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Datuk Azizan Haji Abdul Rahman

Azizan
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Age: 65
Joined the Board: 2012
Committees: Governance and Risk Management; Nomination and Remuneration
(w.e.f. February 24, 2020)

Datuk Azizan became MARC’s Chairman on April 29, 2013. Datuk Azizan had previously served as the Director-General of Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) from July 2005 until his retirement in September 2011. At Labuan FSA, Datuk Azizan spearheaded many initiatives to strategise the financial centre’s deliverables and develop Islamic finance in Labuan in line with the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre’s (MIFC) objectives. At the same time, he served on the Boards of Labuan Corporation, Financial Park Labuan Sdn Bhd and Bahrain-based International Islamic Finance Market (IIFM), as well as on the executive committee of the MIFC.

Prior to this, Datuk Azizan was the Director of Banking Supervision at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), where he supervised major domestic and foreign banking institutions operating in Malaysia. Datuk Azizan started his career in 1979 with BNM where he worked for 31 years, accumulating a wide range of experience in finance, supervision and examination. During his early tenure with the central bank, he was attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers (1979-1983) and Standard Chartered Bank (1986-1987). He was also a member of the Boards and investment committees of several government bodies, including Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) and ERF Sdn Bhd, and an advisor to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).

Currently, Datuk Azizan is the Chairman of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), Kensington Trust Malaysia Berhad; and he is also a Board member of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, CTOS Holdings Sdn Bhd, CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, City Credit Investment Bank Limited, Cagamas Berhad, Cagamas SRP Berhad, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and Danum Capital Berhad. 

Datuk Azizan graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from University of Malaya and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Queensland, Australia. He is a Fellow Member of CPA (Australia) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato' Muthanna Abdullah

muthanna
Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 61
Joined the Board: 2012
Committees: Nomination and Remuneration; Audit and Compliance

Dato’ Muthanna is a Barrister of Middle Temple and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He read law at the University of Buckingham, England and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1982 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1983. He is a Consultant at Abdullah Chan & Co.

Currently, Dato’ Muthanna is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of San Marino to Kuala Lumpur.

Dato’ Muthanna is also a Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad, Sapura Resources Berhad, MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad, MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd, and a Trustee of Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin and The Habitat Foundation.


Leong Bee Lian, Lillian

Lillian
Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 67
Joined the Board: 2012
Committees: Nomination and Remuneration; Audit and Compliance

Madam Lillian Leong was with Bank Negara Malaysia for 33 years from 1976 to 2009. She served mainly in the Treasury and Investment Operations Department and was the Chief Representative of the London office. On her return to Malaysia in 2006, she was appointed as the Assistant Governor overseeing Treasury & Investment Operations, Exchange Administration and Currency Operations.

Madam Lillian Leong is also currently a member of the Monetary Penalty Review Committee in Bank Negara Malaysia.

Madam Lillian Leong holds a Bachelor of Economics and Politics degree from Monash University, Australia.


Chua Seck Guan

chua
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 61
Joined the Board : 2013
Committee : Nomination and Remuneration
(until February 24, 2020)

Mr. Chua Seck Guan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad on April 1, 2010. A Senior Associate and Certified Insurance Professional from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, he has vast experience in general insurance operations, having served 37 years with MSIG. He provides the leadership and has played key strategic and operational roles in charting the company’s growth to its current revenue and profit levels, positioning MSIG as one of the leaders in the industry. He was also instrumental in leading MSIG to be awarded the General Insurance Company of the Year 2015 by the Asia Insurance Review magazine, and in becoming the winner of the Insurance News Asia magazine’s P&C Insurer of the Year 2018 for Malaysia.

Mr. Chua was also the past Chairman of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the ASEAN Insurance Council.

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh

 


Veerinderjeet
Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 64
Joined the Board: 2017
Committees: Audit and Compliance; Governance and Risk Management
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Solutions Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Risk Management Solutions Sdn Bhd)
MARC Learning Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Training Sdn Bhd)

Dr. Veerinderjeet’s career as a tax specialist spans over 35 years and includes roles as an Inland Revenue Officer, Tax Partner/Executive Director at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in Malaysia; and Associate Professor in Taxation at University of Malaya. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) as well as CPA Australia. He is the current President of the MIA and MICPA, and was also the past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). A noted authority on Malaysian taxation, he is a frequent speaker on the subject and has authored numerous books and articles in local and international tax, law and accounting journals. He was also a member of the Tax Reform Committee which was established by the Minister of Finance in September 2018.

He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Tricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (which provides various business expansion, outsourcing, tax advisory, governance and risk management services) as well as Axington Inc. (formerly known as Axcelasia Inc.), which is a professional services provider listed on the Catalist Market of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AmBank (M) Berhad and UMW Holdings Berhad, and Director of IBFD Asia Sdn Bhd. Previously, he was an Independent Director on the Board of The Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad.

Dr. Veerinderjeet is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Amsterdam-based International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, a member of the Paris-based Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce and a former trustee of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation.

He received a first-class honours degree in Accounting from University of Malaya and a doctorate from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Toi See Jong

Toi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 63
Joined the Board: 2017
Committee: Governance and Risk Management
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Solutions Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Risk Management Solutions Sdn Bhd);
MARC Learning Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Training Sdn Bhd) 
(w.e.f. May 15, 2020)

Mr. Toi See Jong is the CEO of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd. He was the former President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) from 2015 until March 30, 2018 and presently sits on the Management Committee of LIAM. He is also a Director of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad (MLRe).

He qualified as an actuary in the United Kingdom and has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry in Malaysia as well as in China, Singapore and Hong Kong. His previous experience encompassed various roles in major international firms as well as senior positions in early-stage insurance companies.

Mr. Toi holds an honours degree in Actuarial Science Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.