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, 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 MBSB Bank Berhad, Dagang NeXchange Berhad, Ping Petroleum Ltd and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. 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/Director of Takaful IKHLAS General effective 1 July 2019 following his appointment as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman at MNRB Holdings Berhad on even date. He was appointed as the new Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/ Director of Malaysian Reinsurance (Dubai) Ltd effective 5 January 2020.

Zaharudin Daud

Non-Independent Executive Director

Zaharudin Daud

Non-Independent Executive Director

ZAHARUDIN DAUD, Male, Malaysian, a Non-Independent Executive Director since 23 November 2020. 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 (“MNRB”). He obtained Advanced Diploma in Business Studies from Institut Teknologi Mara and is an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) since 1992. He started his career in an insurance Broking house and has exposures in Sales and Marketing, Operations, Retail Underwriting and Product Design in his thirty (30) years’ experience in the general insurance business. He was also the Management Committee member of the Persatuan Insuran Am Malaysia (PIAM) and Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) until 2018, and was also a Board member of ISM Insurance Services Malaysia Berhad (ISM) until August 2020. In early 2010, he was redeployed to Singapore to be the Principal Officer of Etiqa Singapore before returning to Malaysia to assume the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad in September 2014. Prior to joining MNRB Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa General Takaful Berhad from January 2018 to August 2020. He was also appointed as a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad effective 23 November 2020. Also a Director of associate company, Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. On 21 January 2021, he was appointed as a Director of Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

George Oommen

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Oommen

Independent Non-Executive Director

GEORGE OOMMEN, 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 7 January 2019, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad. He was also appointed as the Chairman of Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd on 25 October 2019.

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

WOON TAI HAI, Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 September 2019. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee as well as 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 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, 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.

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,  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, 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 MBSB Bank Berhad, Dagang NeXchange Berhad, Ping Petroleum Ltd and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (Takaful IKHLAS Family) on 3 January 2019 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Takaful IKHLAS Family effective 1 July 2019 following his appointment as Non-Independent Non- Executive Chairman at MNRB Holdings Berhad on even date. He was appointed as the new Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman/ Director of Malaysian Reinsurance (Dubai) Ltd effective 5 January 2020.

Zaharudin Daud

Non-Independent Executive Director

Zaharudin Daud

Non-Independent Executive Director

ZAHARUDIN DAUD, Male, Malaysian, a Non-Independent Executive Director since 23 November 2020. He is a member of Investment Committee. He is also the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of MNRB Holdings Berhad (“MNRB”). He obtained Advanced Diploma in Business Studies from Institut Teknologi Mara and is an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) since 1992. He started his career in an insurance Broking house and has exposures in Sales and Marketing, Operations, Retail Underwriting and Product Design in his thirty (30) years’ experience in the general insurance business. He was also the Management Committee member of the Persatuan Insuran Am Malaysia (PIAM) and Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) until 2018, and was also a Board member of ISM Insurance Services Malaysia Berhad (ISM) until August 2020. In early 2010, he was redeployed to Singapore to be the Principal Officer of Etiqa Singapore before returning to Malaysia to assume the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad in September 2014. Prior to joining MNRB Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa General Takaful Berhad from January 2018 to August 2020. He was also appointed as a Director of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 23 November 2020. Also a Director of associate company, Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd. On 21 January 2021, he was appointed as a Director of Malaysian Re (Dubai) Ltd.

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Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rosinah Mohd Salleh

Independent Non-Executive Director

ROSINAH MOHD SALLEH, 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.

Arul Sothy Mylvaganam

Independent Non-Executive Director

Arul Sothy Mylvaganam

Independent Non-Executive Director

ARUL SOTHY MYLVAGANAM, 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. He was appointed as a Director of MBSB Bank Berhad on 5 May 2020.

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Woon Tai Hai

Independent Non-Executive Director

WOON TAI HAI, 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.

Dato’ Amirudin Abdul Halim

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Amirudin Abdul Halim

Independent Non-Executive Director

DATO’ AMIRUDIN ABDUL HALIM, Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the St. Louis University, Missouri, USA and a Diploma in Business Studies from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam.

He has also completed Advanced Management Programme from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He started his carrier as a banker with Mayban Finance Berhad in 1988 as an Assistant Branch Manager, Alor Setar Branch and had since served in various divisions in Maybank Group.

Thereafter, he was with Affin Bank Berhad from year 2009 until 2016 as Director, Business Banking and was promoted to the post of Executive Director, Banking.

He was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (Business) of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad from year 2017 until 2019.

He has over 30 years' experience in the banking industry encompassing more than 20 years in the Senior Management capacity with some of the top ten (10) banks in Malaysia. Currently, he is a Director of Bank Simpanan Nasional Berhad.

Wan Zamri Wan Ismail

Independent Non-Executive Director

Wan Zamri Wan Ismail

Independent Non-Executive Director

WAN ZAMRI WAN ISMAIL, Male, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2021. He is an Associate member of the Malaysian Insurance Institute, holds a Master of Science in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”). He possesses more than forty (40) years of experience in the Insurance, Reinsurance, Takaful and Retakaful industries.

He began his career with Mayban-Phoenix Assurance Berhad, Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad and Trust International Insurance Berhad from 1978 until 1986. He was then appointed as the first Branch Manager of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad in the state of Kelantan until 1997 before joining Asean Retakaful International (Labuan) Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer until 2004.

Thereafter, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Syarikat Takaful Indonesia from 2004 until 2007, and later served at Dar Al- Takaful Plc, Dubai as the Chief Executive Officer until 2010. In 2016, he joined Noor Takaful Nigeria Plc as the Managing Director until 2017. In 2018, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noor Takaful Nigeria Plc until today.

Over the years of his career, he has presented papers at international conferences and workshops on takaful and retakaful in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, Brunei, UAE, Thailand, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Gambia, United Kingdom, Egypt and the United States of America.

Currently, he is a part time Trainer at Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia and Malaysian Insurance Institute.

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