Datuk Azizan Haji Abdul Rahman

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Age: 63

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 joining Labuan FSA, Datuk Azizan was the Director of Banking Supervision at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), where his portfolio included the examination and supervision of 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.

Currently, Datuk Azizan is the Chairman of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, Kensington Trust Labuan Ltd., Kensington Trust Malaysia Berhad and is 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. He is also a member of the MACC Operations Evaluation Panel.

Datuk Azizan graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the 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

Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 59

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 KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Sapura Resources Berhad, Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad, MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd, and a Trustee of Yayasan Siti Sapura and The Habitat Foundation.

Leong Bee Lian, Lillian

Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 65

Ms. 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 to the position of Assistant Governor overseeing Treasury & Investment Operations, Exchange Administration and Currency Operations.

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

Chua Seck Guan

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 59

Mr. Chua Seck Guan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad on 1st April 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 35 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 Seck Guan was also the past Chairman of General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the ASEAN Insurance Council.

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh


Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 62

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 the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia. He was also past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Taxation and the current Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 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 appointed as a member of the Tax Reform Committee by the Minister of Finance in September 2018.

Dr. Veerinderjeet is the Non-Executive Chairman of 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, Director of IBFD Asia Sdn Bhd and member of the Audit Committee of InvestKL. 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

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Age: 61 

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 for 2018/2019. He is also a Director of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad (MLRe).

Mr. Toi See Jong qualified as an actuary in the United Kingdom and has 28 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 See Jong holds an honours degree in Actuarial Science Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.