Gibraltar BSN Appoints Lee Kok Wah as CEO

Kuala Lumpur, 25 January 2021 – Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad (“Gibraltar BSN”) today announced the appointment of Lee Kok Wah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Kok Wah was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Gibraltar BSN and succeeds the previous CEO Rangam Bir whose term of tenure ended on 23 January 2021.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Kok Wah has over 38 years of experience in the corporate world, of which 30 years was in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Gibraltar BSN on 15 August 2016, he was the Chief Financial Officer at AXA Affin Life Insurance and has held similar positions at Syarikat Takaful Malaysia, Hong Leong Assurance and Manulife Insurance.

Chairman of Gibraltar BSN, Dato’ Haji Kamil Khalid Ariff said, “Following the three-year enterprise-wide transformation led by Rangam, Gibraltar BSN is now well poised to unlock new opportunities as it embarks on its next phase of growth. With his deep knowledge of the Company and extensive experience of the industry, the Board is confident that Kok Wah’s appointment will ensure continuity of our strategies to become Malaysia’s Community Protection Champion.”

“I would also like to record the Board’s deepest appreciation to Rangam for all his contributions in successfully transforming the Company into the nimble, digital-first life insurer that it is today”, he added.

Kok Wah is currently a Member of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia’s Technical Sub-Committees on Tax and a Fellow of Life Management Institute (FLMI) from the Life Office Management Association (LOMA), USA.