Executive Team

Sunther Kuppan

Chief Executive Officer

Sunther Kuppan joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in October 2014 as Claims Manager. He was then appointed as the Head of Claims in 2017 and in 2020 assumed the role of Head of Operations and Claims. In May 2021, Sunther was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad.

Sunther has over 25 years of experience in the general insurance field in the areas of claims management and general operations. He has held various management roles through out his career and brings with him technical expertise/knowledge.

In addition to Bachelor Degrees in Law and Economics, Sunther holds the Associateship of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) of United Kingdom.

Shirley Ho

Shirley Ho

Head of Finance

Shirley Ho joined QBE in September 2015 and held various positions in Finance Planning and Analysis, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Finance Operation and Tax, supporting not only Malaysia but also Asia. She was then appointed as Head of Finance, QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in April 2024.

Shirley has over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and audit, including 8 years of experience in the general insurance industry.

Shirley holds a Degree in Finance and Accounting from Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).


Kaneetha Rajan

Head of People

Kaneetha Rajan joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in November 2021 as the People Business Partner for Malaysia and Vietnam. She was then appointed as the Head of People, Malaysia and Vietnam in April 2024 to drive organisational success through strategic people initiatives.

Kaneetha has over 17 years of experience spanning across the banking and insurance industry, which includes knowledge and skills in operations, transformation and a wide spectrum of the human resource function.

Kaneetha holds a Master of Applied Statistics from University of Malaya and a Certificate of Malaysian Insurance Institute (CMII). Kaneetha is also the Education and Human Resource Development Committee member of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM).

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Jeyasakthi Ratnasingam

Head of Compliance

AICA, Bachelor of Business Administration (Actuarial Science)

Jeya joined QBE in June 2022 as the Head of Compliance. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry spanning a variety of roles including insurance operations, vendor management, risk management and compliance. 

Jeya holds a Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Actuarial Science from University of Wisconsin, USA. She also has an International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance and Regulatory & Finance Crime Compliance certificate from the International Compliance Association.

Jeya is a member of the International Compliance Association. 

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Cheow Tjern Yipp (TJ)

Appointed Actuary

TJ joined QBE in March 2022. He has more than 10 years of experience in consulting and general insurance, spanning a variety of leadership roles in reserving, pricing, risk, underwriting, product development, strategic planning, and project management.

TJ is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). 


Mohd Farid Bin Othman

Head of Risk

CA(M), B. Accounting (Hons)

Farid Othman has over 20 years of internal auditing and risk management experience in local and multi-national companies across various financial institutions. 

He graduated from University of Science, Malaysia with an honours degree in accounting.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.


Stuart Chua

Head of Distribution

Stuart joined QBE Insurance Malaysia in September 2021 as Head of Broking Relationships. He has more than 25 years of experience in general insurance including Risk Engineering. Prior to joining QBE Malaysia, he has led nationwide sales distribution channels such as Agency, Broking, Bancassurance, Direct Corporate, Franchise and held multiple senior management positions in multinational insurance companies in Malaysia.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business.


Vijay Anand Jeevaratnam 

Head of Underwriting

Vijay joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in July 2015 as the Head of Engineering. He was then appointed as the Head of Property & Engineering in April 2019. In Nov 2021, Vijay was appointed as the Head of Underwriting.

Vijay with over 20 years in the industry brings forth a unique set of knowledge and skills which include an in-depth understanding of Business Processes, Structured Methodologies, Claims Management and Underwriting Expertise in both the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Vijay is Bachelor of Arts graduate majoring in the area of International Business Administration from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, United Kingdom. 


Shahsi Selvaraju

Head of Claims

Shahsi joined QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in July 2023 as the Head of Claims. He has over 14 years of experience spanning across the insurance and technology industry. Shahsi has relevant experience particularly in driving customer advocacy and efficiency solutioning through digital assets, claims process improvements and performance management.

Shahsi holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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