Board of Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged 67, Malaysian. Non-Executive Chairman since October 25th 2019. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK and also a member of two Malaysian Accountancy bodies; the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has more than thirty-six (36) years’ experience in the insurance industry.

He began his insurance career in 1981 when he joined American International Assurance Company Limited as an Accountant. In 1999, he was transferred to AIG Lippo Life Insurance Company, Indonesia as Vice President-Director. He then joined TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, India in 2000 as Managing Director. George Oommen later joined ACE INA Holdings Inc, India as Country Head/CEO in 2002 and thereafter in 2003 he was appointed Chairman/ Managing Director of ACE Life, Egypt, concurrently. In 2007, he joined the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIC) UAE as the Executive Director, Business Development. In 2010, he was appointed as the CEO & General Representative, Assicurazioni Generali, S.p.A. for the Middle East and North African Region based in Dubai.

George Oommen is also the Chairman of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged 58, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since February 2012. Member of the Investment Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Committee. Obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII) since 1991. He has thirty (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, Chief Operating Officer of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad.

Formerly a member of Management Committee of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, National Insurance Association of Malaysia and President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. He is currently the President & Group Chief Executive Officer of MNRB Holdings Berhad and President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad.

Also a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad, Sinar Seroja Berhad, Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd. and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

MUHAMMAD BALYAN SULEIMAN, aged 50, Malaysian. He is an Associate of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII).  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Actuarial Science and Finance from Temple University, United States in 1991.

He has been in Group Insurance since joining PETRONAS in January 1992 till present day. He is now the Head of Insurance, Group Risk Management of PETRONAS. He was appointed to the Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer of Energas Insurance (L) Labuan, a captive insurance company of PETRONAS, in March 2018.

Y BHG. DATUK IR. LIM TONG KANG, aged 60, Malaysian. Non-Executive Director since May 8th 2019. He is a Director nominated by Tenaga Nasional Berhad. He is a Professional Engineer and obtained his MBA degree from University Malaya.

He is the Chief Risk Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, where his main responsibility is to ensure that effective risk management is implemented across TNB Group. His aspiration is to inculcate a risk thinking mind-set among the staff in TNB towards a matured risk based organisation. He leads the team in the Risk Management Department (RMD), which aims to effectively implement the TNB Risk Management Framework across the Group, as well as optimise the Group insurance programmes as an effective risk transfer mechanism. He also leads the Corporate Business Continuity Management function, increasing the preparedness of the company in responding to and recovering from a company-wide crisis. Presently, he represents TNB as the Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management (MARIM).

MOHAMAD BIN MOHAMAD ZAIN, aged 56, 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 Risk Officer, Group Risk Management.

LUM JOY DENG, aged 38, Malaysian, currently serves as Chief Corporate Development Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd (“TNG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CIMB Group. She is responsible for driving new business opportunities in view of the evolving operating landscape with focus on optimizing long term profitability, leading all fund raising and M&A exercises and oversee strategic partnership activities for TNG Group. She was formerly Head of the Investments at the Group Ventures and Partnerships division at CIMB Group, leading all CIMB Group’s efforts in originating, executing and managing a portfolio of assets comprising proprietary equity investments, joint ventures and private equity fund management businesses with a focus on platform based businesses and financial technology. She has extensive transactional experience after having spent 10 years in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance within CIMB Group, advising capital market related transactions in the areas of cross-border M&As, IPOs, financial valuation, fund raising and corporate restructuring for clients across Asia Pacific. 

Miss Lum also serves on the boards of various CIMB Group investee companiess and continues to serve as an active member of the Investment Committee at various private equity funds managed by CIMB Group. She graduated with Honours in Accounting and Finance from University of Nottingham, England. 

YM RAJA AZLAN SHAH BIN RAJA AZWA, aged 48, Malaysian. Currently Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee at IJN Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Presently, he holds the position of Vice President Finance at MISC Berhad effective 8 April 2019.  Previously he was the Group Chief Executive Officer at Percon Corporation Sdn Bhd, Group Chief Executive Officer at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd and Managing Director at Sime Darby Healthcare Sdn Bhd.  He holds a Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Sheffield, UK and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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.

AMALANATHAN THOMAS, aged 60, is a Malaysian and a Director nominated by HICOM Holdings Berhad. He is a Non-Executive Director since January 2020 and is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Audit Committee.

Amalanathan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Malaya and earned Professional Qualifications in Accounting and Taxation. He holds memberships in the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia, ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant and Malaysian Institute of Management.

He was appointed as Principal Officer of DRB-HICOM Berhad on 1 April 2016 and currently as Group Director Financial Services, he oversees the Group’s Accounting, Reporting, Taxation, Risks & Sustainability, Procurement and Safety, Health & Environment. His experience spans over 25 years in the fields of finance, accounting and taxation.

Amalanathan sits on the Boards of PROTON Holdings Berhad, Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, HICOM University College Sdn. Bhd. and several private limited companies within the DRB-HICOM Group

SAIRA BANU BINTI CHARA DIN, aged 56, Malaysian. She is a Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1992. She began her career as an external auditor in 1988. In 1992, joined an automotive company as Head of Finance and Administration before moving to Kumpulan Fima Berhad as the Head of Group Internal Audit. In 2003, she joined Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera as the Head of Risk Management. Her current portfolio is as the Head of Investment Operations and Administration.