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Corporate Governance

Board Members

Malaysian, 58

(Chairman of the Board, Independent Director; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Puan Norazian Binti Ahmad Tajuddin (“Puan Norazian”) joined the Board on 1 April 2015.

Puan Norazian holds a Master in Business Administration (majoring in Finance) from Edith Cowan University, Australia and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Puan Norazian has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry, with the last 15 years being in senior management roles. She has experience in treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. Specifically, she has worked in foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, IT and asset and liability management. She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Bhd., has worked at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Bhd., Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at her last post at Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”).

She was also BSN’s Board nominee at Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. as an Independent director.

Malaysian, 62

(Executive Director; Member of  the Nominating Committee)

Mr. Chan Thye Seng (“Mr. Chan”) joined the Board in October 1994. He graduated from University College Cardiff with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree. He had 13 years of working experience as a practising lawyer, after having been called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1980 and the Malaysian Bar in 1982.

He is the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of POB. He also sits on the board of other subsidiary companies of POB such as P & O Capital Sdn. Bhd., Pacific & Orient Distribution Sdn. Bhd., P & O Global Technologies Sdn. Bhd., P & O Global Technologies, Inc. and P & O Global Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He was previously on the Boards of the Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange and Malaysian Futures Clearing Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

Mr. Chan currently sits on the boards of Ancom Bhd. and also on several private limited companies.

South African, 41

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of  the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Mr. Prasheem Seebran (“Mr. Prasheem”) joined the Board on 25 April 2016.

Presently, he is a Regional Executive of Sanlam Emerging Market’s South East Asian operations. His role involves overlooking SEM’s investments in the region that currently comprises a life insurance company and general insurance company in Malaysia. He is also involved in expansion in the region, actively looking for partners that meets SEM’s criteria.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2001 and is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of both the South African and Malaysian Actuarial Societies. 

He has over 15 years experience in Capital and Risk Management, General Insurance Pricing, Reserving, Product Development and Reinsurance Structuring and Optimization. Mr. Prasheem has been involved in Management and Strategy at a Group level for the majority of his career with his current focus areas being Capital optimisation and Business strategy.

Before joining SEM, Mr. Prasheem acted as the Chief Actuary for a large South African general insurance company and prior to that was part of the senior management team of one of the world’s largest cell captive insurance companies. He currently sits on the boards of both companies in Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director and is a member of the SEM Executive Committee.

Malaysian, 57

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina Binti Zahari joined the Board on 12 June 2014.

She received her BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hull UK focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.

She was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company, and was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from 2004 to 2006. She has previous board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from 1993 to 1996, then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in 2001, which merged to become MDEX in June 2001. 

She was then appointed Head of Exchanges, managing the operations of KLSE, MESDAQ, MDEX and Labuan International Financial Exchanges  in September 2003 prior to KLSE’s (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) demutualisation. She is also a regular speaker at many international conferences and forums.

She was a director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd. prior to being appointed chairman of Manulife Holdings Bhd. in December 2013. She was also a director of Tanah Makmur Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific & Orient Bhd., Hong Leong Industries Bhd., Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. and IGB Bhd. besides holding directorships in several private limited companies.

She is also a member of Market Participants Committee (MPC) of Bursa Malaysia since July 2014 and a member of Olave Baden Powell Society since 1992.

She is a Vice-President of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia and Divemaster with National Association of Underwater Instructors. She was a Member of Global Board of Advisers for XBRL until 2009 and was also on the Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation until May 2010.

Malaysian, 62

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee)

Dr. Loh joins the Board on 1 July 2019. He currently sits on the board of MBSB Bank Bhd. as an independent director and is also a member of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd. (MARC). 

He has previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few local banking groups in Malaysia where he gained much exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a board member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a director of an insurance and takaful broker. He had also served as a member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak).

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Audit Committee

Malaysian, 57

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina Binti Zahari joined the Board on 12 June 2014.

She received her BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hull UK focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.

She was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company, and was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from 2004 to 2006. She has previous board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from 1993 to 1996, then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in 2001, which merged to become MDEX in June 2001.

She was then appointed Head of Exchanges, managing the operations of KLSE, MESDAQ, MDEX and Labuan International Financial Exchanges  in September 2003 prior to KLSE’s (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) demutualisation. She is also a regular speaker at many international conferences and forums.

