Board of Directors

Y BHG. DATO SHARKAWI ALIS, aged 71, Malaysian. Non-Executive Chairman since December 2007. Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Investment Committee. He is a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, London where he was called in 1971. He served in the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service in various capacities for eleven (11) years before he was appointed as Group Legal Adviser of Malaysia Mining Corporation Berhad in August 1982. In January 1997, he joined the Securities Commission, Malaysia as Director of Market Supervision and subsequently as Director of Corporate Resources Division till March 2003. Also Chairman of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Takaful IKHLAS Berhad, MNRB Retakaful Berhad and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd. A Director of MIDF Property Berhad, Permodalan Satok Berhad, Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd and Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Sarawak (SEDC). He is also a trustee for Yayasan Hartanah Bumiputera Sarawak.

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged 56, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since February 2012. Member of the Investment Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and has been an Associate Member of The Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII) since 1991.

He has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has held key management positions in various insurance, insurance broking and reinsurance firms including being the Principal Officer & General Manager of SCOR Switzerland Ltd. (Converium Ltd.), Labuan Branch. Prior to joining MNRB Holdings Berhad as the President & Group Chief Executive Officer, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad, a former member of the Management Committee of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, National Insurance Association of Malaysia and President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia.

Currently, he is a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, MNRB Retakaful Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Berhad, Malaysian Reinsurance (Dubai) Ltd. and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

Y BHG DATO’ CHAN CHOY LIN, CAROL, (also known as Dato’ Carol Chan) aged 60, is a Malaysian and nominee director of HICOM Holdings Berhad. Dato’ Carol Chan is a Non-Executive Director since December 2012.  Dato’ Carol Chan is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Committee

Dato’ Carol Chan began her accountancy training in 1979 with a reputable accounting firm and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1984 with the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (now renamed as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Dato’ Carol Chan was also admitted into the Malaysian Institute of Accountants as a Chartered Accountant. Dato’ Carol Chan left KPMG in 1984 for the corporate sector where she gained most of her experience with large public listed companies.

Dato’ Carol Chan has more than 30 years experience with public listed companies engaged in the businesses of banking and insurance, automotive manufacturing and distribution, trading and services, property and construction, plantation, hospitality and education. Dato’ Carol Chan’s senior management experience covers the areas of mergers, acquisitions and divestments, corporate secretarial & legal, including corporate governance, risk management and internal control.

Dato’ Carol Chan was a key management member and also served as a nominee director on the boards of various group companies of the DRB-HICOM Group before her retirement.

Dato’ Carol Chan is currently a Independent Non-Executive Director of Ann Joo Resources Berhad and GHL Systems Berhad.

ROZAINAH AWANG, aged 50, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since June 2013. Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Audit Committee. She is a Fellow CIMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She began her career at Aluminium Co of Malaysia Berhad in 1992 and moved to various other companies including Colgate Palmolive (M) Sdn Bhd prior to her current position as VP Finance, MISC Berhad. Her other directorships include MHB Berhad, Gumusut Kakap Semi Floating Production (L) Ltd, MISC Capital (L) Ltd and a few other subsidiaries and Joint Venture Groups of MISC Berhad.

 

RAZIYAH YAHYA, aged 61, Malaysian. Executive Director since June 2004. Member of the Risk Committee (Chairman) and Remuneration & Nomination Committee. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), United Kingdom and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (CIP). Her working experience started in Mayban-Phoenix Insurance Sdn Bhd, and thereafter in Petroliam Nasional Berhad until the present date where she is now the Head of Group Insurance. She is also the Chief Executive Officer / Director of Energas Insurance (L) Ltd., a captive insurance company of Petronas.

MOHAMAD BIN MOHAMAD ZAIN, aged 54, Malaysian. Non-Executive Alternate Director since February 2008 and became a Director in December 2012. Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Risk Committee. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), UK and holds a Master of Communications Management from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He started his career in Commercial Union Assurance (M) Sdn Bhd.  In 1993, he joined Telekom Malaysia Berhad until the present date. He is now the Chief Procurement Officer, Group Procurement.

NAZMI OTHMAN, aged 54, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since August 2011. Member of the Audit Committee (Chairman), Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Investment Committee. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia.  He is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He holds a CPA Australia (ASCPA). He started his career in Island & Peninsular Berhad as Finance Manager and thereafter, joined MRCB as Financial Controller in Port Dickson Power Sdn Bhd, an IPP. In 1998, he joined TNB Generation Sdn Bhd and thereafter, Tenaga Nasional Berhad until the present date. He is now the Chief Investment Management Officer. His other directorships include GB3 Sdn Bhd, TNB Remaco Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, Airport Cooling Energy Supply Sdn Bhd, Teknologi Tenaga Perlis Consortium Sdn Bhd and various subsidiaries of Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

Y BHG. DATUK ZAKARIA SHARIF, aged 60, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since September 2007. Member of the Investment Committee (Chairman) and Audit Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree majoring in Accountancy from Monash University, Australia, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Public Accountants (FSCPA), Associate of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Associate of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He started his career at Price Waterhouse & Co. in 1980 and served in a few companies and is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera. He holds directorships in Chery Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, A.T.E.S. Sdn Bhd & Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and Boustead Plantations Berhad.

SHAHRUL AZUAN MOHAMED, aged 53, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director effective July 31st, 2015. Member of the Investment Committee and Risk Committee. He is the Chief Agency Officer, Etiqa Insurance and Takaful, the Insurance arm of Maybank Group. In his capacity, he is responsible for setting Etiqa’s business strategic direction in sales, marketing and managing the operational and financial aspects of his company.

He is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF) and a Certified Insurance Practitioner (CIP). He is also a member of Malaysia Financial Planning Council (MFPC) with a RFP. He holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from Open University Malaysia.

He began his career in MBf Insurance in 1992, and thereafter in American Malaysian Insurance Bhd before moving to Malaysian National Insurance and now with Etiqa after the merger. He has led his previous companies’ marketing and commercial teams in various senior management positions. A Board Director of Pak-Kuwait Takaful (Pakistan), also in the Board of Directors of the Global Takaful Group and an Alternate Management Council Member of the Malaysian Takaful Association.

He began his career in MBf Insurance in 1992, and thereafter in American Malaysian Insurance Bhd before moving to Malaysian National Insurance and now with Etiqa after the merger. He has led his previous companies’ marketing and commercial teams in various senior management positions. An Alternate Management Council Member of the Malaysian Takaful Association and also in the Board of Directors of the Global Takaful Group.

LUM JOY DENG, aged 36, Malaysia. Non-Executive Director since October 2017. She is a director in the Investment Management unit of Group Asset Management and Investments (“GAMI”) in CIMB Group, primarily responsible for managing CIMB Group’s private markets portfolio of investments including the Group’s exposure to private equity funds, strategic equity investments and other passive investments.  She also has extensive transactional experience having spent 7 years in Corporate Finance department, focusing on cross-border merger & acquisition, divestments, IPOs, fund raising and corporate restructuring advisory work for corporate clients across Asia Pacific markets covering various industries. Prior to her existing role, she was in agribusiness sector team for 3 years, advising capital market related deals on market trends, financial valuation, competitive analysis and market positioning within the sector. She graduated with Honours in Accounting and Finance from University of Nottingham, England.