Board of Directors

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Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad
Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad

Datuk Johar Che Mat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director

Datuk Johar Che Mat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director

DATUK JOHAR CHE MAT, aged sixty-six (66), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non- Executive Chairman since 3 January 2019 and was subsequently re-designated as Non- Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of the Company effective 1 July 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Investment Committee and Nomination Committee. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics Degree from University of Malaya in 1975. He has thirty- four (34) years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career in 1975 as an Officer at the Prime Minister’s Department. In 1976, he joined Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) where he served in various divisions including in senior positions as the Manager/Senior Manager covering the transactional banking (operations), retail finance, retail marketing and private banking. From 1993 to 1995, he was appointed as the Regional Manager for Maybank branches in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. In 1996, he was promoted as the General Manager, Commercial Banking Division and subsequently served as the Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking and Enterprise Banking Division in 2000. In 2002 he was promoted as the Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Financial Services and was thereafter appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Maybank Group from 2006 till 2010. In 2012, he was designated as the Board representative of Amanah Raya Berhad. He is also a Director of Rural Capital Berhad, MBSB Bank Berhad and Dagang NeXchange Berhad. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad (Takaful IKHLAS General) on 30 November 2018 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Takaful IKHLAS General effective 1 July 2019 following his appointment as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman at MNRB Holdings Berhad on even date.

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Mohd Din Merican

President & Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Mohd Din Merican

President & Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged fifty-seven (57), Male, Malaysian, a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director since 2 March 2012. He was then re-designated as the Executive Director on 2 March 2018. 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. He obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate 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. Prior to joining MNRB, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Mayban Ageas Holdings Berhad and the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad. He was 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 also a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Sinar Seroja Berhad, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd., Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd., Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. On 23 November 2018, he was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

George Oommen

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged sixty-five (65), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 May 2018. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board as well as member of the Investment Committee and Remuneration 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 United Kingdom and The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 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), United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2007 where he was appointed as the Executive Director, Business Development. In 2010, he joined Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A MENA Dubai, UAE as CEO & General Representative. He is also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd. On 30 November 2018, he was appointed as a Director of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad and subsequently on 7 January 2019, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad.

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

WOON TAI HAI, aged sixty-one (61), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 September 2019. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Science from University New South Wales, Australia. He has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and Risk Management. Upon graduation, he spent eleven (11) years working in the Financial Services Industry in Australia including Lloyd’s Bank NZA and Commonwealth Bank of Australia before returning to Malaysia in 1993. He later spent four (4) years working in a large local Systems Integrator and Solution provider focusing in the Malaysian Banking and Finance sector. In 1998, he joined KPMG Malaysia as a Director and held various positions including Chief Information Officer and Chief Knowledge Officer before he retired in 2013. Over his sixteen (16) years tenure with KPMG, he was admitted into the Partnership and led multi- disciplinary (including cross regional engagements) team in assisting multi-national companies, small and medium enterprises, Government Ministries and Agencies and local clientele. Post retirement, he was appointed Executive Director of BDO Consulting, where he continued as a Management Consultant for clients on IT and operational improvement and also led a team in successfully developed a Big Data Analytic Management framework for a key local Government agency. In 2017, Woon opted for an early retirement from BDO Consulting to pursue other areas of interests and during the year in 2018 he was appointed advisor, committee member and board member respectively to the National Tech Industry Association, National Productivity Corporation (NPC) and a business council. In addition, he had also assisted a CyberSecurity audit and compliance engagement for an automotive company; and facilitated a series of CyberSecurity workshops for industry practitioners. He was also appointed as a Director of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad since 1 October 2019.

Noor Rida Hamzah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Noor Rida Hamzah

Independent Non-Executive Director

NOOR RIDA HAMZAH, aged fifty-eight (58), Female, Malaysian, an Independent Non- Executive Director since 1 October 2019. She is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee of the Board and Nomination Committee. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool Polytechnic (now known as Liverpool John Moores University) in 1984. She is an Associate member of Chartered Tax Institute, Malaysia. Upon her return to Malaysia, she embarked on a career in taxation when she joined Arthur Andersen in 1985. She then left to join BP Malaysia in 1995 where as National Tax Manager, she was in charge of the tax matters of the BP Group. She rejoined Arthur Andersen in 1997 and was made a tax partner in 2001. Subsequently, in 2002, she joined Ernst & Young and served as a tax partner until her early retirement in 2011. Currently, she is a Director of Goodwill Upstream Sdn. Bhd. and Linfox Transport (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. She was appointed as Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad from 1 January 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Prof. Dato' Dr. Ahmad Hidayat Buang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Prof. Dato' Dr. Ahmad Hidayat Buang

