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Newsroom | 7 Apr 2022
Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng Appointed as Chairman of Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad
Kuala Lumpur, 7 April 2022 – Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad (“Berjaya Sompo” or “the Company”) has announced the appointment of Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng (“Tan Sri Dr Ong”). His tenure begins 7 April 2022 as its new Chairman, replacing En Azhar bin Mohamad.

Tan Sri Dr Ong has been appointed as Berjaya Sompo’s Independent Non-Executive Director since 17 July 2017 and prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Board, Tan Sri Dr Ong has served as the Chairman of the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Tan Sri Dr Ong currently serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee, the member of the Audit Committee and the member of the Investment Committee.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank En Azhar for his distinguished service with Berjaya Sompo throughout his 5 ½ years tenure as our Chairman. We would also like to congratulate Tan Sri Dr Ong on his appointment as our new Chairman. With his vast experiences, we are confident that Berjaya Sompo will continue to achieve greater heights under his guidance and leadership,” said Mr Tan Sek Kee, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Sompo.

Tan Sri Dr Ong’s Board experiences included Chairman of the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (“ASWARA”), Chairman and Board Member of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (“MyCEB”), Board Member of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Tioman Development Authority, Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute (“MARDI”), and Small and Medium Industry Development Corporation (“SMIDEC”). In addition, he was a member of the Investment Panel, Retirement Fund Incorporated (“KWAP”).

“I welcome this opportunity to expand my role further. I look forward to working together with Berjaya Sompo's board and management towards the Company’s brand promise to provide suitable innovative insurance solutions through the highest quality of service,” said Tan Sri Dr Ong.