management & broking team

Shaiful Arbi Abdul Aziz


Chief Executive Officer

Shaiful Arbi is a qualified Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. Shaiful has over 30 years of experience in the insurance and takaful industry in various senior management positions including as an underwriter with a leading local insurance company as well as a direct broker.

He has extensive experience in insurance program design and provides consultation to a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, aviation, shipping, power plant, financial institutions and manufacturing risks. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFR in September 2016.

Lim Lye-Huat


Chief Operating Officer

Mr Lim Lye-Huat holds a BSc from the London School of Economics, University of London. In 1996, he attended the Senior Management Development Programme conducted by Harvard Business School. Prior to joining AFR, he was the Insurance & Risk Manager with a Malaysian public listed conglomerate for a period of 21 years and was responsible for the setting up of the company's Group Insurance Services unit.

The company had in excess of 40 subsidiary and associated companies under the Group involved in the heavy industries sector, automotive manufacturing and distribution, financial and insurance services and hospitality industry. During this period of employment, his other tasks included being the Administrative Manager for the holding company and subsequently as a Strategic Sourcing Manager for the Group. He joined AFR Asia Pacific Ltd in 2006 and is the Chief Operating Officer.

John Ward


Technical Advisor

Mr Ward, who is based in London acts as an advisor to AFR Asia Pacific Ltd. He has more than 37 (thirty-seven) years of experience in the insurance industry, entirely as an insurance broker. His last position was as Director with PWS International Ltd, having spent 31 years with the company until his retirement in 2006. He currently acts as a consultant to a U.K. based international broker.

He has enormous experience in the far east region covering countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Australasia and Eastern Europe. He was responsible for setting up PWS's representative offices in the Czech Republic and Azerbaijan. In his role as advisor, he provides technical advisory support and expertise and acts as representative for AFR in the United Kingdom.

Ahmad Adnan Mohd. Ariff


Technical Advisor

Mr Adnan Ariff joins AFR as a Technical Advisor. He has 29 years of insurance experience. Mr Adnan graduated as an aeronautical engineer from U.K. He started his career with major professional reinsurers involved in underwriting and claims and eventually joined the direct broking sector of the industry. During this period he managed major oil & gas, power and infrastructure accounts.

These accounts included Petronas onshore and offshore operating programmes, KLCC Twin Towers, North South Highway project, Penang Bridge. His involvement in energy included YTL Power International 1,200 CCGT IPP construction and operating programme, Malakoff Power Bhd. His last position was as General Manager of Tradewind International Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd.

Kanes Naidu Athinaidu


Technical Advisor - Financial & Political Risks

Kanes Naidu Athinaidu started his career at Corporate Risks Management Consultants Sdn Bhd (CRMC), a company involved in insurance, investigation & security. Following that, he entered the local insurance and reinsurance industry working in the direct broking sector, an American based local insurer as senior underwriter for general liability classes and subsequently joined a reinsurance broker specializing in liability reinsurance. He continued on to become the Chief Executive Officer for Sovereign Global Limited, a Labuan based reinsurance broker.

His experience extends beyond insurance into security and threat assessment & maritime security having being the Country Manager covering ASEAN Operations for Milestone Europe Ltd following his tenure in the reinsurance industry. He was also the Managing Director of Sovereign Maritime Services (M) Sdn Bhd, a Maritime and Oil & Gas Security Company having operations internationally. He was appointed as Advisor for Financial & Political Risks in AFR Asia Pacific Ltd in August 2016.



Amiruddin Ab Samad


Head – Business Development

Mr Amiruddin bin Ab Samad has been appointed as Head of Business Development with effect from 15 December 2014. His key responsibility will be business development for all sectors of the company. Amiruddin started his career in the agency network and subsequently joined several local insurance companies and was involved in managing agency forces, direct corporate clients and direct brokers.

Shirley Ling Swee Lee


Head – Property, Casualty & Liability Division

Shirley graduated with a Bachelors of Law Degree (LL.B.) from Australia and was called to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor. She has 8 years experience in legal practice having vast knowledge and specializing in general & insurance litigation, banking & recovery litigation and securities & corporate litigation prior to joining AFR. She joined AFR in 2010 managing the Casualty & Liability Portfolio and at the end of 2014, the property sector was included into her portfolio and she was re-designated as Head - Property, Casualty & Liability Division.

Ipika Abu Bakar


Head – Aviation, Marine & Energy Division

Ipika is a graduate in Actuarial Science from University Technology Mara and has 7 years underwriting experience in the local insurance industry insurance industry prior to joining AFR. Her experience covers marine, casualty & liability and property. She joined AFR managing the Marine, Oil and Gas portfolio and at the end of 2014 her portfolio was enlarged to include aviation. Following the enlarged portfolio, she has been re-designated as Head – Aviation, Marine & Energy Division.

Monaliza Megawati Shahrin


Manager - Accounts & Administration

Monaliza is a Diploma graduate in Banking from University Technology MARA (UiTM), Terengganu. She has 12 years working experience in an international trading company handling all related matters pertaining to accounts and administration prior to joining AFR.

Rafizah Arbange


Manager - Aviation Division

Rafizah holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) from UiTM. She currently handles the aviation portfolio.