Board of Directors

Sharkawi Alis
Chairman

SHARKAWI ALIS, aged sixty-six (67), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman since 7 January 2005 and was subsequently appointed as Non- Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 3 September 2007. Member of the Nomination Committee. He is a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, London where he was called in 1971. He served in the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service in various capacities for eleven (11) years before he was appointed as Group Legal Adviser of Malaysian Mining Corporation Berhad in August 1982. In January 1997, he joined the Securities Commission, Malaysia as Director of Market Supervision and subsequently as Director of Corporate Resources Division till March 2003. Also Chairman of Malaysian Re, Takaful IKHLAS, MRT, Labuan Re and MRDL, a Director of MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, MIDF Property Berhad and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

Mohd Din Merican
Board Member

MOHD DIN MERICAN, aged fifty-two (52), Non-Independent Executive Director with effect from 9 January 2012 and President & Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Member of the Investment Committee. Obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Insurance Institute since 1991. His more than twenty-nine (29) years' experience in the insurance industry began in 1985 when he joined one of Malaysia´s general insurance companies. Since then he has held key management positions in various insurance, insurance broking and reinsurance firms including being the Principal Officer & General Manager of SCOR Switzerland Ltd, Labuan Branch. Prior to joining MNRB, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Berhad. Formerly 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 Re, MRT, Takaful IKHLAS, Labuan Re, MRDL and Motordata Research Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

Megat Dziauddin Megat Mahmud
Board Member

MEGAT DZIAUDDIN MEGAT MAHMUD, aged sixty-eight (68), Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director since 24 August 2006 and re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 July 2011. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as the Audit Committee and member of the Investment Committee. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Econs.) (Hons.) degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland as well as a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He had served Golden Hope Plantations Berhad as Group Director, Finance, Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank, first as General Manager - Operations and later as General Manager - Investment, Bank Simpanan Nasional as Finance Manager and the Accountant-General’s Department as Treasury Accountant. Also the Chairman of Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad and a Director of Malaysian Re, MRT, Pernec Corporation Bhd, Alliance Financial Group Bhd, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, Alliance Investment Bank Berhad, Takaful IKHLAS and several other private limited companies.

P. Raveenderen
Board Member

P. RAVEENDEREN, aged sixty-nine (69), Malaysian. Appointed as a Director on 11 November 1993 and designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2003. He was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 July 2011. Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee. An Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute as well as a Chartered Insurer. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Insurance (M) Sdn. Bhd. since 1985 until the Company merged with Sun Alliance Insurance (M) Sdn. Bhd. on 1 September 1999 when he assumed the position of Executive Director of the merged Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (M) Bhd. until his retirement on 31 August 2001. Also a Director of Malaysian Re.

Dato' Syed Ariff Fadzillah Syed Awalluddin
Board Member

DATO’ SYED ARIFF FADZILLAH SYED AWALLUDDIN, aged seventy (70), Malaysian. Appointed as a Director on 31 January 2003 and re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2004. Chairman of the Nomination Committee, member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then obtained a Diploma in International Relations from University of Oslo, a Diploma in Development Administration from the London School of Economics and Master's in International Relations from the University of New York. Joined the Government service in 1967 and was later posted abroad to serve in Canada, Libya and the United Nations in New York and Indonesia. Was appointed as the Ambassador to Fiji, Republic of Korea and Thailand until his retirement from Government Service in 2001. Also the Chairman of Berjaya Auto Berhad, a Director of Malaysian Re, MRT, EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd. and one (1) other private limited company.

Yusoff Yaacob
Board Member

YUSOFF YAACOB, aged sixty-six (66), Malaysian. Appointed as a Director on 10 November 2004 and re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 March 2006. Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Obtained a Diploma in Insurance Studies & Insurance Management from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. A Chartered Insurance Practitioner and a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom. Started his career as an Insurance Trainee with Malaysia National Insurance Sdn. Bhd. in 1970 and held the position of Marine Manager until 1979. Joined Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in 1979 and was the General Manager (Insurance Division) until his retirement in 2003. Also a Director of Malaysian Re.

Datuk Mohd Khalil Dato' Mohd Noor
Board Member

DATUK MOHD KHALIL DATO’ MOHD NOOR, aged seventy-three (73), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 14 December 2004. Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee. Graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then obtained a Diploma in Commercial Policy from GATT Training Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. He was the former Auditor-General of Malaysia from 1994 to 2000. Also the former Secretary of the Foreign Investment Committee, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Secretary General of the Ministry of Works. Currently, a Director of IOI Corporation Berhad, Malaysian Re and MRT.

Paisol Ahmad
Board Member

PAISOL AHMAD, aged sixty (60), Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 11 April 2008. Member of the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee. Obtained a Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi MARA and thereafter became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. Also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He was the Senior Accountant of Pernas Charter Management Sdn. Bhd.  He then held various positions in Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad before being appointed as its Executive Director/Senior Vice President II. He was subsequently transferred to PNB and is currently the Senior Vice President, Financial Management Audit Division. Also a director of Takaful IKHLAS, KAF Investment Bank Berhad and two (2) other private limited companies.