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Board of Directors

Learn more about the men and women that guides Allianz Malaysia
The Board of Directors has the overall responsibilities for reviewing and adopting strategic plans for the Company, overseeing the conduct of business of the Company, implementing an appropriate system of risk management and ensuring the adequacy and the integrity of the Company’s internal control systems.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 74

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 23 November 2012

Length of Service: 9 years

Date of Last Re-election: 30 May 2019

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 1971
  • Master of Laws from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 1974
  • Certificate of Legal Practice in 1987
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1987
  • Honorary Doctorate from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 2005
  • Honorary Doctorate from the University of Malaya in 2019
  • Doctor of Laws from the University of Malaya in 2019

Working experience:

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah started her career as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in 1974. In 1988, she ended her service with the University as the Dean of the Faculty. She then moved on to become the Head of the Legal Department of Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”). In 1991, she was promoted to the post of General Manager of the Human Resource Department at Maybank. She was then invited to serve in Bank Negara Malaysia as the Assistant Governor for the Security Department, Legal Department and Property and Service Department. 

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah’s international experience includes holding the position of Assistant Secretary General for Human Resource Management, United Nations, New York, from 1997 to 2002 and was the first Malaysian to be appointed to such a high ranking post in the United Nations system. From 2003 to 2006, she was the Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership in Finance, now known as The ICLIF Leadership And Governance Centre. In 2006, she was appointed as the Vice Chancellor/President of the University of Malaya. She was the Executive Director of NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women from 2009 to 2013.

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah has been awarded the “Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Jasa Negara” and the “Panglima Setia Mahkota” from His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Chairman of Allianz Malaysia Berhad
  • Chairman of Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad
  • Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad
  • Minda Global Berhad

Other public company:

  • Chairman of Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

Other Information:

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. She has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences, and has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 July 2020

Length of Service: 9 months

Date of Last Re-election: Nil

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University in 1992

Working experience:

Goh Ching Yin holds an MBA from the Cranfield University, and has held various leadership and management positions in capital market strategy, development and regulations; investment banking, regional business development, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and insolvency; and auditing. He started his professional career with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as KPMG PLT), and then moved on to consultancy at Price Waterhouse Associates in 1990.

Goh Ching Yin commenced his foray into the investment banking industry when he was with RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad as a General Manager for Corporate Finance from 1995 to 2000. Subsequently, he assumed the roles as the Managing Director of Corporate Finance with the BNP Paribas Group in Malaysia from 2000 to 2004, and as Chief Executive Officer of Southern Investment Bank of the Southern Bank Group from 2005 to 2007. He then held positions as Executive Director in the Chairman’s Office, Strategy and Development, and Market Oversight Divisions during his stint with the Securities Commission of Malaysia from 2007 to 2016.

At the Securities Commission of Malaysia, Goh Ching Yin had led projects on landmark initiatives such as financial technology, sustainability and inclusiveness, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Capital Market Masterplan 2, the Corporate Governance Blueprint and Code of Corporate Governance 2012; and setting up the Audit Oversight Board in 2010 of which he was a founding Board Member.

He was also the Head of Continuing Professional Education Advisory Group and represented the Securities Commission of Malaysia on the Audit Licensing Committee within the Accountant General’s office of the Ministry of Finance, and was a member of the Cluster Working Group on Funding Support for the Biotechnology Industry under the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (a Ministry of Finance incorporated company).

He was also a member of the National Cyber Security Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia, and the Intellectual Capital Development Committee, Innovation Agency Malaysia. Goh Ching Yin was appointed by the Government of Malaysia as a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in July 2018.

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Allianz Malaysia Berhad
  • Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Berhad

Other public company:

  • Chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad
  • Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
  • Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad 

Other Information:

Goh Ching Yin does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences, and has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020. 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 28 November 2014

Length of Service: 6 years 4 months

Date of Last Re-election: 30 June 2020 

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003
  • Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2004 

Working experience:

Tunku Zain is Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (“IDEAS”); a Trustee of Yayasan Chow Kit, Yayasan Munarah, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Genovasi Foundation; an Independent Non-Executive Director of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad and Omesti Berhad, an advisor or patron to numerous educational and cultural organisations; a committee member of several societies and associations, including the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia; a columnist in three newspapers; and a Royal fellow of the National University of Malaysia.

Tunku Zain was educated at the Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School, Marlborough College and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his MSc in Comparative Politics.