She was a director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd. prior to being appointed chairman of Manulife Holdings Bhd. in December 2013. She was also a director of Tanah Makmur Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific & Orient Bhd., Hong Leong Industries Bhd., Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. and IGB Bhd. besides holding directorships in several private limited companies.

She is also a member of Market Participants Committee (MPC) of Bursa Malaysia since July 2014 and a member of Olave Baden Powell Society since 1992.

She is a Vice-President of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia and Divemaster with National Association of Underwater Instructors. She was a Member of Global Board of Advisers for XBRL until 2009 and was also on the Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation until May 2010.

Malaysian, 58

(Chairman of the Board, Independent Director; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Puan Norazian binti Ahmad Tajuddin (“Puan Norazian”) joined the Board on 1 April 2015.

Puan Norazian holds a Master in Business Administration (majoring in Finance) from Edith Cowan University, Australia and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. 

Puan Norazian has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry, with the last 15 years being in senior management roles.  She has experience in treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. Specifically, she has worked in foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, IT and asset and liability management. She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Bhd., has worked at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Bhd., Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at her last post at Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”).

She was also BSN’s Board nominee at Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. as an Independent director.

South African, 41

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of  the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Mr. Prasheem Seebran (“Mr. Prasheem”) joined the Board on 25 April 2016.

Presently, he is a Regional Executive of Sanlam Emerging Market’s South East Asian operations. His role involves overlooking SEM’s investments in the region that currently comprises a life insurance company and general insurance company in Malaysia. He is also involved in expansion in the region, actively looking for partners that meets SEM’s criteria.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2001 and is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of both the South African and Malaysian Actuarial Societies.

He has over 15 years experience in Capital and Risk Management, General Insurance Pricing, Reserving, Product Development and Reinsurance Structuring and Optimization. Mr. Prasheem has been involved in Management and Strategy at a Group level for the majority of his career with his current focus areas being Capital optimisation and Business strategy.

Before joining SEM, Mr. Prasheem acted as the Chief Actuary for a large South African general insurance company and prior to that was part of the senior management team of one of the world’s largest cell captive insurance companies. He currently sits on the boards of both companies in Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director and is a member of the SEM Executive Committee.

Malaysian, 62

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee)

Dr. Loh joins the Board on 1 July 2019. He currently sits on the board of MBSB Bank Bhd. as an independent director and is also a member of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd. (MARC). 

He has previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few local banking groups in Malaysia where he gained much exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a board member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a director of an insurance and takaful broker. He had also served as a member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak).

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Risk Management Committee

Malaysian, 57

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina Binti Zahari joined the Board on 12 June 2014.

She received her BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hull UK focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.

She was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company, and was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from 2004 to 2006. She has previous board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from 1993 to 1996, then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in 2001, which merged to become MDEX in June 2001. 

She was then appointed Head of Exchanges, managing the operations of KLSE, MESDAQ, MDEX and Labuan International Financial Exchanges  in September 2003 prior to KLSE’s (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) demutualisation. She is also a regular speaker at many international conferences and forums.

She was a director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd. prior to being appointed chairman of Manulife Holdings Bhd. in December 2013. She was also a director of Tanah Makmur Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific & Orient Bhd., Hong Leong Industries Bhd., Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. and IGB Bhd. besides holding directorships in several private limited companies.

She is also a member of Market Participants Committee (MPC) of Bursa Malaysia since July 2014 and a member of Olave Baden Powell Society since 1992.

She is a Vice-President of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia and Divemaster with National Association of Underwater Instructors. She was a Member of Global Board of Advisers for XBRL until 2009 and was also on the Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation until May 2010.

Malaysian, 58

(Chairman of the Board, Independent Director; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Puan Norazian Binti Ahmad Tajuddin (“Puan Norazian”) joined the Board on 1 April 2015.

Puan Norazian holds a Master in Business Administration (majoring in Finance) from Edith Cowan University, Australia and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Puan Norazian has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry, with the last 15 years being in senior management roles.  She has experience in treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. Specifically, she has worked in foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, IT and asset and liability management. She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Bhd., has worked at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Bhd., Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at her last post at Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”).

