About Amãna Takaful Our Team
- Interim Report 31.12.2012
- Interim Report 31.03.2013
- Interim Report 30.06.2013
- Interim Report 31.12.2013
- Interim Report 31.03.2014
- Interim Report 30.06.2014
- Interim Report 30.09.2014
- Interim Report 30.06.2015
- Interim Report 30.09.2015
Tyeab Akbarally - Chairman, Non-Executive
Mr. Tyeab Akbarally is the Chairman of the Company. He has been appointed to the Board since its inception. He is also a Director of Akbar Brothers Ltd., the largest tea exporter in the country. Mr. Tyeab’s business interests extend to many sectors of the economy including Tea Trade, Pharmaceutical Trade, Hydro Powerand CommodityTrading. He is also on the Boards of Amana Bank Ltd and several companies in the Akbar Brothers Group.
Mr. Osman Kassim - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Osman Kassim, the visionary and one of the main promoters of Amana Group of Companies is the Chairman of Amana Bank. Mr Kassim is renowned for his expertise in Islamic Banking & Financial Services and has participated in numerous international fora.He counts over 35 years of senior management experience and possessesan Honorary Doctorate from the Staffordshire University, UK.Mr Kassim plays a dynamic role in determining and envisaging the strategic path of Amana Bank and the group as a whole. He has also served as the Chairman of Expolanka Holdings PLC, one of the largest conglomerates in the country.
Dr. Aboobacker Admani Mohamed Haroon - Non-Executive Director
Dr. A.A.M. Haroon was appointed as a Director on 21st September 2000. He is a Medical Practitioner by profession. He also holds the chairmanship of several private companies, encompassing different industries including Garments, Health Care and Clinical Diagnostics.
Mr. Muhammad Ehsan Zaheed - Executive Director
Ehsan Zaheed was appointed as the Director/CEO of Amana Takaful on 1st October 2003. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a member of the Institute of Public Accountant of Australia. He completed his articles at Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants. Having worked with several leading private sector financial bodies, has had immense exposure in Sri Lanka and overseas.
Mr. Zaheed completed his articles at Ernst and Young. Having worked with several leading private sector financial bodies, Mr. Zaheed has had immense exposure in Sri Lanka and overseas.
DR. Ifthikarudeen Ahamed Ismail - Non-Executive Director
Dr. Ifthikar Ismail was appointed to the Board of Amana Takaful PLC in June 2012. He also presently serves on the Boards of Amana Holdings (Pvt) Limited and Asia Siyaka PLC.
He holds a BSc (Hons) Degree from the University of Ceylon and a PhD from the University of St Andrews UK. He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School, and has participated in a variety of senior functional and general management training courses, mainly in Europe.
Whilst he was Vice Chairman of Unilever, he served in various capacities in State Institutions; among them as a Director of the National Apprentice Board, a member of the advisory committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Research Planning Council of the CISIR, the Tertiary Vocation Education Commission and the Council of the Open University.
He has served as Principal of Zahira College, Colombo, CEO of APIIT Lanka and as Chairman of the Board of the Sri Lanka Business Development Centre, Council Member of the Employers’ Federation, Chairman of the Board of Governors’ of the Symphony Orchestra, Chairman of the Colombo District Scouts Association and Patron of the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka.
Dato’ Mohd Fadzli Yusof - Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Mohd Fadzli Yusof was appointed to the Board on 10th February 1999. He was the Founder Chief Executive Officer/Director of Syarikat Takaful Malayisa Berhad, the first Takaful operator in Malaysia and Asia since its incorporation in 1984 until his retirement in 2005. He obtained the Professional Diploma in Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM) from the CAM Foundation in the United Kingdom. He started his career in broadcasting, including six years with BBC in London. Currently, he is an independent member of the Board of Hei Tech Padu Berhad and MRC Data Sdn Bhd. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Mains Zakat Sdn Bhd, for the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, and a member of the Board of Trustees Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation.He is also the Academic Fellow, University College Insaniah in the State of Kedah, Malaysia.
Mr. Mohamed Haniffa Mohamed Rafiq - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. M.H.M. Rafiq has been on the Board since its inception. He has been involved in the insurance industry for over four decades. His interests are extremely diverse and include Education, Healthcare and Real Estate, just to name a few. Mr. Rafiq, with his wealth of experience in the sphere of insurance, plays an active role in Amãna Takaful PLC.
Mr. Aboo Sally Mohamed Muzzammil - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. A.S.M. Muzzammil was appointed to the Board in April 2010. He is the Chairman/Managing Director, Ceylon Foods (Pvt) Ltd. He has served for over 40 years in senior management position in commerce and industry. He holds a MA in Business Analysis from Lancaster University, UK and the J Dip MA, UK. He is a Fellow of the CIMA (UK) and ACCA (UK). Mr. Muzzammil served as the President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division, Exporters Association of Sri Lanka and the Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka.
He has been a member of the Councils of the Moratuwa University, SLIATE, SLSI and the ITI and was a member of the Joint Business Forum and various Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He has been a Vice-President and Treasurer of the OPA and also serves in several business, educational, social and religious organisations.
Mr. Radhakrishnan Gopinath - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Radhakrishnan Gopinath was appointed to the Board on 6th June 2012. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Life Insurance Corporation Lanka (LIC Lanka) having previously held several top positions at LIC India. Mr. Gopinath was also a Strategic Planning Director at Al Nabooda Insurance Brokers LLC Dubai. He has also served as a Vice President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Gopinath is a member of Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), UK and also a member of The Personal Finance Society and Society of Mortgage Professionals (PFS) London UK. He is also a member of Indian Management Association and also is the Alumnus of Madras Christian College, India. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management.
His passion in training, coaching and mentoring along with his extensive experience in insurance led him to establish GOPAST Centre for learning (Pvt) Ltd., a company dedicated towards building human potential.
The Takaful operation is based on a solid establishment of Shari’ah guidelines that are formulated, approved and monitored by a council of scholars.
The Shari’ah Council provides service, advice and consultation in accordance with Islamic principles. The Shari’ah Council at Amãna Takaful is made up of a group of eminent and competent scholars’ well versed in the principles of Shari’ah Moulavi M M
A Mubarak – Chairman
The senior Vice President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema, he is an eminent scholar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Islamic Shari’ah Law from the University of Madina Al Munawwara, Saudi Arabia. As one of the first Sri Lankan scholars in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance and a member of a number of Shari’ah Advisory Councils for Islamic Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka. He also serves as the principal of Ghafooria Arabic College, Maharagama.
Mufti M I M Rizvi
The President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema, he is highly respected for his scholarly advice. A Graduate from the University of Jamiha Uloom Islamiyah, Karachi in Pakistan; he qualified in Ifta. One of the pioneering scholars in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance he is a member of the Shari’ah Advisory Councils for a number of Islamic Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka.
Moulavi M. Fazil Farook
A distinguished scholar in Islamic Banking and Finance, he completed a course at the Islamic University of Malaysia. Additionally he is a graduated who holds Dhawrathul Hadees and Alif Fadhil from Darul Uloom Islamiyah, South Africa and Hafeez-ul-Quran from Darul Uloom Hashimeeya, Sri Lanka. He is also a member of the Banking and Advisory Committee of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema and a member of the Shari’ah Advisory Councils for a number of Islamic Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka.
Moulavi M Murshid Mulaffar - Secretary
A practiced scholar in Islamic Banking and Finance, he obtained a Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Centre for Economics in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a graduate from the Al-Ali at Darul Uloom Al-Humidiya. A member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema and a member of a Shari’ah Advisory Councils for a number of Islamic Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka.