The General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) has announced the appointment of Julie Lean Gim Chong as the CEO designate. There will be a phased handover transition until she takes over the duties of the current CEO Mark Lim Kian Wei on 15 November 2020. Mr Lim will relinquish his post as CEO with effect from 15 November and take on an advisory role until his retirement in mid-January 2021.
Ms Lean has an international career spanning 25 years in senior management positions with multinational insurers and a global bank in Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her work experience includes regional management responsibilities for the Asia Pacific region and a group head office role covering more than 18 countries in Europe, Asia and USA. She has a proven ability in rapidly acquiring and understanding broad trends, challenges and critical success factors, and implementing identified strategic initiatives in the insurance and banking sectors.