KUALA LUMPUR: MNRB Holdings Bhd (MNRB) has appointed Ahmad Noor Azhari Abdul Manaf as the new president and CEO of Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd (Malaysian Re).
Ahmad Noor Azhari assumes the role on April 1, 2023, succeeding Zainudin Ishak whose contract expires on the same day.
In a statement, MNRB said Ahmad Noor Azhari brings with him almost three decades of experience in the industry.
He is currently the chief underwriting officer (CUO) of Malaysian Re, a position he has held since Dec 1, 2021.
As CUO, he has been responsible for spearheading the company’s business in the Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America markets.
Prior to joining Malaysian Re in 2016, Ahmad Noor Azhari was the Principal Officer of Kuwait Re Far East Regional Office.
“Ahmad Noor Azhari has held various leadership positions over the course of his career with the company and has been instrumental in shaping the company's growth and innovation throughout his tenure.
"We are confident that the combination of his skills and leadership experience will further drive the success of Malaysian Re’s domestic and international businesses,” said Malaysian Re chairman George Oommen.
“Ahmad Noor Azhari has a proven track record in driving the group’s reinsurance business, particularly in growing its overseas business.
"He has always demonstrated strong enthusiasm and drive and given his familiarity of Malaysian Re and its business strategy, we believe he will be able to spearhead the Company as well as delivering service excellence to our customers and partners," said MNRB president and group CEO Zaharudin Daud.