Voice 70

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

Motor bikes have long been a passion for Syed Moheeb bin Syed Kamarulzaman. One of his first bikes, a Triumph Tiger 500, accompanied him at the Institute Tecknologi Mara (now Malaysia’s prestigious Universiti Teknologi Mara) where he studied for a law degree, and since then the bikes have gradually increased in size and number. He currently owns a Honda Goldwing, an imposing machine driven by a 1.8 litre engine, a BMW F650GS as well as a Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. Owning a Harley-Davidson was something of an ambition for him as a young man, an ambition he finally realised in his mid-fifties. Powerful motor bikes are renowned for their fast acceleration from a standing start. It’s an analogy which could also be applied to Takaful IKHLAS, the takaful operation which Syed Moheeb established less than eight years ago and which has grown rapidly in the years since then. Syed Moheeb says his organisation has achieved gross contribution income of about 630m Malaysian Ringgits (USD 230m) this year, up from MYR 580m last year and MYR 420m the year before that. It’s a long way from the first year of operation in 2003-4, when the financial accounts showed a figure of just MYR 7m. Extract from ‘Fast acceleration from a standing start‘

Also in this issue:

  • Comment: Shaun Tarbuck
  • Waiting for a knock on the door
  • Half way to Tokyo: ICMIF's Board meets
  • ICMIF gains two new members
  • Latin American reinsurance meeting in Panama
  • Building an ERM approach that fits cooperatives and mutuals
  • ERM at the Co-operators
  • Pioneering cooperative history to be saved
  • Takaful looks to its core belief
  • Fast acceleration from a standing start
  • Systemic risk
  • ICMIF/Americas conference focuses on advocating the principles and values of cooperative and mutual insurance
  • New ICMIF web site has a social life
  • Web-based seminar puts focus on mutuality
  • Stop press: Key speakers confirmed for ICMIF Conference
  • ICMIF simulation programme at top business school
  • ICMIF reinsurance committee bids fond farewell to Dave and welcomes Sue
  • Senior managers of the future

Voice magazine delivers in-depth analysis of the people, organizations and issues that are shaping our global sector.