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Board of Directors
Manulife Insurance Berhad

Lee Sang Hui

Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 November 2018

Mr Lee Sang Hui, a citizen of the United States of America, holds a MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management and a Bachelor degree from the University of Colorado in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology.

Mr Lee has 27 years of experience in the Life Insurance and Asset Management industries. Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Lee held various senior management roles in American Life Insurance in Japan before joining AIG/AIA where he had a noteworthy career across Investments, Finance, Marketing and Distribution. Mr Lee is a seasoned international executive with a proven track record of delivering consistent, high quality results across Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.

Mr Lee also sits on the Boards of Manulife Holdings Berhad and Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad.

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar bin Zaini

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar bin Zaini was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2011.  He holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Laws & Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Economics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

He began his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1977.  He served the Malaysian Government at various ministries and departments and also the Perak State Government until he chose to take an optional retirement from the government service in 1999.

In February 2004, HRH The Sultan of Perak consented his appointment as Member of the Council of Elders to HRH Sultan of Perak. He is currently a Member of the Perak Council of Islamic Religion and Malay Customs and Board Member to the PKEINPK Sdn Bhd, He is also a Board Member of the University of Malaya, Chairman of University of Malaya Specialist Centre, Chairman of International University of Malaya Wales, a Distinguished Fellow to Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Fellow Institute of Public Security of Malaysia, Adjunct Professor of Northern Corridor Economic Region Research Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

He was Executive Director of Berjaya Corporation Berhad from 2001 to 2004, Chairman of Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) from February 2004 to January 2010, Advisor and Chief Executive of Northern Corridor Implementation Authority from 2007 to 2009, a Board Member of the Royal Perak Medical College from 2005 to 2011, a Board Member of the Malaysia Airlines System Berhad from 2005 to 2011, a Board Member of the PLUS Expressway Berhad from 2007 to 2012 and Tropicana Corporation Berhad from 2010 to 2015.

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar is a member of the Audit Committee of Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Group Audit Committee, Group Risk Management Committee and Group Nominating/Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of Manulife Holdings Berhad and a director on the Board of Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad.

Vijayam Nadarajah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 19 April 2019

Mrs. Vijayam Nadarajah holds a Master’s in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor’s in Economics (with a major in accounting) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has also acquired an L.L.B. from London University, United Kingdom. In terms of professional memberships, she is a Fellow Member of CPA Australia, a Chartered Accountant under the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

She was the president of Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) from 1996 to 1997, and was then reappointed as a governor to the Board of Governors of IIAM in 2016. Mrs. Nadarajah co-chaired the taskforce on Guidance for Effective Internal Audit Function.

Mrs. Nadarajah currently holds the position of Independent Non-Executive Director for ScotiaBank Berhad effective 28 June 2018. She is a consultant and trainer in topics such as risk management, compliance, internal audit and board governance.

Prior to her appointment to the board of ScotiaBank Berhad, she was a consultant for China Construction Bank Malaysia Berhad. Mrs. Nadarajah was in charge of overseeing the incorporation of a public company to set up the bank in Malaysia, and application for a bank license. During this process, she liaised with Bank Negara Malaysia on matters related to application of license and operational readiness audit. Furthermore, she advised on the structure and nomination of independent directors for the Board, and also drafted the board charter and terms of reference of board committees, on top of other governance policies.

From 2013 to 2016, Mrs. Nadarajah served as a Specialist for the Research and Development/Corporate Program of the Financial Accreditation Agency (“FAA”), which is an initiative supported by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia. She also served as Financial Controller at CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad and CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad, Assistant General Manager of Finance at Oriental Capital Assurance Berhad, as well as senior roles in RHB Bank Berhad and Sime Bank Berhad/UMBC Bank Berhad.

Mrs. Vijayam Nadarajah is a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and Nominating/Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors. She is also a Director and Member of the Group Audit Committee, Group Risk Management Committee and Group Nominating/Remuneration Committee of the Board of Manulife Holdings Berhad.