Board of Directors

Learn more about the men and women that guide 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: 58

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 January 2022

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

•  Certificate of Insurance, 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 (“Allianz General”) before he assumed his current position as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Allianz General in December 2010 and CEO of AMB on 3 September 2014. He retired as the CEO of Allianz General on 30 June 2021 and CEO of AMB on 31 December 2021. Following his retirement, Zakri provides consultancy and advisory services and support to Allianz SE Singapore Branch ("AZAP") on matters relating to to all Property & Casualty entities in the AZAP region effective 1 January 2022 . He was appointed as the CEO of AMB since 3 September 2014 and retired on 31 December 2021. Prior to his employment with AMB Group, he was the General Manager of The American Malaysian Insurance Berhad.

 

Present directorships:


Listed entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad


Public company:

•  Yayasan Chow Kit

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 July 2020

Membership of Board Committee:

•  Member of Audit Committee

•  Member of Risk Management Committees

•  Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualification:

•  Master of Business Administration, 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. 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 the 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


Public companies:

•  Chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad

•  Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

•  Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad

•  Khazanah Nasional Berhad 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 28 November 2014

Membership of Board Committee:

•  Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Qualifications:

•  Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Government, London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003

•  Master of Science in Comparative Politics, 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 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

•  Chairman of Omesti Berhad

 

Public companies:

•  IDEAS Policy Research Berhad

•  Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs

•  Yayasan Chow Kit

•  Genovasi Foundation

•  Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 October 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 Ho 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 Ho 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 Ho 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 Ho 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 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 January 2021

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

•  Executive MBA, 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 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 entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad 


Public company:

•  
Nil

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 69

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 15 March 2022

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

•  Masters of Law (LL.M), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1985

•  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)(Hons), University Malaya in 1976

Working experience:

Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Binti Ali was appointed as Legal Officer of the Ministry of Labour and Attorney General's Chambers in 1976. She was appointed as Magistrate in Malacca in January 1979 and became President of the Session Court in Johor Bahru in December 1981. In the middle to late 1980s, she was Senior Federal Counsel to several Government units, including the Ministry of Defence in November 1985 and the Prime Minister's Department in March 1988. She was appointed Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia in November 1994 and Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in August 1996. She served as High Court Judge in Shah Alam, Johor and Kuala Lumpur from 1998 to 2001. In 2006, she was elevated to be Court of Appeal Judge and served until 2012. She was appointed as Federal Court Judge on 4 April 2012. 

Tan Sri Datuk Zainun retired from the Malaysian Judiciary in October 2018. Tan Sri Datuk Zainun was appointed as one of ten members of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime Advisory Board of the Global Judiciary Integrity Network on April 2018 which is established to promote judicial integrity amongst Judges and stakeholders.

 

Present directorships:


Listed entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad


Public company:

•  Permodalan Malaysia Berhad

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 54

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 17 March 2022

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 (“CEO”) for Asia Pacific since 1 December 2021. She is also a member of Allianz Asia’s Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia.

Anusha was previously Allianz’s Regional CEO, Life & Health for Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia.

Prior to joining Allianz Asia Pacific in December 2019, Anusha held the position of CEO at AIA Bhd. 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 first female President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Chairperson of the Malaysian Insurance Institute as well as 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 United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

 

Present Directorships:
 

Listed entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad 

 

Public company: 
•  Nil

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 15 July 2022

Membership of Board Committee:

•  Member of Risk Management Committee  

•  Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Qualifications:

•  Doctor of Philosophy, Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France in 2010

•  Master of Public Affairs, Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France in 2008

•  Master of Economics, University of Malaya in 2005

•  Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA in 1998

Working experience:

Dr. Muhammed bin Abdul  Khalid ("Dr. Muhammed") is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies of University Kebangsaan Malaysia, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Policy Research and International Studies of University Sains Malaysia. He is also a member of the Honorary Council of Advisors at the European-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and member of the Economic Committee of Malaysia Competition Commission. 

He is formerly the Economic Adviser to the former Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and Member of the Economic Action Council from 2018 to 2020. 

Dr. Muhammed has also served as consultant for the World Bank, United Nations Development Program ("UNDP"), United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations High Commission for Refugees. 

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 Malaysia. He was also a Senior Technical Advisor at the UNDP Malaysia.

Present Directorships:
 

Listed entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad 

 

Public company: 
•  Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 3 January 2017

Membership of Board Committees:

•  Member of Audit Committee

•  Member of Risk Management Committee

•  Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualification:

•  Master of Business Administration, 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. 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 the 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


Public companies:

•  Chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad

•  Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

•  Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad

•  Khazanah Nasional Berhad 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 October 2018

Membership of Board Committees:

•  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 Ho 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 Ho 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 Ho 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 Ho 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

 

Public company:

•  Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 1 June 2021

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications:

•  ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)  in 2017

•  Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), United Kingdom in 2005

•  Master of Business Administration in E-Commerce, Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2001

•  Chartered Accountant of the MIA in 2000

•  Member of the ACCA, United Kingdom 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 Co-Leader 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. This included having served as a Council Member of 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. 

