A Fresh Start
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the departure of Puan Khadijah Abdullah from the editorial team, she has moved on to another chapter in her working career and engaging new challenges. We are undoubtedly grateful for her excellent service to the Insurance magazine and hope she will continue to support us. I am excited to take on the reins of this magazine as I continue to hear positive feedback from both MII members and the public. I know that the editorial team puts a lot of effort scouring for articles and interviews that will be useful and informative to readers. We are finally reaching our goal of nurturing this magazine to be the platform for industry information and views. We wish to thank our specialist writers who have brought depth and new perspective to the magazine and we urge more readers to participate in uplifting the standard and range of articles. As the cover indicates, we have Jens Reich, CEO of Allianz Malaysia discussing their plans for the future. An informative read backed up with great statistics that clearly paint a brighter picture of the future of Allianz Malaysia. Telematics is currently making waves in the states and will eventually reach our shores; the feature provided by The Digital Insurer breaks down this new and exciting feature on motor insurance. We should be all so lucky to be evaluated on our individual driving skills and not a collaborative one within our age groups. Get the big picture here. The rest of the issue explores general life insurance in Japan as well as claims from disasters in the Philippines, office etiquette, perils of silo mentality and so much more. We have included a thorough write up on the recent International Claim Conference held just weeks ago some of the highlights from the event. I am aware I have big shoes to fill as editor but I am confident that our editorial team will continue to bring you the best the industry has to offer, from information to trends to personalities, we’ve got it covered.
Enjoy this issue!