She was also BSN’s Board nominee at Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. as an Independent director.

South African, 41

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of  the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Mr. Prasheem Seebran (“Mr. Prasheem”) joined the Board on 25 April 2016.

Presently, he is a Regional Executive of Sanlam Emerging Market’s South East Asian operations. His role involves overlooking SEM’s investments in the region that currently comprises a life insurance company and general insurance company in Malaysia. He is also involved in expansion in the region, actively looking for partners that meets SEM’s criteria.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2001 and is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of both the South African and Malaysian Actuarial Societies. 

He has over 15 years experience in Capital and Risk Management, General Insurance Pricing, Reserving, Product Development and Reinsurance Structuring and Optimization. Mr. Prasheem has been involved in Management and Strategy at a Group level for the majority of his career with his current focus areas being Capital optimisation and Business strategy.

Before joining SEM, Mr. Prasheem acted as the Chief Actuary for a large South African general insurance company and prior to that was part of the senior management team of one of the world’s largest cell captive insurance companies. He currently sits on the boards of both companies in Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director and is a member of the SEM Executive Committee.

Malaysian, 62

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee)

Dr. Loh joins the Board on 1 July 2019. He currently sits on the board of MBSB Bank Bhd. as an independent director and is also a member of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd. (MARC). 

He has previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few local banking groups in Malaysia where he gained much exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a board member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a director of an insurance and takaful broker. He had also served as a member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak).

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Nominating Committee

Malaysian, 62

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee)

Dr. Loh joins the Board on 1 July 2019. He currently sits on the board of MBSB Bank Bhd. as an independent director and is also a member of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd. (MARC). 

He has previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few local banking groups in Malaysia where he gained much exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a board member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a director of an insurance and takaful broker. He had also served as a member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak).

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Malaysian, 58

(Chairman of the Board, Independent Director; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Puan Norazian Binti Ahmad Tajuddin (“Puan Norazian”) joined the Board on 1 April 2015.

Puan Norazian holds a Master in Business Administration (majoring in Finance) from Edith Cowan University, Australia and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Puan Norazian has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry, with the last 15 years being in senior management roles.  She has experience in treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. Specifically, she has worked in foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, IT and asset and liability management. She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Bhd., has worked at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Bhd., Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at her last post at Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”).

She was also BSN’s Board nominee at Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. as an Independent director.

Malaysian, 62

(Executive Director; Member of  the Nominating Committee)

Mr. Chan Thye Seng (“Mr. Chan”) joined the Board in October 1994. He graduated from University College Cardiff with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree. He had 13 years of working experience as a practising lawyer, after having been called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1980 and the Malaysian Bar in 1982. 

He is the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of POB. He also sits on the board of other subsidiary companies of POB such as P & O Capital Sdn. Bhd., Pacific & Orient Distribution Sdn. Bhd., P & O Global Technologies Sdn. Bhd., P & O Global Technologies, Inc. and P&O Global Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He was previously on the Boards of the Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange and Malaysian Futures Clearing Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

Mr. Chan currently sits on the boards of Ancom Bhd. and also on several private limited companies.

South African, 41

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of  the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Mr. Prasheem Seebran (“Mr. Prasheem”) joined the Board on 25 April 2016.

Presently, he is a Regional Executive of Sanlam Emerging Market’s South East Asian operations. His role involves overlooking SEM’s investments in the region that currently comprises a life insurance company and general insurance company in Malaysia. He is also involved in expansion in the region, actively looking for partners that meets SEM’s criteria.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2001 and is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of both the South African and Malaysian Actuarial Societies. 

He has over 15 years experience in Capital and Risk Management, General Insurance Pricing, Reserving, Product Development and Reinsurance Structuring and Optimization. Mr. Prasheem has been involved in Management and Strategy at a Group level for the majority of his career with his current focus areas being Capital optimisation and Business strategy.

Before joining SEM, Mr. Prasheem acted as the Chief Actuary for a large South African general insurance company and prior to that was part of the senior management team of one of the world’s largest cell captive insurance companies. He currently sits on the boards of both companies in Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director and is a member of the SEM Executive Committee.

Malaysian, 57

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina Binti Zahari joined the Board on 12 June 2014.