He then worked in the UK Houses of Parliament before moving to Washington DC to join the World Bank as a Public Sector Consultant. Upon returning to Malaysia, Tunku Zain worked at the United Nations Development Programme and the KRA Group before becoming a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. 

In 2006, he co-founded the Malaysia Think Tank which evolved into IDEAS in 2010. Since 2008 he has maintained a newspaper column: firstly Abiding Times in The Sun, then Roaming Beyond the Fence in the Star and Sin Chew, and now Conservatively Speaking Freely in the Malay Mail, Borneo Post and Oriental Daily. From these articles three books have been compiled, the latest being nominated for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Tunku Zain is also authored a coffee table book for the Installation of the Eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan and led a major project to revitalise the State Anthem. 

An Eisenhower Fellow, he has been selected for various leadership programmes by the governments of Australia, France and the European Union. Tunku Zain is often invited to speak on subjects ranging from nation building, public policy, history, culture, law, business ethics and youth development. 

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Allianz Malaysia Berhad
  • Omesti Berhad

Other public company:

  • Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad
  • IDEAS Policy Research Berhad
  • Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs Berhad

Other Information:

Tunku Zain does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences, and has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 61

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 October 2019

Length of Service: 1 year 6 months  

Date of Last Re-election: 30 June 2020 

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Member of Risk Management Committee 

Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2010
  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 1993
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1984 

Working experience:

Peter forged his early career with Everett Pinto & Co., a central London Firm of Chartered Accountants and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. 

Subsequently, in 1987, Peter joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur where he progressed to Head of Department in 1992. He was transferred to KPMG Ipoh in 1993 to head the branch and was admitted as Partner in 1995. He was transferred back to KPMG Kuala Lumpur in 2005, where he had, at various times, headed the Technical Committee, Audit Function and Marketing Department. 

Peter has more than 35 years of auditing experience in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and financial services. Peter retired from KPMG in December 2014. 

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Allianz Malaysia Berhad
  • Hong Leong Industries Berhad 
  • Hong Leong Capital Berhad 
  • GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad
  • HPMT Holdings Berhad

Other public company:

  • Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad 

Other Information:

Peter does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences, and has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020. 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 January 2021

Length of Service: 3 months  

Date of Last Re-election: Nil 

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

  • Executive MBA from Open University Malaysia in 2012 
  • Big Data Business Analytics from Harvard Business School in 2017

Working experience:

Gerard Lim has over 28 years’ experience in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. He has a proven track record in leading and building value for positive societal impact by bringing together a unique blend of experiences involving entrepreneurship in start-ups, to turnaround management, growing sustainable businesses into multimillion dollar ventures, by delivering digital solutions for some of the world’s largest corporations and even serving within the Malaysian Government’s machinery via its agency, statutory body and government linked companies. 

Gerard Lim has implemented specialised solutions in interactive digital media, E-business solutions, converged IP communications, digital marketing, e- and m-commerce, mobile applications, social media, cloud and edge computing, internet of things, big data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning for private corporations, telecommunication operators, conglomerates and multinationals around the world; creating intelligent actionable insights that boost value creation and sustainability. Gerard Lim has consulted and delivered award-winning solutions for Sony, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Motorola University, General Electric, Petronas, Measat, Maxis, Digi, Ministry of Education Singapore, Fraunhofer Institute Germany and DST Brunei.

Gerard Lim has worked at the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Axiata Digital, Telekom Malaysia, and his most recent role as Chief Digital Officer at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. He is also a specialist writer and regular seminar speaker sharing his thought leadership on the subject of digital directions, innovation and entrepreneurship for a better world.

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Allianz Malaysia Berhad 
  • Country Heights Holdings Bhd

Other public company: Nil

Other Information: 

Gerard Lim Kim Meng does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences, and has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020.

Nationality: United States of America 

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 30 June 2019

Length of Service: 1 year 9 months

Date of Last Re-election: 30 June 2020

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from New York University, United States of America
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from American University of Beirut, Lebanon 

Working experience:

Claudia is Allianz’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Property and Casualty (“P&C”) for Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s P&C business in the Asia Pacific region, including the longterm bancassurance relationship with Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition, Claudia is a Member of the Allianz Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia. Claudia joined Allianz SE Singapore Branch in March 2019. Prior to that, she served AIG since 2003, where she was previously Singapore CEO and Head of Southeast Asia.

