THE MALAYSIAN INSURANCE INSTITUTE RECEIVES THE “EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR” AWARD AT THE 16TH ASIA INSURANCE INDUSTRY AWARDS 2012
Puan Khadijah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) received the “Educational Service Provider of the Year” award on behalf of MII, in appreciation of the Institute’s great efforts in turning itself into an important provider of human capital development solutions to the industry in Asia and for expanding its role to help create greater public awareness about insurance.
Puan Khadijah received the award which was presented at the 16th Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2012 Dinner on 28 October 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. The award winners were evaluated by a panel of experts and industry leaders made up of 29 representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies and associations in and outside Asia. This year, the awards received about 800 entries from companies and organisations all across Asia and 14 winners have been acknowledged for their outstanding performances.
"We are honoured and delighted to receive this award which in a way is a testimony that MII is able to meet the needs and expectations of the insurance industry not only in Malaysia but also across Asia," said Puan Khadijah. This award is very special to MII as it also reflects the availability and the capabilities of technologies and various
infrastructures that MII possesses in promoting training and education and elevating professionalism among the insurance and non-insurance fraternity throughout the Asian region.
MII has transformed from being a typical non-profit insurance training provider to a human capital development solution provider. The year 2011 saw MII receive about 150,000 participants in all its training and education programmes, conferences and examinations. It also attracted international participation in its training and education programmes with foreign participants from
Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Seychelles, Kazakhstan, Bhutan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Maldives, and Saudi Arabia, among other countries. The huge number of participants was due to the increased number of offerings and strong testimony of the quality and relevance of them.
The Institute also takes pride by developing and providing various other platforms for knowledge sharing and information through its Knowledge Centre, series of awareness programmes with Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) and its prominent role as the Secretariat of the ASEAN Insurance Training and Research Institute (AITRI) in which through AITRI, MII strengthens the insurance cooperation among the ASEAN insurance regulators.
Under its Capacity Building Initiatives, MII has identified and started important projects that could change the landscape of insurance training and education in Malaysia and the emerging markets. A total of RM44.8 million worth of projects will be implemented under the programme, with most of them still in the pipeline. All these initiatives are being done by MII with the understanding that the success of the industry relies on its talents’ professionalism and competence.
This significant contribution also saw MII gaining recognition as the first winner from Asia to have won the prestigious Award, “Professional Service Provider of the Year” in London in 2007.
From the board of directors, management team and staff of MII, we would like to thank each and everyone who has significantly contributed to the development of the Institute. Let us together celebrate this proud moment of MII and the Malaysian insurance industry.
Pn Khadijah in group photo with other 13 winners
Pn Khadijah receiving the award on behalf of MII
MII’s current and past board of directors attended the event to show their support to MII. From left: YBhg Dato’ Adrian Loh Heong Chow, En Mohamad Abdullah, En Hashim Harun, Pn Khadijah Abdullah, Mr Alex Foong Soo Hah, Mr Leong Yee Fook, Mr Jahanath Muthusamy and Mr Ng Lian Lu.
The MII team at the event supporting the Institute