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Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad names Nazrul Hisham Abdul Hamid as Chief Executive Officer

Kuala Lumpur, March 9, 2020

Zurich Malaysia announced the appointment of Nazrul Hisham Abdul Hamid as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad effective today. Reporting to Zurich Malaysia Country Head Stephen Clark, Nazrul will be responsible for implementing and overseeing execution of Zurich’s strategic priorities to gain a stronger foothold in Malaysia’s general takaful segment.

A seasoned industry leader, Nazrul brings with him over 25 years of experience helming various strategic and senior management roles, with the recent 12 years in the takaful industry. Prior to joining Zurich Malaysia, he spent five years at Takaful Ikhlas Berhad, initially as Chief Business Operations Officer and later as Chief Operating Officer managing the operational units for both the family takaful and general takaful businesses. Following the company’s composite takaful license conversion, he led the family takaful sales and operations in his capacity as the Chief Operating Officer for Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad.

“Nazrul was an ideal candidate to lead our general takaful business considering his wealth of experience in the sector. With his talent to identify good business opportunities and improvements, coupled with a strong conviction to achieve performance excellence, I am confident he will elevate our general takaful business further. I am excited to work alongside Nazrul to position Zurich as one of the top takaful brands in Malaysia, helping Malaysians from all walks of life to enhance their lifestyle,” said Zurich Malaysia Country Head Stephen Clark.

Nazrul holds a Master in Business Administration from Mara University of Technology (UiTM) and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance Engineering from University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM), having begun his career in audit, and has been a committee member of Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) on several occasions.

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Zurich Malaysia

Zurich Malaysia is a collective reference term for the Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) business subsidiaries operating in Malaysia: Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad and Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad. Zurich Malaysia offers a broad range of comprehensive insurance and takaful solutions; helping individuals as well as business owners understand and protect themselves, their businesses and their assets from risk. Zurich Malaysia has an integrated branch network across 40 locations as well as dedicated agency and distribution channels nationwide to serve the needs of its customers. For further information on Zurich Malaysia, visit

Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad

Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZGTMB) is one of Malaysia’s leading general takaful operators. It is a member of Zurich Insurance Group and the sole provider of shariah-compliant general takaful products within Zurich. With more than a decade of Takaful market expertise, ZGTMB offers an extensive range of general takaful solutions spanning motor, travel, property, financial and personal lines, small to medium enterprises as well as large industrial risks. Together with its dedicated employees, agency force, distributors and partners, supported by its nationwide branch network, ZGTMB is committed to help its customers understand and protect their valuable assets and businesses from risks. For further information about ZGTMB, visit