She received her BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hull UK focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.

She was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company, and was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from 2004 to 2006. She has previous board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from 1993 to 1996, then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in 2001, which merged to become MDEX in June 2001.

She was then appointed Head of Exchanges, managing the operations of KLSE, MESDAQ, MDEX and Labuan International Financial Exchanges  in September 2003 prior to KLSE’s (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) demutualisation. She is also a regular speaker at many international conferences and forums.

She was a director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd. prior to being appointed chairman of Manulife Holdings Bhd. in December 2013. She was also a director of Tanah Makmur Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific & Orient Bhd., Hong Leong Industries Bhd., Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. and IGB Bhd. besides holding directorships in several private limited companies.

She is also a member of Market Participants Committee (MPC) of Bursa Malaysia since July 2014 and a member of Olave Baden Powell Society since 1992.

She is a Vice-President of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia and Divemaster with National Association of Underwater Instructors. She was a Member of Global Board of Advisers for XBRL until 2009 and was also on the Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation until May 2010.

Remuneration Committee

Malaysian, 62

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee)

Dr. Loh joins the Board on 1 July 2019. He currently sits on the board of MBSB Bank Bhd. as an independent director and is also a member of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd. (MARC). 

He has previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few local banking groups in Malaysia where he gained much exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a board member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a director of an insurance and takaful broker. He had also served as a member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak).

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Malaysian, 58

(Chairman of the Board, Independent Director; Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Puan Norazian Binti Ahmad Tajuddin (“Puan Norazian”) joined the Board on 1 April 2015.

Puan Norazian holds a Master in Business Administration (majoring in Finance) from Edith Cowan University, Australia and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. 

Puan Norazian has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry, with the last 15 years being in senior management roles.  She has experience in treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. Specifically, she has worked in foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, IT and asset and liability management. She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Bhd., has worked at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Bhd., Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at her last post at Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”).

She was also BSN’s Board nominee at Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. as an Independent director.

South African, 41

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of  the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Mr. Prasheem Seebran (“Mr. Prasheem”) joined the Board on 25 April 2016.

Presently, he is a Regional Executive of Sanlam Emerging Market’s South East Asian operations. His role involves overlooking SEM’s investments in the region that currently comprises a life insurance company and general insurance company in Malaysia. He is also involved in expansion in the region, actively looking for partners that meets SEM’s criteria.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2001 and is a qualified Actuary and Fellow of both the South African and Malaysian Actuarial Societies. 

He has over 15 years experience in Capital and Risk Management, General Insurance Pricing, Reserving, Product Development and Reinsurance Structuring and Optimization. Mr. Prasheem has been involved in Management and Strategy at a Group level for the majority of his career with his current focus areas being Capital optimisation and Business strategy.

Before joining SEM, Mr. Prasheem acted as the Chief Actuary for a large South African general insurance company and prior to that was part of the senior management team of one of the world’s largest cell captive insurance companies. He currently sits on the boards of both companies in Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director and is a member of the SEM Executive Committee.

Malaysian, 57

(Independent Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina Binti Zahari joined the Board on 12 June 2014.

She received her BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Hull UK focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.

She was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company, and was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from 2004 to 2006. She has previous board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from 1993 to 1996, then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in 2001, which merged to become MDEX in June 2001.

She was then appointed Head of Exchanges, managing the operations of KLSE, MESDAQ, MDEX and Labuan International Financial Exchanges  in September 2003 prior to KLSE’s (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) demutualisation. She is also a regular speaker at many international conferences and forums.

She was a director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd. prior to being appointed chairman of Manulife Holdings Bhd. in December 2013. She was also a director of Tanah Makmur Bhd. Currently, she sits on the board of Pacific & Orient Bhd., Hong Leong Industries Bhd., Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. and IGB Bhd. besides holding directorships in several private limited companies.

She is also a member of Market Participants Committee (MPC) of Bursa Malaysia since July 2014 and a member of Olave Baden Powell Society since 1992.

She is a Vice-President of Persatuan Chopin Malaysia and Divemaster with National Association of Underwater Instructors. She was a Member of Global Board of Advisers for XBRL until 2009 and was also on the Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation until May 2010.

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