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, Independent Non- Executive Chairman effective 3 January 2019 and was subsequently re-designated as Non- Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of the Company effective 1 July 2019. 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. Also a Director of Rural Capital Berhad, MBSB Bank Berhad (formerly known as Asian Finance Bank Berhad) and Dagang NeXchange Berhad. He was appointed as 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-six (56), Male, Malaysian, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 2 March 2012. He was then re-designated as the Executive Director on 2nd March 2018. Member of the Investment Committee and the Nomination Committee. 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. Formerly a member of Management Committee of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, National Insurance Association of Malaysia and President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. Also a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Sinar Seroja Berhad (formerly known as MNRB Retakaful 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. 

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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, Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 March 2016. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee of the Board and Remuneration 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) 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. On 30 November 2018, he was appointed as Director of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad. 

George Oommen

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged sixty-five (65), Male, Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 May 2018. Chairman of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee as well as member of the Risk Management 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 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 Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A MENA Dubai, UAE as CEO & General Representative. 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. 

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, Independent Non- Executive Chairman effective 30 November 2018 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of the Company effective 1 July 2019. 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. Also a Director of Rural Capital Berhad, MBSB Bank Berhad (formerly known as Asian Finance 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-six (56), Male, Malaysian, Director since the incorporation of the Company. He was then re-designated as an Executive Director effective 30 November 2018. Also the President & Group Chief Executive Officer of MNRB Holdings Berhad. 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. Formerly a member of Management Committee of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, National Insurance Association of Malaysia and President of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. Also a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad), Sinar Seroja Berhad (formerly known as MNRB Retakaful 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 Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad). 

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Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

ROSINAH MOHD SALLEH, aged forty-nine (49), Female, Malaysian, Director since the incorporation of the Company. She was then re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 November 2018. Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and member of the Risk Management 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 to date, she is a Partner at Azmi & Associates in Kuala Lumpur. Also a Director of MNRB Holdings Berhad and Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad

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, Independent Non-Executive Director effective 30 November 2018. Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration 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) 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 and Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (formerly known as Takaful Ikhlas Berhad).

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, aged sixty-five (65), Male, Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director effective 30 November 2018. Chairman of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Risk Management 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 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 Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A MENA Dubai, UAE as CEO & General Representative. 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.

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