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Datuk Karownakaran @ Karunakaran A/L Ramasamy

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Age 72, Male

Date of Appointment

  1. 17 January 2011

Committee Membership

  1. Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
  2. Member of the Governance, Nominating and Remuneration Committee


  1. Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) (Honours) degree, University of Malaya
  2. Post Graduate Course in Industrial Project Planning, University of Bradford, UKK

Relevant Experience

  1. Joined the Malaysian Investment Development Authority [formerly known as Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (“MIDA”)] in August 1972 and served in various positions including Director and Director-General until his retirement in 2008
  2. Served as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Investment
  3. Chairman of Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd
  4. Chairman of Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad from January to December 2018
  5. Chairman of Etiqa General Insurance Berhad from March 2016 to December 2018
  6. Chairman of Etiqa Family Takaful Berhad from March 2016 to December 2017
  7. Director of Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd from December 2012 to October 2017
  8. Director of Maybank (Cambodia) Plc from October 2012 to October 2017
  9. Chairman/Director of Maybank Private Equity Sdn Bhd from May 2013 to December 2016
  10. Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad from 2012 to 2016
  11. Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad from 2011 to 2014
  12. Director of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad from 2009 to 2014

Directorship of Other Listed Issuers/Public Companies

  1. Other Listed Issuers
    – Chairman of Integrated Logistics Berhad
    – Director of Malayan Banking Berhad
    – Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad
  2. Public Companies
    – Chairman of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad
    – Chairman of Maybank Singapore Limited