In her 16-year career, she served in various leadership roles across operations management, business development and customer solutions, with a track record for driving large-scale change management, service delivery and bottom line results. Prior to this role, Claudia has spearheaded global transformation programs and led global operational teams with a focus on modernising insurance through technology and new ways of working. 

Present Directorships:

Listed entities:

  • Allianz Malaysia Berhad 

Other public company: Nil

Other Information:

Claudia does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, except by virtue of being a nominee Director of Allianz SE on the Board of the Company. She does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the past five years, other than traffic offences. She also has not been imposed any penalties by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2020. 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 3 January 2017 

Length of Service: 4 years 3 months 

Date of Last Re-election: 30 May 2019

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University in 1992 

Working experience: 

Goh Ching Yin holds an MBA from the Cranfield University, and has held various leadership and management positions in capital market strategy, development and regulations; investment banking, regional business development, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and insolvency; and auditing. He started his professional career with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as KPMG PLT), and then moved on to consultancy at Price Waterhouse Associates in 1990.

Goh Ching Yin commenced his foray into the investment banking industry when he was with RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad as a General Manager for Corporate Finance from 1995 to 2000. Subsequently, he assumed the roles as the Managing Director of Corporate Finance with the BNP Paribas Group in Malaysia from 2000 to 2004, and as Chief Executive Officer of Southern Investment Bank of the Southern Bank Group from 2005 to 2007. He then held positions as Executive Director in the Chairman’s Office, Strategy and Development, and Market Oversight Divisions during his stint with the Securities Commission of Malaysia from 2007 to 2016. 

At the Securities Commission of Malaysia, Goh Ching Yin had led projects on landmark initiatives such as financial technology, sustainability and inclusiveness, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Capital Market Masterplan 2, the Corporate Governance Blueprint and Code of Corporate Governance 2012; and setting up the Audit Oversight Board in 2010 of which he was a founding Board Member. He was also the Head of Continuing Professional Education Advisory Group and represented the Securities Commission of Malaysia on the Audit Licensing Committee within the Accountant General’s office of the Ministry of Finance, and was a member of the Cluster Working Group on Funding Support for the Biotechnology Industry under the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (a Ministry of Finance incorporated company).

He was also a member of the National Cyber Security Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia, and the Intellectual Capital Development Committee, Innovation Agency Malaysia. Goh Ching Yin was appointed by the Government of Malaysia as a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in July 2018.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 61

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 August 2018 

Length of Service: 2 year 8 months 

Date of Last Re-election: 30 May 2019

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Member of Risk Management Committee 

Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2010
  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 1993
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1984 

Working experience: 

Peter forged his early career with Everett Pinto & Co., a central London Firm of Chartered Accountants and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. 

Subsequently, in 1987, Peter joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur where he progressed to Head of Department in 1992. He was transferred to KPMG Ipoh in 1993 to head the branch and was admitted as Partner in 1995. He was transferred back to KPMG Kuala Lumpur in 2005, where he had, at various times, headed the Technical Committee, Audit Function and Marketing Department. 

Peter has more than 35 years of auditing experience in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and financial services. Peter retired from KPMG in December 2014. 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 8 July 2020

Length of Service: 9 months 

Date of Last Re-election: Nil

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

  • Certified Medical Impairment Assessor of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia in 2015
  • Malaysian National Specialist of the National Specialist Register of Malaysian Medical Council in 2012
  • Masters of Surgery (Neurosurgery) from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India in 1998

Working experience:

Dato’ Dr. Kantha A/L Rasalingam has nearly 22 years of working experience in the medical profession. He started his career in April 1997 with Karnataka Medical Council, India as House Officer before joining the Ministry of Health Malaysia in 1998 as Medical Officer. Upon completion of the Masters of Surgery (Neurosurgery) in 2006, he was posted to Sabah as Visiting Neurosurgeon and returned to Kuala Lumpur Hospital in January 2007 as a Consultant Neurosurgeon with the Ministry of Health, a position he held until December 2019. As a Senior Consultant, he was entasked with duties ranging from surgery to teaching undergraduates and post graduate students.

