Kuala Lumpur, 31 March 2008 - MNRB Holdings Berhad (MNRB), an investment holding company with subsidiaries involved in the reinsurance, takaful and retakaful businesses, has appointed Encik Anuar Mohd Hassan as its new President & Group CEO. Encik Anuar was previously the President & CEO of MNRB''s wholly owned subsidiary, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re). Succeeding Encik Anuar as President & CEO at Malaysian Re is Encik Hashim Harun, formerly the CEO of UNI.Asia General Insurance Berhad. Both the appointments take effect from 1 April 2008.
Announcing this today, MNRB''s Chairman, Encik Sharkawi Alis said "The major changes to the management structure of the MNRB Group are undertaken to streamline the Group''s activities and to enable us be more focused in improving our services to our customers".
Encik Anuar, 54, is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate Member of the Malaysian Insurance Institute. He was first appointed to head the then Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad in 1994 and had more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry.
The new President & CEO of Malaysian Re, Encik Hashim, 54, obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya. He was employed as the General Manager of Credit Corporation (M) Berhad from 1977 until 1996. He was then appointed as the General Manager of Automotive Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. in 1996 before moving on to UNI.Asia General Insurance Berhad. "I am confident that with his vast experience, he will be able to take on the responsibility and further elevate Malaysian Re to greater heights" said Encik Sharkawi.
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