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.

Azima Abdul

 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.

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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, QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad

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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