Present directorships:

Listed entities:

•  Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

•  Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Berhad
 

Public company:

•  Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad 

Nationality: German

Age: 57

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 21 January 2022

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualification:

•  Masters In Business Administration, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany in 1991

Working experience:

Joseph Kumar Gross joined Allianz SE in 2002 as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Brand Management and was responsible in establishing market management as new leadership function and organisation within Allianz SE Group to substantially improve profitable customer growth. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Executive Director and Head of Group Market Management in 2010 and was responsible for the global leadership of global brand management for Allianz SE Group, driving digital transformation and true customer centricity as core strategic priority for Allianz globally. Having held various senior management positions within Allianz SE, his extensive experience in brand management, digital transformation and innovation, multi-access distribution and customer centricity as well as his international business experience and expertise were well sought after skills.

Joseph Kumar Gross started his career in 1991 and spent 11 years with Procter & Gamble Group, where he had held several marketing and branding positions in various European countries. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad from 20 April 2016 until 31 March 2022.

Present directorships:

Listed entity:

•  Nil

Public company:

•  Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad 

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 10 August 2020

Membership of Board Committee:

•  Member of Risk Management Committee

•  Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Qualifications:

•  Doctor of Philosophy, Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France in 2010

•  Master of Public Affairs, Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, France in 2008

•  Master of Economics, University of Malaya in 2005

•  Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA in 1998

Working experience:

Dr. Muhammed bin Abdul  Khalid ("Dr. Muhammed") is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies of University Kebangsaan Malaysia, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Policy Research and International Studies of University Sains Malaysia. He is also a member of the Honorary Council of Advisors at the European-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and member of the Economic Committee of Malaysia Competition Commission. 

He is formerly the Economic Adviser to the former Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and Member of the Economic Action Council from 2018 to 2020. 

Dr. Muhammed has also served as consultant for the World Bank, United Nations Development Program ("UNDP"), United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations High Commission for Refugees. 

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 Malaysia. He was also a Senior Technical Advisor at the UNDP Malaysia.

Present directorships:

Listed entity:

•  Allianz Malaysia Berhad

Public company:

•  Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 November 2021

Membership of Board Committee:

•  Chairman of Risk Management Committee

Qualifications:

•  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 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.

Present directorships:

Listed entity:

•  Nil

Public company:

•  Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 57

Gender: Female

Date of Appointment: 1 April 2022

Membership of Board Committee: Nil

Qualifications: 

•  Chartered Accountant of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1991

•  Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1987

Working Experience:

Wee Lay Hua (“Susie”) has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, IT hardware and software industries and regional functions.

Susie began her professional career in 1988 as an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Auckland, New Zealand and she was relocated to KPMG Peat Marwick, Singapore in 1993. Susie went on to assume various Senior Finance and Business Planning roles at Compaq Computer Asia Pte. Ltd. Singapore. In 1998, she assumed the role of Director, Finance and Administration at Compaq Computer Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd and as Manager, Merger and Integration at Compaq Computer Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd/Hewlett Packard Malaysia. Susie moved on to new challenges at Microsoft Malaysia in 2003 as the Finance Director, before relocating to Microsoft APAC, Singapore in 2008, overseeing the Regional Business Planning and Operations for Asia Pacific region.

Susie joined Lumen Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. (previously known as CenturyLink) in the capacity as Senior Regional Finance Director for APAC in 2012 until her retirement in 2020. Her main role was to provide financial support for Asia Pacific region covering 7 key countries (namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines) and deliver results of annual budget, forecast accuracy and analytics, as well as process improvement implementation.

Present directorships:

Listed entity:

•  Nil

Public company:

•  Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Date of Appointment: 1 January 2022

Membership of Committee: Nil

Qualifications: 

•  Bachelor of Commerce and Management – Majoring in Accounting and Investment, Lincoln University, New Zealand in 1988

Working Experience:

Mr. Wang Wee Keong (“Sean”) has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He started his professional career as an auditor in Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1997. In 1998, Sean joined American Malaysian Insurance as the Head of Healthcare and Personal Accident, responsible for underwriting, claims and policy management. In 2001, he joined ING Insurance Berhad and assumed responsibility for sales in Employee Benefits, managing direct clients and brokers. On 17 May 2004, Sean joined Allianz General Insurance Malaysia Berhad as Head of Personal Lines, being responsible for underwriting and introduction of retail products. He then moved on to become Head of Branch Operations in 2007, managing 31 branches nationwide. Sean was appointed as Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad in 2010. Sean was the Chief Operations Officer of both Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad ("Allianz General") and Allianz Malaysia Berhad ("AMB") before he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz General and AMB on 1 July 2021 and 1 January 2022 respectively.

Present directorships:

Listed entity:

•  Nil

Public company:

•  Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad