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Dato' Noorazman holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Louisiana State University, USA. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), a member of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors (AICD) as well as a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Malaysia (ICDM).

Dato’ Noorazman has over 38 years of experience in banking & finance, investments and capital markets having served as Executive Director, Investments in Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Co-founder and Managing Director of Fajr Capital Ltd and held key positions in Citigroup, Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA).

In 2005, Dato’ Noorazman was named as the winner of the first Asian Banker Achievement Award for Islamic Finance.

Dato’ Noorazman is currently the Chairman of the Board of Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad, CTOS Digital Berhad, MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and a Director of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (KPS). He also chairs the Board of Trustees of Yayasan UEM and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and sits on the Board of Trustees of OSK Foundation. He is also a member of the Audit Oversight Board in the Securities Commission Malaysia and an Investment Panel member of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP).

Mr. Ooi has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry as well as extensive management experience having held senior leadership positions with both local and global companies in Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Actuarial Science from The City University, London and a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques from the Institute of Actuaries, London. He is also a Registered Financial Planner.

Mr. Ooi began his career back in 1983 at MCIS Insurance Berhad, rising through the ranks to Assistant General Manager, Operations before moving on to MBA Life Assurance Berhad (now known as Allianz Life Insurance Berhad) as its Deputy General Manager, Operations. He then took on the role as Assistant General Manager of Mayban Life Assurance Berhad where his strong track record and leadership capability saw him then taking on the helmship of UniAsia Life Assurance Berhad as Chief Executive Officer in 2003.

In 2010, he joined CIMB Bank Berhad as the Head of CIMB Group Insurance, in which he was instrumental in driving the development of the insurance business in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand before being appointed to be the inaugural CEO of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad in 2013. He had taken over the leadership of Avicennia Capital Sdn Bhd, a holding company for the insurance assets of Khazanah Nasional Berhad which include Sun Life Malaysia. He had also served as the Vice President of LIAM (Life Insurance Association of Malaysia) in 2009, sat on the Board of Directors for Tune Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd and was the Deputy Chairman for Malaysia Life Reinsurance Berhad.

Ms. Yap holds a Bachelor of Arts with Double Majors in Computing & Information Science and Economics from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and Ontario High School Diploma from St. John’s College.

Ms. Yap was the Technology Managing Director and Corporate Social Responsibility Lead of Accenture Malaysia and has more than 32 years of experience in technology and management information consultancy covering various industries and geographies, namely Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, where she carved her niche in systems implementation and SAP consulting. From the time of her retirement from Accenture until June 2021, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Research Malaysia and served on the Board of Governors of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.

She is currently a Director of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and PW PAC Sdn. Bhd. as well as a member of the Trustees of World Vision Malaysia.

Mr. Hazell obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Mathematics (1st Class Honours) from University of Exeter, England. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Mr. Hazell has been the Executive Chairman of NRH Holdings Limited (Ltd.) since January 2005. NRH is a group with controlling stakes in hospitality technology, gold mining and digital financial literacy with operational presence in the UK, Vietnam, Thailand and Papua New Guinea.

Prior to that, Mr. Hazell was the Asia Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, North Asia for Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He was also the Director, Chief Financial Officer and Appointed Actuary of Ayudhya CMG Life, Thailand, the Asia Managing Director, Life & Health of Guardian Royal Exchange and the Chief Actuary of Eagle Star Asia. Mr. Hazell is currently the Chairman of Sun Life Trustee Company Limited and a Director of D&H Systems Ltd, Sabai Technologies Ltd, and Life Transformations Ltd.

Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) Degree with Honours from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, United Kingdom.

He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK (FCII) and the Malaysian Insurance Institute (FMII).

Mr. Wong has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, primarily in senior management roles. He was previously the Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia, and prior to that, the Managing Director/CEO of Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia).

Mr. Wong has served on the Boards of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia), ACR Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), ACR Retakaful (MEA) BSC (Bahrain), ACR Retakaful Holdings Ltd (Dubai) and Malaysian Insurance Institute. He was also a Board Member of Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad from year 2019 until his recent resignation in September 2022.

Mr. Wong is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lonpac Insurance Bhd.

Ms. Ingrid is a Chartered Accountant and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Ingrid’s business transformation of Nedbank’s Business Banking Cluster (servicing commercial clients) yielded results of such note as to merit a 2009 Harvard Business School case study, still taught in business and leadership courses today.

Ms. Ingrid is Vice Chair of Strategic Partnerships for Sun Life, responsible for leveraging and building global partnerships that drive value creation and strategic advantage for Sun Life and partners worldwide. She is a purpose-driven, senior business leader with a passion for leading transformational change with positive societal impact by developing talent, and building a high-performance culture and enduring Client relationships.

Ms. Ingrid has over 30 years of international commercial experience in the insurance, banking and other financial services industries across UK, North America, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. Ingrid joined Sun Life as President of Sun Life Asia, responsible for one of Sun Life’s fastest growing strategic pillars focused on life, health and wealth management in eight Asian markets.

Prior to this, Ms. Ingrid was Group Finance Director and CFO of FTSE listed Old Mutual plc, an organization she served for 26 years. Ingrid spent 21 years with South African listed Nedbank Group, a 53% subsidiary of Old Mutual plc and one of South Africa’s four largest banks. During that time, she held several progressively senior roles encompassing both the technical aspects of governance, finance, treasury, risk and capital management with leading large scale sustainable change of the businesses servicing international, corporate, business and retail clients. This culminated in her role as Group Managing Executive: Retail and Business Banking to collaboratively lead 20,000 colleagues in delivering best-in-class client, culture and risk metrics, in addition to achieving sustainable financial performance and advancing leadership diversity.

Ms. Natasha is currently the Senior Vice President of Investments (Financial Institutions Group) at Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Ms. Natasha holds a Master of Science in Development Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom. She is also a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries of United Kingdom.

Ms. Natasha has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began her career as an actuarial consultant with Deloitte MCS of United Kingdom. Prior to joining Khazanah as Vice President (VP) within the Investments division, she was the Consulting Actuary of Milliman Advisors Sdn. Bhd. Within Khazanah, Natasha is part of the Financial Institutions Group sector team which is responsible for Khazanah’s investments in banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.