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Board of Directors
Manulife Insurance Labuan Limited

Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director 

Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng was appointed on 20 July 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting. He is a certified Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. 

Mr. Cheah’s professional experience has been in the fields of audit, merchant banking, corporate and financial advising, portfolio and investment management and unit trust management. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer cum Executive Director and Investment Committee Member of Public Mutual Berhad. He was the President and founder member of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), the Vice President and council member of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM), a former Task Force Member on Islamic Finance for Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA), a former member of the Securities Market Consultative Panel in Bursa Malaysia and currently the Treasurer for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). He co-authored a financial planning book entitled “Financial Freedom – Your Guide to Lifetime Financial Planning” and a second book entitled “Financial Freedom – Through Malaysian Equities and Unit Trusts”. 

Mr. Cheah is a director and member of the Investment Committee of Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad as well as several public listed companies.

Ms. Jasbender Kaur 

Principal Officer 

Ms. Jasbender Kaur was appointed as a director on 20 July 2017 and was redesigned as Principal Officer on 11 April 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of London and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. 

Ms. Kaur has more than 18 years’ experience in the life insurance industry in Malaysia.  She joined Manulife Holdings Berhad in 2005 and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretariat in 2011, assuming responsibility for legal, compliance and corporate governance matters for Manulife Holdings Berhad (“MHB”) and its subsidiaries. She has headed several different departments from time to time in the course of her tenure with Manulife. Currently, she is the Chief Counsel & Corporate Services Officer of MHB and also the Company Secretary to several local subsidiaries within MHB. Prior to her employment with Manulife, she served as Legal Officer with a large multinational insurer in Malaysia before being appointed as the Managing Editor with a world-leading provider of professional information solutions.

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