Senior Management Team

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Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad
Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad

Mohd Din Merican

President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad

Mohd Din Merican

President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad

Mohd Din Merican is President & 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 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 Berhad, Takaful Ikhlas General 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 & CEO of Takaful Ikhlas Berhad and subsequently, been appointed as the President & CEO of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 30 November 2018.

Nazrul Hisham Abdul Hamid

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Nazrul Hisham Abdul Hamid

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Graduated with a Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Hull, United Kingdom and Master of Business and Administration from Mara University of Technology (UiTM). He is also the Chartered member of Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) and has over 20 years of experience in various industries and public listed companies holding senior managerial positions.

His involvement in takaful industry started in June 2007, of which he was appointed as the Chief Internal Auditor / Group General Manager for Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd. He was aggressively involved in revamping the business process, internal control system and risk management of the company. He was later appointed as the General Manager of Operations responsible in managing the Underwriting, Retakaful, Certificate Processing, Claims, Customer Service and Branch Operations.  He was an Authorised Representative Officer on 1 July 2018.  He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 9 June 2014 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Business Operations Officer.

He was then appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Berhad effective 23 November 2018 and subsequently has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 30 November 2018.

Cheah Sze Chuen

Senior Vice President, Head of Actuarial Services

Cheah Sze Chuen

Senior Vice President, Head of Actuarial Services

Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School, City University London. He obtained his experience in Actuary at the Legal and General Assurance Society (UK Company) between 2008 and 2015 in a range of roles including valuation and pricing.

He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and his involvement in the Takaful industry started in January 2015, taking up the Financial Risk Management role for a local Takaful Operator as part of his move back to Malaysia.

He was later appointed as Head of Risk Management where he led the risk team in furthering the quality of risk controls and awareness in the Company, as well as improving the capabilities of the risk management team to provide support for business initiatives.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 25 September 2017 as Head of Actuarial Services and now is the Senior Vice President & Head of Actuarial Services of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 30 November 2018.

Fauziah Md Hasan

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Fauziah Md Hasan

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

A Public Chartered Accountant, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and has over 20 years of experience in various accounting and financial management functions in both the insurance and takaful industries. 

She began her career with Ernst & Young as an Auditor. She then joined Talasco Insurance Sdn. Bhd. (Talasco) as an Executive and was subsequently promoted to Assistant General Manager, Finance. Her career in the Takaful industry began when she joined Takaful Nasional Bhd (Takaful Nasional) as the Manager, Credit Control and subsequently promoted to Vice President, Corporate Accounts. After the merger exercise between Takaful Nasional and Maybank Takaful, she was responsible for overseeing the Finance Department of both entities.

Prior to joining Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 3rd August 2008, she was the Assistant General Manager, Finance at Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad. She joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad as the Assistant Vice President, Finance & Account. She was re-designated to Vice President and Head of Finance - General on 1 February 2010 and subsequently appointed as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer effective 1 November 2013.

She is now the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 30 November 2018.

Lee Kok Seong

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Lee Kok Seong

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Obtained his Masters of Science in Strategic Business Information Technology from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in 2008. He has more than 27 years of experience in information technology & communication of which 18 years were from both the insurance and takaful industries.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 11 August 2015 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer. He is entrusted to lead the Information System & Services Department to deliver dynamic and efficient Technology Services to support the development of solutions in alignment to Takaful Ikhlas Berhad’s business strategy.

He is now the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad effective 30 November 2018.

Mohd Jafni Abd Jalil

Mohd Jafni Abd Jalil

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Mohd Jafni Abd Jalil

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from University Utara Malaysia and Master of Business Administration from University Putra Malaysia.

He started his career in 1996 with a local life insurance company. He has over 20 years of experience in Sales & Marketing of which 16 years are in the life insurance & family takaful industries.

Prior to joining Takaful IKHLAS, he was an Assistant General Manager of Consumer Banking for Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad looking after sales management for fee based income for 6 years.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad on 2 July 2019 as Senior Vice President/Chief Commercial Officer. 

Ikhtar Ismail

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Ikhtar Ismail

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Graduated with a Degree in Actuarial Science from London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He started his career as Management Trainee before eventually moved to Actuarial roles. He has over 20 years of working experience in Family Takaful, General Takaful, Retakaful and Life Insurance industries covering many areas such as actuarial, product development, marketing, client management, project management and insurance/takaful operation.

Prior to joining Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad, he was the Director, Product Development for Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad. He joined Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad on 26 August 2019 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.

Eddy Azly Abidin

President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad

Eddy Azly Abidin

President & Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad

Graduated with an Associateship of Chartered Insurance Institute from The Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Chartered Insurer and has over 20 years of experience in general insurance underwriting and other various fields in the insurance industry of which he spent 19 years with a leading subsidiary of a public listed company.

Prior to his current appointment, he served Lonpac Insurance Bhd as the General Manager of Underwriting Division.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 1 April 2016 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Business Operations Officer – General. On 30 November 2018, he has been appointed as the President & CEO of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad.

Ahmad Fariman Yunus

Senior Vice President & Head of Underwriting

Ahmad Fariman Yunus

Senior Vice President & Head of Underwriting

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He has over 20 years of experience in property underwriting, survey & risk management, underwriting system and back room operations. Prior to his current appointment, he served Lonpac Insurance Berhad as Director – Technical Underwriting.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 1 April 2016 as the Senior Vice President & Head, Underwriting – General.

On 30 November 2018, he has been appointed as the Senior Vice President & Head of Underwriting of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad.

Jeffry Shah Abdul Wahab

Senior Vice President & Head of Bancatakaful

Jeffry Shah Abdul Wahab

Senior Vice President & Head of Bancatakaful

Jeffry Shah began his career in 1996 with Sime Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd. He has over 20 years of working experience in both the insurance and takaful industries in Malaysia. Prior to his current appointment, he served Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad as General Manager, General Takaful Business where he was responsible in managing the entire development and operations of General Takaful Business.

He joined Takaful Ikhlas Berhad on 1 August 2016 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer - General. His main responsibility is to elevate Takaful IKHLAS’ growth in both Corporate & Retail business and oversee all General Takaful marketing strategies towards achieving the company’s corporate vision.

On 30 November 2018, he has been appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer of Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad.

Kamarulzaman Mohd Nasir

Senior Vice President & Head Of Corporate Solutions

Kamarulzaman Mohd Nasir

Senior Vice President & Head Of Corporate Solutions

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Zoology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has over 26 years of experience in general insurance underwriting and business development with a leading subsidiary of a public listed company. Prior to his current appointment, he served at Lonpac Insurance Berhad as Assistant General Manager – Business Development (Agency).

On 4th February 2019, he joined Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad as the Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Solutions.

Shamsul Azman Bin Alias

Senior Vice President & Head Of Agency

Shamsul Azman Bin Alias

Senior Vice President & Head Of Agency

Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

He has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having served both with the regulator as well as the industry. He started his career in 1987 with the Insurance Supervision Department of Bank Negara Malaysia until 1999.  His main tasks was performing on-site inspection for insurance companies. 

He then left Bank Negara Malaysia in 2000, to join The American Malaysian Insurance Berhad which was later known as Commerce Assurance Berhad.  In 2011, he left Commerce Assurance Berhad, and subsequently worked at a media company and an insurance broker. He joined Takaful Ikhlas General Berhad on  4 February 2019 as the Senior Vice President & Head of Agency.

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