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Five LIAM CEOS Receive Fellowship Of The Malaysian Insurance Institute

27 Nov 2018

They are Anusha Thavarajah, LIAM president and CEO of AIA Bhd; Rangam Bir, LIAM vice-president and CEO of Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad; Raymond Lew Yung Chow, LIAM Management Committee member and CEO of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Rohit Chandrasekharan Nambiar, CEO of AXA AFFIN Life Berhad. Another LIAM Management Committee member, Dato Koh Yaw Hui, who is also the CEO of Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd, was the first CEO to receive the FMII award in August last year.

Attaining the Fellowship member status of the Malaysian Insurance Institute reflects the achievement and professional standing of the CEOs. It confirms their commitment to continuing the professional development of the insurance profession and adds weight to their credentials.

LIAM president Anusha Thavarajah says the FMII is a pinnacle recognition of professionalism in the industry which is tailored to the needs of the business. “It provides graduates with a firm and strong grounding in insurance fundamentals and equips them to acquire higher levels of competency, skills, and knowledge to excel in this fast-changing industry. As professionals, it motivates us to work harder and give our best to the industry.”

LIAM vice-president Rangam Bir hopes the fellowship will inspire more CEOs and motivate them to continue to promote professional standards in the industry. “As the saying goes, learning has no age limit. It is only through continuous learning that we can add value to our lives and keep ourselves motivated to aspire for higher goals with the desire for more knowledge and self-improvement,” he said.

Since its launch in 2016, 48 CEOs and senior industry leaders have been conferred the FMII award, of whom 39 are from Malaysia, Indonesia (seven), Cambodia (one) and Myanmar (one). The FMII is open to CEOs, senior leaders of insurance companies, individuals who contribute significantly to the development of the industry and individuals who add value and have direct connections with the insurance profession.

The FMII senior route includes three main steps, namely Fellowship Enrolment by attending two workshops on Ethics in Business (EIB) and Caselet writing (CW). The graduates are also required to pass the EIB assignments and submit a Caselet to the Malaysian Insurance Institute.

In the picture:
LIAM vice-president Mr. Rangam Bir receiving the prestigious Fellowship of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (FMII) from Ms. Lau Chin Ching, director of Insurance Development Department, Bank Negara Malaysia, and witnessed by YBhg. Dato Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman, CEO of Malaysian Insurance Institute, at the Malaysian Insurance Institute Graduation Ceremony 2018 in Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia.

(Source: New Straits Times, Section: Supplement, page C48)