Independent Non-Executive Director

PROF. DATO' DR. AHMAD HIDAYAT BUANG, aged fifty-six (56), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee as well as member of the Remuneration Committee. He obtained Masters in Law and Doctorate (specialising in Islamic Contracts) from University of London, United Kingdom and Bachelor in Shariah from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a Professor at the Academy of Islamic Studies at University of Malaya. Previously, he was a Director for the Academy of Islamic Studies from October 2006 until February 2011. He was also a former member of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad Shariah Council and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad’s Shariah Council. He is also the Chairman of Shariah Supervisory Council at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. He was appointed as Shariah Committee member of the Company since 2002 and was subsequently appointed as the Shariah Committee Chairman since 2013 until its dissolution on 2 November 2015. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Group Shariah Committee Chairman of MNRB Holdings Berhad on 2 November 2015.

Shareen Ooi Bee Hong, K.M.N

Independent Non-Executive Director

Shareen Ooi Bee Hong, K.M.N

Independent Non-Executive Director

SHAREEN OOI BEE HONG, K.M.N, aged fifty-four (54), Female, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. She is a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Board, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Applied Science, Bern Switzerland and a Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing, Malaysia. Being a dynamic and result-oriented person, she is known for her proven track record in sales and marketing having had more than thirty (30) years of experience in the field. She joined Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3) in May 1985. She was later appointed as General Manager Marketing, Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad in 2000 and had expanded her roles in spearheading four (4) television networks (TV3, ntv7, 8TV & TV9) under Media Prima TV (MPTV) Networks as Group General Manager in 2005. Her outstanding performance and vast contributions to MPTV saw her in a more challenging role as the Group Chief Marketing Officer, Media Prima Berhad leading the multi platforms and multi contents group marketing. Among her key contributions, she was appointed as a Board member of Joint Industry Committee Television Audience Research (JICTAR), Malaysian Advertising Association (MAA) council member, Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) and Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4As) council member.

Datuk Johar Che Mat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director

Datuk Johar Che Mat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director

DATUK JOHAR CHE MAT, aged sixty-six (66), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non- Executive Chairman since 30 November 2018 and was subsequently re-designated as Non- Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of the Company effective 1 July 2019. He is a Member of the Audit Committee, Investment Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics Degree from University of Malaya in 1975. He has thirty-four (34) years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career in 1975 as an Officer at the Prime Minister’s Department. In 1976, he joined Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) where he served in various divisions including in senior positions as the Manager/Senior Manager covering the transactional banking (operations), retail finance, retail marketing and private banking. From 1993 to 1995, he was appointed as the Regional Manager for Maybank branches in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. In 1996, he was promoted as the General Manager, Commercial Banking Division and subsequently served as the Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking and Enterprise Banking Division in 2000. In 2002 he was promoted as the Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Financial Services and was thereafter appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Maybank Group from 2006 till 2010. In 2012, he was designated as the Board representative of Amanah Raya Berhad. He is also a Director of Rural Capital Berhad, MBSB Bank Berhad and Dagang NeXchange Berhad. He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) (Takaful IKHLAS Family) on 3 January 2019 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Takaful IKHLAS Family effective 1 July 2019 following his appointment as Non-Independent Non- Executive Chairman at MNRB Holdings Berhad on even date.

Mohd Din Merican

Executive Director

Mohd Din Merican

Executive Director

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged fifty-seven (57), Male, Malaysian, a Director of the Company since the incorporation date. He was then re-designated as an Executive Director effective 30 November 2018. He is also the President & Group Chief Executive Officer of MNRB Holdings Berhad (MNRB). He is a member of the Investment Committee. He obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate 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. Prior to joining MNRB, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad. He was 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 also a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) (Takaful IKHLAS Family), Sinar Seroja Berhad, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd., Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd. and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. On 23 November 2018, he was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful IKHLAS Family.

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Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

ROSINAH MOHD SALLEH, aged fifty (50), Female, Malaysian, a Director of the Company since the incorporation date. She was then re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on effective 30 November 2018. She is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Board and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from University of Kent at Canterbury, England in 1992 and was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law at Lincoln’s Inn in 1993. In 2000, she obtained a Master of Business Administration (International Industrial Management) from University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany. She began her career in 1994 when she joined Nik Saghir & Ismail, a corporate law firm as a Corporate Lawyer. In 2001, she joined RHB Banking Group as its Legal Manager. In 2004, she joined Ng & Shum, a law firm in Guangzhou, China as a Foreign Lawyer. In 2007, she joined Azmi & Associates, a corporate law firm in Kuala Lumpur as a Senior Counsel. In 2011, she joined TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd in Yokohama, Japan as the Coordinator at the Product Certification Department. From 2012 until 14 September 2019, she was a Partner at Azmi & Associates in Kuala Lumpur. She was appointed as Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad from 1 January 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Datuk Nik Moustpha Haji Nik Hassan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Nik Moustpha Haji Nik Hassan

