Insurance services veteran Mr Zafri Ab Halim has been appointed as Etiqa Takaful Bhd's new CEO with effect from Sept 1.
He reports directly to the CEO of Maybank Ageas Holding Berhad, Mr Kamaludin Ahmad, and is responsible for driving the takaful business and overseeing the performance of Etiqa Takaful in Malaysia.
Mr Zafri worked with Malaysia National Insurance Bhd (MNI), now known as Etiqa Insurance Bhd, for 14 years at the start of his career. He had more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries. He joined Etiqa from Great Eastern Takaful Berhad, where he served as CEO.
Prior to that, he led the finance and corporate services division which includes financial accounting, investment, management information system, and general administration in Bank Aljazira, Saudi Arabia. He holds a Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University, US, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountant and a certified Chartered Accountant.