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The Life In­surance As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia (LIAM) ap­pointed two new Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee mem­bers for the term 2015/2016. The two newly ap­pointed mem­bers are Mr Rangam Bir, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Al­lianz Life In­surance Malaysia Ber­had and Mr Gan Leong Hin, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Pru­den­tial As­sur­ance Malaysia Ber­had.

Ap­pointed as CEO of Al­lianz Life In­surance Malaysia Ber­had in Novem­ber 2014, Mr. Rangam Bir has 18 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­surance in­dus­try across the globe. This in­cludes Europe, Mid­dle East, Africa and Asia re­gion. An MBA and elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer by train­ing, Bir joined Al­lianz in 1997 as an un­der­writer. Mr. Bir has held var­i­ous po­si­tions over the years in­clud­ing board mem­ber of Al­lianz In­surance Com­pany, Rus­sia as well as Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Al­lianz Di­rect New Europe Sp. z. o. o., Poland from 2006-2010. He was also the Pres­i­dent of the Board of Di­rec­tors of UNSAR, the na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion of

in­surance and rein­sur­ance com­pa­nies of Ro­ma­nia.

In 2012, Mr Bir moved to Sin­ga­pore, as the Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager of the Prop­erty & Ca­su­alty Divi­sion of the over­all Asia Pa­cific re­gion and from 2013 on­wards, he headed the re­gional Life & Health busi­ness.

Mean­while, the CEO of Pru­den­tial As­sur­ance Malaysia Ber­had (PAMB), Mr. Gan Leong Hin as­sumed his po­si­tion on 26 Novem­ber 2015. He is a qual­i­fied ac­tu­ary with over 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the life in­surance and in­vest­ment busi­nesses in Asia, Aus­tralia and the U.K. Grad­u­ated from the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics with first-class hon­ours, Mr. Gan is a Fel­low of the In­sti­tute of Ac­tu­ar­ies in UK and Aus­tralia. Over the years, he has held se­nior man­age­ment roles across a range of busi­ness lines in­clud­ing prod­uct man­age­ment and mar­ket­ing, risk man­age­ment, fi­nan­cial re­port­ing, val­u­a­tion, cor­po­rate fi­nance and re­struc­tur­ing.

Mr. Gan joined PAMB in 2013 as the Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer. Dur­ing his ten­ure, Mr. Gan has led im­por­tant ini­tia­tives which in­clude the for­mu­la­tion and ex­e­cu­tion of PAMB’s strate­gic vi­sion to drive prof­itable growth and strengthen its long-term ca­pa­bil­i­ties as a lead­ing life in­surer in Malaysia.

For the term 2015/2016, LIAM’s Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee is headed by the Pres­i­dent, Mr Toi See Jong, CEO of Tokio Ma­rine Life In­surance Malaysia Bhd. The Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee is also sup­ported by six other mem­bers namely En­cik Za­harudin Daud, Vice Pres­i­dent of LIAM, CEO of ETIQA In­surance Ber­had, Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee mem­bers Ms Anusha Thavara­jah, CEO of AIA Bhd., Mr Ramzi Toubassy, CEO of AmMetLife In­surance Ber­had, Mr Loke Kah Meng, CEO of AXA Af­fin Life In­surance Ber­had, Mr Vin­cent Kwo Shih Kang, CEO of Gi­bral­tar BSN Life Ber­had, YBhg. Dato Koh Yaw Hui, CEO of Great East­ern Life As­sur­ance (M) Ber­had.

Mr. Gan Leong Hin, CEO of Pru­den­tial As­sur­ance Malaysia Ber­had (PAMB)

Mr Rangam Bir, CEO of Al­lianz Life In­sur­ance Malaysia Ber­had

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