KUALA LUMPUR: Allianz Malaysia Bhd has appointed Zakri Khir as chairman effective June 23, 2022.
“Zakri will take over from Tan Sri Rafiah Salim who retired at the company’s 48th annual general meeting on June 22, following a decade-long career with the company and the distinction of being its first woman chairman,” the insurer said in a statement.
Zakri, who joined Allianz Malaysia in 2000, served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Allianz General Insurance Co (M) Bhd from December 2010 to June 2021.
He was also the CEO of the company and country manager of Allianz Malaysia from September 2014 to December 2021.
Allianz said Zakri played a pivotal role in the acquisition of Malaysia British Assurance Bhd by Allianz in 2001 and later the successful integration of Commerce Assurance Bhd in 2007.