The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Mahani Amat the first woman appointed as board chairperson of AIA Public Takaful
KUALA LUMPUR: AIA Public Takaful Bhd (AIA Public Takaful) has announced the appointment of Mahani Amat as its board chairperson with effect from April 6, 2021.
She succeeded Datuk Thomas Mun Lung Lee, who retired after successfully completing his tenure of directorship with the company.
Mahani who also sits on the Board of AIA Bhd as independent non-executive director since 2019, is the first woman to assume the chairperson role for any of AIA’s entities in Malaysia.
Her 27-year experience is deeply rooted in the banking industry having begun her career with Bank Negara Malaysia in 1977 before moving on to RHB Bank Singapore in 1984.
In 2001, she returned to serve RHB Bank in Kuala Lumpur where she held senior management positions up to her last designation in 2004 as executive vice president of operations and services. Commenting on the appointment, AIA Public
Takaful chief executive officer Elmie Aman Najas said that Mahani is a recognised business leader and they are pleased to welcome her as the board chairperson.
“She steps into this position bringing with her not only decades of knowledge and experience in the financial sector, but also an in-depth understanding of AIA’s operations through her role as a non-executive director with our conventional counterpart,” Elmie added.
“We are confident that her appointment will be a catalyst to the rapid and sustainable growth of AIA Public Takaful, and in furthering our collective purpose of helping many more Malaysians live healthier, longer, better lives.”
“On behalf of the management, I would like to thank Dato’ Thomas for his leadership, dedication and substantial contribution to the company.
“We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”
Mahani holds a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Business Administration from University Malaya.
She currently serves as an independent director on three public listed companies on the Main Market of Bursa Securities, namely Unisem (M) Bhd, Scicom (MSC) Bhd and Leong Hup International Bhd.
She is also a board member of JP Morgan Chase Bank Bhd.