LIAM appoints Joseph Gross as new Management Committee member for 2016/2017

Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2016: The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) appointed Mr Joseph Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad as a new member of the LIAM Management Committee for the term 2016/2017.
Joseph Gross is a Business Administration graduate from the University of Frankfurt, Germany who began his career with Procter & Gamble, a leading global fast moving consumer goods company in 1991.
In 2002, Joseph Gross joined Allianz SE in Germany as Senior Vice President Group Marketing. He was instrumental in building Allianz into a strong global brand as well as introducing customer and market driven strategic planning to the Group.  In 2010, as the Executive Vice President and Head of Group Market Management, Joseph led branding, digitalization and multi-access distribution initiatives. Since April 2016, Joseph oversees Allianz’s life operations in Malaysia.
For the term 2016/2017, LIAM’s Management Committee is headed by the President, Mr Toi See Jong, CEO of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd; Vice-President, Mr Gan Leong Hin, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Assurance Berhad and supported by six other management committee members namely Ms Anusha Thavarajah, CEO of AIA Bhd., Mr Ramzi Toubassy, CEO of AmMetLife Insurance Berhad, Mr Loke Kah Meng, CEO of AXA Affin Life Insurance Berhad, Encik Zaharudin Daud, CEO of Etiqa Insurance Berhad, YBhg. Dato Koh Yaw Hui, CEO of Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Berhad and Mr Mark O’Dell, CEO of Manulife Insurance Berhad.
LIAM continues to work very closely with the regulatory authorities and stakeholders in embarking on various educational and awareness programmes in promoting and developing a progressive life insurance industry for the nation and to fulfill the Government’s aspiration of insuring 75% of Malaysians by 2020.
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