Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Kurinsky was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in August 2017.
Prior to this appointment, Chris was the Head of Consumer Lines - Sales and Direct Marketing in Chubb Insurance China from September 2016, where he was responsible for leading all new consumer lines projects in China in various distribution channels. Chris was also responsible for all aspects of the project including underwriting, product development, distribution channels, marketing and overall P&L responsibility.
Chris, previously served General Manager Consumer Lines at Ace Jerneh Insurance Berhad in Kuala Lumpur since May 2014. He was responsible for Ace Jerneh’s Consumer Lines success through various distributions, including Direct marketing, Brokerage, Travel, Bancassurance and Agency. Chris has more than 20 years leadership experience in underwriting and distribution including working in various roles in mainland China, Thailand, Singapore , Hong Kong and as well as the United States of America and Latin America.
Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Finance. Chris is also a proficient speaker/writer of Spanish and has basic Mandarin speaking skills.
Lim Boon Boon
Head of Finance
Lim Boon Boon joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in May 2018 as a Finance Manager and was appointed as Head of Finance of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in March 2020.
Boon Boon has over 20 years of Accounting and Finance experiences in local and Multi-National Companies in various industries. Ms Lim has experience being an Audit Manager at Ernst and Young Shanghai for several years.
Ms Lim holds a Honours Degree of Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
She is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (“ACCA”), Malaysian Institute of Accountants and lean six sigma certification, green belt.
Amar Singh A/L Nihal Singh
Head of Commercial Distribution
Amar Singh joined QBE in February 2015 as Head of Major Trading Partners and was appointed as the Head of Commercial Distribution in January 2017.
Amar has 20 years of experience in Broking. His current portfolio includes International Brokers (Major Trading Partners), Local brokers (Broking Partners) and Reinsurance Inward. He is accountable for all distribution matters for QBE Malaysia of the commercial segment and plays a major role in helping the company grow the top line. The commercial Distribution is the largest business unit in QBE Malaysia.
Amar hold a Bachelor Degree in Management (Tech) from University Technology of Malaysia.
Head of Agency Distribution
Kevin Choong joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in June 2018 and was appointed as Head of Agency Distribution on 1st May 2019. Kevin's responsibilities include the formulation and implementation of strategic marketing plans to promote agency development and business growth. In addition, Kevin is tasked with overseeing the business performance of QBE's branches nationwide.
Kevin has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining QBE, he was Head of Consumer Lines at Chubb Insurance Malaysia and prior to that, was Chief Distribution Officer at Great Eastern General Insurance Malaysia. He has also held senior management positions at Zurich General Insurance Malaysia and Allianz General Insurance Malaysia.
Kevin has been actively involved in PIAM, having represented the association in the PIAM/LIAM/MTA Joint Technical Committee on Medical Health Insurance for a number of years. He was also Deputy Convenor of PIAM's Accident, Health & Others sub-committee prior to joining QBE.
Kevin holds a Bachelor's of Engineering degree in Civil and Structural Engineering as well as a Master's in Business Administration degree, both undertaken at The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Head of Claims
Sunther Kuppan joined QBE in October 2014 as Claims Manager and was appointed as the Head of Claims in January 2017.
Sunther has more than two decades of experience in claims management and loss adjusting. Besides managing the claims portfolio he actively participates in the areas risk management and product development.
Sunther leads, directs and is accountable for all claims matters for QBE Malaysia and plays a major role in rolling out key regional and global claims transformation programs to enhance the claim service.
In addition to Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Law, Sunther is an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) which carries a title of ACII.
Head of Underwriting
Vidhyanandh was appointed as the Head of Underwriting of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in February 2020 and is accountable for all underwriting objectives of the Company.
Vidhy brings with his more than 22 years working experience in the insurance/takaful industry. He has been involved in the underwriting and portfolio management of various Line of Business (LoB) for the last 12 years, including the past 6 years as the Head of Underwriting & Reinsurance.
Vidhy has experience in risk engineering/loss control and the management of risks, having started his career as a Loss Control Engineer. He later moved into Loss Adjusting for 4 years, 3 years of which he spent in Singapore.
Vidhy has actively contributed to the general insurance and takaful industry through his involvement in various PIAM and MTA sub-committees since 2007. More recently, he was a member of the industry Task Force to develop the roadmap for Phased Liberalisation and Board Member of the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council.
Vidhy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and holds professional qualifications in insurance, i.e. Associate of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII) and Senior Associate of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).
Nor Azima binti ABDUL
Head of People and Culture, Malaysia
Nor Azima joined QBE in February 2010 is responsible of the overall strategic People strategies of the company.
Azima has more than two decades of experiences in human resource management, 18 years of which are in the insurance sector. Her experience covers a wide range of human resources and leadership expertise; including HR transformation, HR Programs, development of high performance culture, business restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Azima holds a Bachelor of Management majoring in Finance and Accounting from University Science of Malaysia and a Certificate in Insurance from Malaysian Institute of Insurance.
Azima is actively engaged in the General Insurance Industry circles and contribute to the industry through her involvement in General Insurance Association Malaysia (PIAM) activities.
In addition to a Bachelor of Management from University Science of Malaysia, Azima also holds a Certificate in Insurance from Malaysian Institute of Insurance.
Charchit Agrawal joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad as their first in-house Appointed Actuary in June 2018.
Prior to this appointment, Charchit was Assistant Vice President in the Actuarial Valuation team at XL Catlin, looking after Specialty lines of business sharing his time between their India and London offices. He also oversaw the integration of actuarial valuation processes during XL’s acquisition of Catlin in 2015.
Charchit started his career in General Insurance Consulting, having worked with EMB Consultancy, Ernst & Young and Aon, spending most of his working career in the UK before joining QBE Malaysia. During this time, he gained useful skills in General Insurance Reserving and Capital Management. Charchit has a keen interest in learning about Finance and Underwriting workstreams, actively participating in business decision making.
Charchit is a qualified actuary from the IFoA, UK and holds a master’s degree in Statistics. He is currently also an examiner with the IFoA, and likes to learn and teach Yoga during his free time.