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Management Team

President & Chief Executive Officer

ZAINUDIN ISHAK, Malaysian. President & Chief  Executive Officer of Malaysian Re 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. Also a Director of Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd, MMIP Services Sdn Bhd and Financial Park (Labuan) Sdn Bhd.

Chief Underwriting Officer

RAJINDER MOHAN is the 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 1 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.



Senior Vice President & Head of Malaysian Re Retakaful Division

Mohammad Nizam Yahya holds the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Malaysian Re Retakaful Division. He joins Malaysian Re on 1 November 2018 bringing on board more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector industry with special focus on family takaful and life insurance business. Prior to joining, he was with Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd as a Client Manager managing the said entity's global family retakaful business from its Kuala Lumpur branch specifically responsible for the South East Asia market. He received his BSc. Actuarial Science degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK in 1993. He started his career with Prudential Malaysia and thereafter worked at a few life insurance companies and takaful operators in areas of actuarial services, product development and pricing as well as marketing management.


Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 1

CHEE CHIN LEE holds a Degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Malaya (UM). She started her career in the insurance industry as a risk engineer with Hong Leong Assurance in 2006, subsequently moving into Underwriting Department specialized in Engineering and Bond Underwriting. Prior joining Malaysian Re, she served as the Property and Engineering Underwriter at Zurich General Ins Malaysia. She joined Malaysian Re in September 2012 as treaty underwriter and has been promoted to her current position in December 2019. 


Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 4 (Facultative)

LEONARD MARK AROKIAM is the Vice President & Chief Underwriter of Business Region 4 (Facultative). He graduated as a civil engineer  from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and started his career in the insurance industry as a risk engineer with MCIS Zurich in 2010, subsequently moving into the reinsurance sector as a facultative underwriter with Hannover Re Malaysian Branch. He also served at Kuwait Re Far East Regional Office and had a stint with Guy Carpenter Labuan handling treaty reinsurance. He joined Malaysian Re on 15 April 2019.

Vice President & Head of Market Services

FOO MEI YUEN is the Vice President  & Head of Market Services. She assumed this new role on 3rd October 2018 after having served in her tenure in the Business Development Department for over 3 years. 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.

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.


Vice President & Head of Business Development and Special Projects

MUHAMMAD TIRMIZI MUHAMAD YEW holds a Master of Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University), Australia and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, USA. He has accumulated 13 years of working experience in capacities ranging from corporate strategy, branding, management consulting and business development. He began his career in Media Prima Berhad and a boutique consulting firm before joining KPMG Management & Risk Consulting Sdn Bhd in business advisory. He joined the Corporate Strategic Planning department of MNRB Holdings in 2011 and the Business Development department of Malaysian Re in 2017. He assumed his current role in October 2018.

Vice President, Head of Actuarial Services & Head of Family Unit of Malaysian Re Retakaful Division

DALILA ATIQAH HASHIM started her career in 2011 at Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) as a PNB scholar. She joined Malaysian Re when she was seconded to Malaysian Re Retakaful Division in 2017 before being transferred to Actuarial Services in 2018. Dalila assumed a full-time position in Malaysian Re in October 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Acturial Science from the London School of Economics and Master of Science degree in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School, United Kingdom. Dalila is a certified Financial Risk Manager(FRM), a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, United Kingdom (FIA) and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of Malaysia (FASM). She has been appointed as the Head of Actuarial Services department of Malaysian Re effective from 1 December 2018.