Per­se­ver­ance Leads to Suc­cess

HAV­ING BEEN IN THE IN­DUS­TRY FOR OVER TWO DECADES, EN ZAIN­UDIN ISHAK IS NOTED FOR HIS IM­PRES­SIVE BUSI­NESS ACU­MEN AND IN-DEPTH IN­DUS­TRY EX­PE­RI­ENCE. HE HAS EX­TEN­SIVE KNOWL­EDGE SPAN­NING THE GEN­ERAL IN­SUR­ANCE AND REIN­SUR­ANCE, TAKA­FUL AND RE­TAKA­FUL BUSI­NESSES.

Insurance - - COVER STORY - What was your early ex­pe­ri­ence in in­sur­ance

study­ing style, education ex­pec­ta­tion, etc. As I learned more about the in­sur­ance, I dis­cov­ered there’s more to this in­dus­try. Out of 80 stu­dents in the class of 1984, only four com­pleted the ACII and I was one of them.

Qfor me. My pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment have al­ways placed me as the youngest in the com­pany – ex­ec­u­tive, as­sis­tant man­ager, man­ager, se­nior man­ager, AGM, GM and CEO. I be­came a CEO at the age of 39! As I said, I’m blessed with the right tim­ing, place and peo­ple.

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