MSIG Malaysia


Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd Sallehuddin Othman (DMSO) joined MSIG Insurance (M) Berhad  as an independent non-executive director in 2005 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board in March 2014. He holds professional accounting qualifications in Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom. He also graduated with a Master’s Degree in City University, London in 1975. He is registered as a Chartered Accountant with Malaysia Institute of Accountants in 1981 and became a Fellow member of ACCA in 1983.

DMSO began his career with brief stints in various audit firms in Malaysia and United Kingdom, a statutory body and a major Government linked company in Malaysia before joining the Asian Development Bank based in Manila, Philippines from 1981 to 1986.

Upon return to Malaysia in 1986, DMSO joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad  in  senior positions doing corporate services and human resource until 1994. From mid 1994 to 2000, DMSO was with UMW Holdings Berhad initially as Executive Director and subsequently as Group Managing Director. From 2001 until his retirement in 2006, DMSO served as Group Managing Director of Malaysian Industrial Finance Berhad.

Post retirement, DMSO has served as an independent non-executive director of a few companies including a foreign Islamic bank. Currently, apart from MSIG Insurance (M) Berhad, DMSO is an independent director of a number of companies, notably Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (M) Berhad.

Presently, Dato’ Mohd Sallehuddin serves as a member of the Board Nominations, Remuneration, Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committees.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Pearl Chan Siew Cheng joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd on 18 March 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She has 31 years of experience in the Malaysian fund management industry, having managed institutional money such as government funds, insurance funds, pension funds, charitable foundations and unit trust funds throughout her career.

Prior to her retirement in January 2008, Ms Chan was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Principal Asset Management for one year, after a merger between CIMB and the Southern Bank Group. Before that, she pioneered SBB Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Southern Bank Group, which became the first commercial bank in Malaysia to have an asset management arm. She held the position of CEO for 17 years, and CEO/Chief Investment Officer for the first 14 years, leading a team of equity and fixed income fund managers. Before setting up SBB Asset Management, she was General Manager of Rashid Hussain Asset Management and a fund manager with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad for a total of 13 years.

During her career, she also spearheaded two major corporate integration exercises in 2003 and 2007, where she successfully completed the entire integration process, involving organisation and governance structures, human resources, administration and technical systems. Ms Chan is a graduate in Economics from the University of Nottingham, England.

Presently, Ms Pearl Chan serves as a member of the Nominations, Audit, Compliance & Risk Management and Investment Committees.

Dato Muthanna Bin Abdullah


Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Muthanna Bin Abdullah joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 March 2018. He is a Barrister of Middle Temple and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He read law at the University of Buckingham, England and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1982 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1983. He is a Consultant of Abdullah Chan & Co.

Currently, Dato’ Muthanna is the Honorary Consul to Kuala Lumpur of the Republic of San Marino.

He is also a Director of Sapura Resources Berhad, Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad, Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad and a Trustee of Yayasan Siti Sapura.

Presently, Dato’ Muthanna serves as a member of the Board Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and Compliance & Risk Management Committees of the Company.



Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Iichiro Sadamoto joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2017 and is currently the Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Prior to this, he was the Group Leader of Parts Assembly Department of Toyota Tsusho Corporation since 2013.

A graduate in law from Hiroshima University Japan,   Mr Sadamoto has more than 23 years of working experience in the automotive parts and parts assembly during his tenure in Toyota Tsusho Corporation. He also has experience in overseas posting where he worked at the Manila Branch in Philippines from 2002 to 2003, Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd from 2003 to 2007 and as a President of TT Assembly (Thailand) Co., Ltd and TT Assembly East Co., Ltd from 2010 to 2013.




Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Loh Guat Lan joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2010. She is currently the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Assurance (HLA), a subsidiary of HLA Holdings Sdn Bhd (HLAH) wholly-owned by Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad (HLFG), the financial services arm of Hong Leong Group Malaysia. She is also a director of Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad.

She was appointed to the position on 1 September 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and is a fellow member of Life Management Institute (FLMI), Customer Service Management (CSM) and Life Office Management (LOMA). She is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Registered Financial Planner (RFP). 

Her last role prior to joining HLA as the Chief Operating Officer (Life Division) was Vice President & Senior Director of Agency (Malaysia). She has over 28 years of experience in the insurance industry.

She is also a member of the Board Investment Committee.



Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Alan Wilson has helmed the Singapore-based Asia regional holding office of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group (MSIG) as Regional CEO since 2008. In his capacity as Regional CEO, he also serves as Chairman or Director on the boards (or equivalent) of 20 MSIG related entities around the region, including Chairman of MSIG Berhad. Under Mr Wilson’s leadership, the MSIG network in Asia has expanded to 14 markets.  In April 2015, Mr Wilson was honoured to be appointed as the first foreign Executive Officer, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co Ltd (Japan). Mr Wilson has a sound executive management track record and has about 40 years of experience in the general insurance industry.

Prior to joining MSIG Asia, Mr Wilson was the Asia CEO at Allianz from 1999. He assumed overall responsibility for managing over 20 general, life and health insurance operations across 14 countries and later served on several boards for Allianz and for other groups such as Parkway in Asia.  Mr Wilson joined Allianz from Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group where he was Asia Managing Director.  Over the course of his 21 years there, he held various senior positions with progressive responsibilities, where he managed general and life insurance businesses in 11 countries.

A British national and a Singaporean Permanent Resident, Mr Wilson has lived and worked in Asia since 1982 in various places, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan and Singapore.

Mr Wilson is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and has a BA (Hons) in Economics and Economic History from the University of Liverpool, England.

He is also a member of the Board Nominations Committee.

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