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Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah Binti Salim as Chairman of Allianz Malaysia and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General) with effect from 23 May 2018.

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah, who was appointed as Independent Director since 2012, is the first woman appointed as Chairman of Allianz Malaysia.  She succeeds Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Razali Bin Ismail who retired as Chairman and Director of Allianz Malaysia, Allianz General and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Life) while Mr. Foo San Kan succeeds Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Razali Bin Ismail as Chairman of Allianz Life.

Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah’s international experience includes holding the position as Assistant Secretary General for Human Resource Management, United Nations, New York from 1997 to 2002, and she was the first Malaysian appointed to such a high ranking post in the United Nations. 

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 University of Malaya. She was also the Executive Director of NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women Malaysia from 2009 to 2013.

“Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah brings her vast experience and proven leadership to the role of Chairman and has all the qualities to lead Allianz Malaysia to its next stage of development. On behalf of the Management, I would like to thank Tan Sri Razali for his strong leadership and wish him the very best in his retirement,” said Allianz Malaysia CEO Zakri Khir. 

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