His current position, amongst others are, Resident Consultant Neurosurgeon in Prince Court Medical Centre, Visiting Consultant Neurosurgeon in Thompson Medical Centre and examiner for the Masters of Neurosurgery exams, Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dato’ Dr. Kantha A/L Rasalingam is the President Elect ASEAN Congress of Neurosurgery and President of Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia since 2019. He is also a member of Constitution and Bylaws Committee of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

Dato’ Dr. Kantha A/L Rasalingam has a keen interest in spinal surgery and has had numerous attachments and fellowships in Malaysia, Japan and Korea. He has organised many courses, both brain and spine, and was the Organising Chairman for the first Neurospine Congress held in 2016. He also conducts yearly spinal courses for training post graduates as well as young neurosurgeons.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 47

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 1 June 2021

Length of Service: 9 months

Date of Last Re-election: Nil

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant in 2017
  • Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2005
  • Master of Business Administration in E-Commerce from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2001
  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 2000
  • Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2000

Working experience:

Lim Fen Nee was the Regional Partner of Deloitte Southeast Asia (“SEA”), SEA Regulatory and Public Policy Leader from 2017 to 2019. Her main role involves dealing with assurance and advisory, professional practice, quality initiatives, regulatory and public policy. In addition to being the Chief Financial Officer Program CoLeader for Malaysia, she also actively supported the firm’s gender equality initiatives and was a partner mentor to young women talent. Previously, she was a mentor to ACCA’s Leaders for Tomorrow. She appeared as moderator or panelist in various public speaking engagements to support views ranging from standard settings to regulatory, public policy, and governance matters.

Prior to her role in Deloitte SEA, she was with Securities Commission Malaysia from 2010 to 2016. She was the Head of Audit Oversight Board (“AOB”) and was one of the founding management team. In addition, she also served as a Project Advisor to the Securities Commission covering various capital market projects and actively involved in international and ASEAN audit oversight activities.

She gained extensive experience in assurance and advisory in public listed companies, multinational company, initial public offerings, debt securitisation and corporate restructuring during her roles in Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur and PricewaterhouseCoopers United States during the period from 1997 to 2009. In her early career, she has also served her posting in the United States and held consulting roles in The World Bank covering governance and financial reporting.

Amongst her other contributions, she represented the authorities, accounting profession and the industry both locally and internationally and continues to do so as a Council Member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), Chair of MIA Digital Technology Implementation Committee and as the Chair of ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee. She was also a past member of the Audit Licensing Committee of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 53

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 16 June 2020

Length of Service: 9 months

Date of Last Re-election: Nil

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute in 2018
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in United Kingdom in 2001
  • Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Mathematics & Statistic from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1990

Working experience: 

Anusha Thavarajah is Allianz’s Regional Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia, focused at advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic priorities in the region.

In addition, she is a member of the Allianz Asia’s Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia.

Anusha joined Allianz Asia in December 2019 from AIA Bhd., where she was the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to its three main business lines – Agency, Partnership Distribution and Corporate Solutions, Anusha oversaw AIA Malaysia’s Takaful, General Insurance, Pension and Asset Management, and Health Services units. Anusha was also the President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Chairperson of the Malaysian Insurance Institute and became the first female CEO in the AIA Group when she was appointed to head AIA Malaysia in June 2015.

Anusha has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry having served in various senior leadership roles in the UK, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 74

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 23 November 2012

Length of Service: 9 years

Date of Last Re-election: 30 May 2019

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 1971
  • Master of Laws from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 1974
  • Certificate of Legal Practice in 1987
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1987
  • Honorary Doctorate from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 2005
  • Honorary Doctorate from the University of Malaya in 2019
  • Doctor of Laws from the University of Malaya in 2019

Working experience:

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah started her career as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in 1974. In 1988, she ended her service with the University as the Dean of the Faculty. She then moved on to become the Head of the Legal Department of Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”). In 1991, she was promoted to the post of General Manager of the Human Resource Department at Maybank. She was then invited to serve in Bank Negara Malaysia as the Assistant Governor for the Security Department, Legal Department and Property and Service Department. 

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah’s international experience includes holding the position of Assistant Secretary General for Human Resource Management, United Nations, New York, from 1997 to 2002 and was the first Malaysian to be appointed to such a high ranking post in the United Nations system. From 2003 to 2006, she was the Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership in Finance, now known as The ICLIF Leadership And Governance Centre. In 2006, she was appointed as the ViceChancellor/President of the University of Malaya. She was the Executive Director of NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women from 2009 to 2013.

