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Board of Directors

AmGenerals's Board of Directors is accountable to shareholders for the performance, operations and affairs of the Group. The directors represent and serve the interests of the shareholders and collectively oversee and appraise the strategies, policies and performance of the Group.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Azman Hashim
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Azman Hashim
Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Tan Sri Azman Hashim (“Tan Sri Azman”), a Malaysian aged 76, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since 26 September 2012.

Tan Sri Azman is also the Chairman of the Board of AMMB Holdings Berhad (“AMMB”) and several subsidiaries of AMMB, namely AmBank (M) Berhad, AmInvestment Bank Berhad, AmBank Islamic Berhad (formerly known as AmIslamic Bank Berhad), AmMetlife Insurance Berhad, AmMetLife Takaful Berhad, AmGeneral Holdings Berhad, AmInvestment Group Berhad and AMFB Holdings Berhad.

Tan Sri Azman, a Chartered Accountant (FCPA) and Fellow Chartered Banker, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, has been in the banking industry since 1960 when he joined Bank Negara Malaysia and served there until 1964. He practised as a Chartered Accountant in Azman Wong Salleh and Co. from 1964 to 1971. He then joined the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad from 1966 until 1980 and was its Executive Director from 1971 until 1980. He was the Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, a subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, from 1980 until April 1982 when he acquired AmInvestment Bank Berhad.

Tan Sri Azman is the Executive Chairman of Amcorp Group Berhad and Chairman of Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad. He serves as a member on the Board of Pembangunan Mas Melayu Berhad and the Asian Institute of Finance Berhad. Tan Sri Azman is also involved in several charitable organisations as Chairman and Trustee of AmGroup Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation and Trustee for Yayasan Azman Hashim, Yayasan Perpaduan Nasional, Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan Tuanku Najihah and Yayasan Canselor Open University Malaysia. He is also the Founder and Council Member of Azman Hashim (L) Foundation and Azman Hashim Charitable (L) Foundation.

Tan Sri Azman is the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Malaysian Investment Banking Association and the Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Chairman Emeritus of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) International and Co-Chairman of Malaysia – Singapore Roundtable. He is the First Chairman of the Financial Services Professional Board. He is also the President of Malaysia South-South Association, Malaysia-Japan Economic Association and Malaysian Prison FRIENDS Club, and a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and East Asia Business Council.
 
Tan Sri Azman is also the Leader of the ASEAN Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia Committee, Keizai Doyukai). He is the Pro-Chancellor of Open University of Malaysia, a member of the Governing Body of Asian Productivity Organisation and the International Advisory Panel of Bank Negara Malaysia International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and the Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd.

Raymond Fam Chye Soon
Raymond Fam Chye Soon
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Raymond Fam Chye Soon (“Mr Raymond Fam”), a Malaysian aged 52, was first appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 23 September 2008.

Mr Raymond Fam holds a Master in Financial Planning from University of Sunshine Coast, Australia and Corporate Finance qualification from ICAEW. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr Raymond Fam started his career with an international accounting firm, where he worked for 6 years from 1984 to 1990. He was with the Corporate Finance Department of CIMB from 1990 to 1992 and 1993 to early 1996. In between 1992 and 1993, he served as the Accounting Manager for a multinational engineering firm. In 1996, he left CIMB as the Assistant General Manager in the Corporate Finance Department and joined AIC Corporation Berhad, a listed manufacturing group. He was the Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Services from 1996 to 2002. He was later appointed the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Jotech Holdings Berhad, a listed manufacturing company within the AIC Group from 2003 to 2006. He left Jotech Holding Berhad at end of 2006 and ventured into his private businesses in digital media advertising, property development and construction and also the provision of consultancy services.

Mr Raymond Fam has a wide and extensive experiences in corporate finance, banking and business knowledge.

Mr Raymond Fam is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit and Examination Committee of Directors and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Directors. He is also a Member of
Risk Management Committee of Directors and Investment Committee of Directors of the Company. 

