DATIN SERI RAIHANAH BEGUM BINTI ABDUL RAHMAN
Aged 57, Malaysian, Female
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit & Governance Committee
Member of Risk & Sustainability Committee
Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Datin Seri Raihanah Begum Binti Abdul Rahman, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on
8 April 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Datin Seri Raihanah is a Member of Audit &
Governance Committee, Risk & Sustainability Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the
Company. She currently sits on the Boards of MAA Group Berhad and several other private limited companies.
Datin Seri Raihanah is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and the Malaysian Insurance
Institute. As a scholar of American Malaysian Insurance Sdn Bhd (later known as CIMB Bank Insurance)
she started her insurance career with the company immediately after successfully completing her course
in 1984 and has held various positions in the Underwriting and Marketing Departments before leaving in
1988 to join Malene Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd ("Malene").
During her 10-year service at Malene, she was exposed to various aspects of the oil and gas industry
and was involved in the Insurance programmes for Petronas, Shell, Esso (now known as Exxon-Mobil)
and various other oil and gas-related companies such as Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MISC Berhad. Her
experience also included an attachment with a London-based Lloyds broker.
She left Malene in 1997 when she was the Acting Chief Executive Officer, to dedicate more time in
bringing up her three young children. To ensure that she was in touch with the insurance industry
and coupled with her experience and knowledge in insurance underwriting and broking, she made time,
from 1998 to 1999, while being a homemaker, to be a part-time lecturer with the Malaysian Insurance
Institute who conducted short courses for those in the insurance industry to obtain a more in-depth
knowledge of the business.
In August 2005, Datin Seri Raihanah was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the board of a
public-listed fibre-based manufacturing company called Wang Zheng Berhad ("Wang Zheng").
She served as an active board member at Wang Zheng for 8 years.
She was also appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Malaysian Medical Association
("MMA") Foundation for a three-year term from 2007. MMA Foundation is a non-profit organization
which provides financial assistance for undergraduate medical students, continuing professional
development, public health education and donations to charities.
She was also appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad on 8 April 2019.