MSIG Malaysia

DATO’ MOHD SALLEHUDDIN BIN OTHMAN

Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd. Sallehuddin bin Othman joined MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as an independent Non-Executive Director in 2005 and was appointed the Chairman of the Board in March 2014. He holds professional accounting qualifications from the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom. He also graduated with a Master’s Degree from City University, London in 1975. He has been registered as a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1981 and became a Fellow member of ACCA in 1983.

Dato’ Mohd. Sallehuddin began his career with brief stints at various audit firms in Malaysia and the 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 his return to Malaysia in 1986, Dato’ Mohd. Sallehuddin joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad, working in senior positions in corporate services and human resources until 1994. From mid-1994 to 2000, Dato’ Mohd. Sallehuddin was with UMW Holdings Berhad, initially as Executive Director, and subsequently as Group Managing Director. From 2001 until his retirement in 2006, he served as Group Managing Director of Malaysian Industrial Finance Berhad.

Post retirement, Dato’ Mohd. Sallehuddin has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of a few companies including a foreign Islamic bank. In addition to MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd, he is currently an Independent Director of a number of companies, notably Axa Affin Life Insurance Berhad and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (M) Berhad.

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

 

DATUK SERI DR NIK NORZRUL THANI BIN N HASSAN THANI 

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani bin N. Hassan Thani was appointed Director of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd on 16 March 2009. He holds a Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a Masters in Law from Queen Mary College, University of London. He read law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. Datuk Seri Dr Nik also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice (with distinction) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. A Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1986. He was previously a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Harvard Law School and a Chevening Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies. Datuk Seri Dr Nik is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Currently, Datuk Seri Dr Nik is the Chairman and Senior Partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Prior to joining Zaid Ibrahim & Co., Datuk Seri Dr Nik was with Baker & McKenzie (International Lawyers), Singapore.

He is also a Director of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd, UMW Holdings Bhd, T7 Global Berhad, Ranhill Holdings Bhd, Chin Hin Group Berhad and Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad.

Presently, Datuk Seri Dr Nik serves as a member of the Nominations, Remuneration, Audit and Compliance & Risk Management Committees.

 

MR HITOSHI KITAGAWA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Hitoshi Kitagawa joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 March 2014. He is currently the Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Prior to this, he had been the Group Leader of the Techno Park Management Group of Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

A graduate of Meiji University, Japan, Mr Kitagawa joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Japan in 1981. He has gained over 35 years of working experience in the machinery, global logistics and auto parts manufacturing global operations in his time with the company. His previous overseas posting was to Bangkok, Thailand where he worked from 2005 to 2011.

Presently, Mr Kitagawa serves as a member of the Nominations, Remuneration, Audit and Compliance & Risk Management Committees.

 

MS PEARL CHAN SIEW CHENG

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.

 

MS LOH GUAT LAN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Loh Guat Lan joined the Board of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2010. She is currently the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Assurance Berhad (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.

Ms Loh 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). Ms Loh has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

She is also a member of the Investment Committee.

 

MR ALAN JOHN WILSON

Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Alan Wilson has helmed the Singapore-based Asia regional holding office of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (MSIG) as Regional CEO since 2008. In his capacity as Regional CEO, he also serves as Chairman or Director (or equivalent) on the boards of 13 MSIG companies around the region. Under Mr Wilson’s leadership, the MSIG network in Asia has now expanded to 17 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 over 30 years of experience in the general insurance industry. Mr Wilson is also Chairman of MSIG Berhad.

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 business 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.

He is also a member of the Nominations Committee.

 

MR CHUA SECK GUAN

Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Chua Seck Guan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd on 1 April 2010. A Senior Associate and Certified Insurance Professional from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, he has vast experience in general insurance operations having served 34 years with the company.

He provides the leadership and plays key strategic and operational roles in charting the company’s growth to its current revenue and profit level, and has positioned MSIG as one of the leaders in the industry. He was also instrumental in leading MSIG to be the General Insurance Company of The Year 2015, a recognition awarded by the Asia Insurance Review.

He is currently the Deputy Chairman of PIAM Management Committee and sits on the boards of Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC), Ombudsman for Financial Services and MSIG Berhad.

He is also a member of the Investment Committee.

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