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah has been awarded the “Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Jasa Negara” and the “Panglima Setia Mahkota” from His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 March 2016

Length of Service: 5 years 8 months

Date of Last Re-election: 30 May 2019

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003
  • Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2004 

Working experience: 

Tunku Zain is Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (“IDEAS”); a Trustee of Yayasan Chow Kit, Yayasan Munarah, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Genovasi Foundation; an Independent Non-Executive Director of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad and Omesti Berhad, an advisor or patron to numerous educational and cultural organisations; a committee member of several societies and associations, including the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia; a columnist in three newspapers; and a Royal fellow of the National University of Malaysia.

Tunku Zain was educated at the Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School, Marlborough College and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his MSc in Comparative Politics. He then worked in the UK Houses of Parliament before moving to Washington DC to join the World Bank as a Public Sector Consultant. Upon returning to Malaysia, Tunku Zain worked at the United Nations Development Programme and the KRA Group before becoming a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. 

In 2006, he co-founded the Malaysia Think Tank which evolved into IDEAS in 2010. Since 2008 he has maintained a newspaper column: firstly Abiding Times in The Sun, then Roaming Beyond the Fence in the Star and Sin Chew, and now Conservatively Speaking Freely in the Malay Mail, Borneo Post and Oriental Daily. From these articles three books have been compiled, the latest being nominated for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Tunku Zain is also authored a coffee table book for the Installation of the Eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan and led a major project to revitalise the State Anthem. 

An Eisenhower Fellow, he has been selected for various leadership programmes by the governments of Australia, France and the European Union. Tunku Zain is often invited to speak on subjects ranging from nation building, public policy, history, culture, law, business ethics and youth development.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 10 August 2020

Length of Service: 1 year 2 months

Date of Last Re-election: 23 June 2021

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Chairman of Risk Management Committee

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy from the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France
  • Master of Public Affairs from the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France
  • Master of Economics from University of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Working experience: 

Dr. Muhammed is formerly the Economic Adviser to the former Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. He was also a Member of the Economic Action Council from 2019 to 2020. 

Dr. Muhammed has served as consultant for the World Bank, United Nations Development Program (“UNDP”), United Nations Children’s Fund (“UNICEF”) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (“UNESCAP”).

He had also served as Director of Research at Khazanah Research Institute, Head of Economics at the Securities Commission Malaysia and a Senior Analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies. He was also a Senior Technical Advisor at the UNDP Malaysia.

Dr. Muhammed is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, and also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 November 2021

Length of Service: Nil

Date of Last Re-election: Nil

Membership of Board Committee:

  • ICAEW Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England And Wales in 2016
  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 1990
  • Certified Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1988

Working experience:

Mr. Lim Tuang Ooi (“James”), is an accomplished professional and a Chartered Accountant, with wide experience of over 38 years in the fields of risk management, banking and accounting.

He was the Senior Adviser/Director at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia from 2019 to 2021, to help to set up the investment risk, governance and compliance framework and structure. Before that, he spent close to 12 years at the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) from 2007 to 2019 as the Senior General Manager and Head of Risk Management division. James was effectively the Chief Risk Officer, responsible for the whole risk management and governance division. He has helped transformed the risk management practice of EPF and facilitated in embedding risk philosophy into the Strategic Asset Allocation Investment model, resulting in EPF being able to deliver consistent risk adjusted returns even up till today. EPF manages a total investment fund size of over RM900 billion and exceeding 14 million members.

Prior to EPF, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hong Leong Bank Berhad for 3 years and Credit/Risk Director/Quality Director/Financial Controller at various stages of his career at Citigroup/Citibank Berhad where he spent a total of 16 years. He also spent 6 years (1982 to 1987) with KPMG Malaysia where he qualified as an accountant and worked in the areas of audit, taxation and consultancy.

James was awarded the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong in 2013. He was also awarded with the Most Advanced Implementer of Q-Radar (Corporate Risk Scorecard) in 2009 and an Excellence in Enterprise Risk Management in 2016.

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 3 September 2014

Length of Service: 7 years 1 month

Date of Last Re-election: 23 June 2021

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Certificate of Insurance from the Institut Teknologi Mara in 1986
  • Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute in 2016

Working experience:

Zakri has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joined Allianz Malaysia Berhad (“AMB”) in 2000 as the Head of Industrial Business and subsequently appointed as the Head of Technical Division in 2004. He was the Head of Operations Division of Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“AGIC”) before he assumed his position as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of AGIC in December 2010. Zakri retired as the CEO of AGIC on 30 June 2021. He is currently the CEO of AMB, a position he has held since 3 September 2014. Prior to his employment with AMB Group, he was the General Manager of the American Malaysian Insurance Berhad.