUDHAN HARIKES, Male, Singaporean, Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2021. Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. Member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and has considerable experience in the insurance industry having held leadership roles in South East Asia and the Middle  East. He began his career in 1979 when he joined the New India Assurance Company where he served in a variety of roles including as Assistant Manager for Reinsurance / Aviation and Country Manager (Bahrain). In 1992, he joined Dubai National Insurance as Technical and Reinsurance Manager. He was then appointed as the Assistant General Manager of Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company in 1993. Velayudhan Harikes later joined Swire Blanch Asia (Pte) Ltd, Singapore in 1998 as General Manager and subsequently Director and Principal Officer. In 2000, he became the President Director / CEO of PT Asuransi Aegis, Indonesia and thereafter was appointed as the President Director / CEO of FPG Insurance, Indonesia in 2007. He was the Regional CEO and Managing Director, Asia of Howden Broking Group from 2013 to 2016 before he commenced his own insurance consultancy practice upon retirement.