Independent Non-Executive Director

DATUK NIK MOUSTPHA HAJI NIK HASSAN, aged sixty-five (65), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 30 November 2018. He is the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Ohio University, Ohio, United States of America in 1977 and Master of Administration (Economics) from Ohio University in 1978. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness of the Agriculture University of Malaysia as a lecturer in 1979. In 1989 he joined the Faculty of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of IIUM from 1987 till 1989. He was also a Visiting Fellowship at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom for one academic year. Upon completion, he resumed as the Dean of the Faculty of Post Graduate Studies at IIUM in 1992. He joined the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) in 1993 and held various positions before retiring as the Director General of IKIM in 2015. A member of Shariah Committee of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) (Takaful IKHLAS Family) since December 2002 and Sinar Seroja Berhad since April 2012 until its dissolution on 2 November 2015. On 2 November 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Group Shariah Committee of MNRB Holdings Berhad. He is also a Director of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad. He was appointed as Director of Takaful IKHLAS Family from 1 March 2016 until 27 August 2019.

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged sixty-five (65), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director effective 30 November 2018. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a certified Accountant by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants United Kingdom and The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 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. He 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), United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2007 where he was appointed as the Executive Director, Business Development. In 2010, he joined Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A MENA Dubai, UAE as CEO & General Representative. He is also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) and Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd. On 7 January 2019, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad.

Arul Sothy Mylvaganam

Independent Non-Executive Director

Arul Sothy Mylvaganam

Independent Non-Executive Director

ARUL SOTHY MYLVAGANAM, aged sixty-three (63), Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Risk Management Committee of the Board. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Australia and Certified Financial Planner of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He completed his articleship in London and gained commercial experience in other United Kingdom companies. He had also served in Ernst & Young as Senior Manager of Audit before being appointed as the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan Sdn. Bhd. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Group Chief Operating Officer of PNB Commercial Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad before he commenced his own financial consultancy practice. He was appointed as Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad from 1 June 2016 until 30 September 2019 and MNRB Holdings Berhad from 1 January 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Hijah Arifakh Othman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hijah Arifakh Othman

Independent Non-Executive Director

HIJAH ARIFAKH OTHMAN, aged fifty-nine (59), Female, Malaysian, a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. She is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. She obtained a Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from City University of London. She began her career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1984 where she served in various divisions including in senior positions as the Manager/Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management of the External Reserves and Assistant General Manager/Head of Treasury of Danamodal from 1989 to 2000. She had also served as the Director/Head of Asian Fixed Income in Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and subsequently as the Executive Vice President/Head of Group Treasury Business in Malayan Banking Berhad from 2006 to 2009. She later was appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank from 2009 to 2011. Currently, she is a Director of KAF Investment Bank Berhad and Export-Import Bank Malaysia Berhad. She has been appointed as a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia Berhad since July 2016. She was also appointed as Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad from 1 June 2015 until 30 September 2019.

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

WOON TAI HAI, aged sixty-one (61), Male, Malaysian; an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Science from University New South Wales, Australia. He has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and Risk Management. Upon graduation he spent eleven (11) years working in the Financial Services Industry in Australia including Lloyds Bank NZA and Commonwealth Bank of Australia before returning to Malaysia in 1993. He later spent four (4) years working in a large local Systems integrator and Solutions provider focusing in the Malaysian Banking and Finance sector. In 1998 he joined KPMG Malaysia as a Director and held various positions including Chief Information Officer and Chief Knowledge Officer before he retired in 2013. Over the sixteen (16) years tenure with KPMG, he was admitted into the partnership and led multi-disciplinary (including cross regional engagements) team in assisting multi-national companies, small and medium enterprises, Government Ministries and Agencies and local clientele. Post retirement he was appointed as Executive Director of BDO Consulting, where he continued as a Management Consultant for clients in IT and operational improvement, and also led a team in successfully developed a Big Data Analytic framework for a key local Government agency. In 2017, Woon opted for an early retirement from BDO Consulting to pursue other areas of interests and during the year in 2018 he was appointed as Advisor, Committee Member and Board Member respectively to the National Tech Industry Association, National Productivity Corporation (NPC) and a business council. In addition, he had also assisted a CyberSecurity audit and compliance engagement for an automotive company; and facilitated a series of CyberSecurity workshops for industry practitioners. He was also appointed as a Director of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad) effective 1 September 2019.

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