MR SATHASIVAN KUNCHAMBOO
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Sathasivan Kunchamboo (“Mr Sathasivan”), a Malaysian aged 58, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 March 2016.

Mr Sathasivan holds a Master in Business Administration from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Malaysia. He also holds Bachelor of Law from University of London and Certificate of Legal Practice from Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia.

Mr Sathasivan has over 17 years of experience in regulation and supervision of the Insurance industry of Malaysia, in particular general insurance, offshore insurance, Takaful and reinsurance.

Mr Sathasivan joined Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) from year 1982 to 2013. From December 2005 to November 2013, Mr Sathasivan held a position as Senior General Manager of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of BNM. Prior to that, Mr Sathasivan held various positions in Insurance Regulation Department namely, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning Division, Deputy Director of General Insurance Division, Senior Manager of Motor Insurance Unit, Senior Manager of Reinsurance Unit and Manager of Labuan Offshore
Insurance Unit. He also held positions as Manager of Legal Department, Senior Executive of Personnel Department as well as Training Officer of Staff Training Centre.

Mr Sathasivan is the Chairman of the Company’s Risk Management Committee of Directors and a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Directors of the Company. 

MR WONG TECK KAT
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Wong Teck Kat (“Mr Wong”), a Malaysian aged 66, was appointed as an Independent NonExecutive Director of the Company on 1 March 2016.

Mr Wong holds a Master in Business Administration from Henley, Brunel University, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom.

Mr Wong began his career in the insurance industry as an Insurance Inspector from 1970 to 1973 in Commercial Union Assurance Co. Ltd. From 1974 to 1980, he was appointed as Risk Management Surveyor, Head of Fire Department and Head of Reinsurance Department. Mr Wong then joined Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Ltd as Manager in the Head Office from September 1980 to April 1981 before joining Malaysia & Nippon Insurans Berhad as Manager in May 1981. Mr Wong was later appointed as Assistant General Manager in June 1984, General Manager in June 1985 and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) in June 1994, which he held until March 2000.

In April 2000, he served as General Manager/CEO to Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“ZIM”) and upon the merger of ZIM with MCIS Insurance Berhad, Mr Wong was appointed as General Manager of General Insurance Division of MCIS Zurich Insurance Berhad in July 2002. He held the position until his retirement on 31 August 2009.

Mr Wong is a Member of the Company’s Audit and Examination Committee of Directors, Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Directors and Risk Management Committee of Directors. 

Aidan Richard Pallister
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Aidan Richard Pallister (“Mr Aidan”), a UK and Australian citizen aged 45, was first appointed a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 27 March 2014.

Based in Singapore, Mr Aidan is the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Australia Group (“IAG”), Asia. Prior to this, Mr Aidan held the role of General Manager for IAG’s direct SME insurance business in Australia.

Mr Aidan has over 24 years' general insurance experience in direct and intermediated markets across Australia and Asia. He has held senior management roles in sales, strategy, business development and claims. He first commenced working in Asia in 2005, spending five years as part of IAG’s Asia team responsible for building IAG’s business interest in the region. Mr Aidan also currently holds Directorships in IAG’s business in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Mr Aidan is a member of the Company’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Directors, Risk Management Committee of Directors, Audit and Examination Committee of Directors and Investment Committee of Directors.

Duncan Victor Brain
Duncan Victor Brain
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Duncan Victor Brain (“Mr Duncan”), an Australian aged 51, was first appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 26 September 2012.

Mr Duncan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) from Victoria University, Melbourne, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Mr Duncan is also a Director of AmGeneral Holdings Berhad, AAA Assurance Corporation, Vietnam, Bohai Property Insurance Company Limited, China, IAG (Asia) General Pte Ltd, Singapore, NHCT Limited, Thailand, NHCT Holding (Thailand) Company Limited, Safety Insurance Public Company Limited, Thailand, Safety Thailand Holding Pty Limited, Australia, SBI General Insurance Company Limited, India and Thailand Insurance Holdings Pty Limited, Australia.