Anusha Thavarajah is Allianz’s Regional Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific. She is responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s life & Health business in Asia, focused at advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic priorities in the region.
In addition, she is a member of the company’s Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia.
Anusha joined Allianz in December 2019 from AIA Bhd., where she was the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to its three main business lines – Agency, Partnership Distribution and Corporate Solutions, Anusha oversaw AIA Malaysia’s Takaful, General Insurance, Pension and Asset Management, and Health Services units. Anusha was also the President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Chairperson of the Malaysian Insurance Institute and became the first CEO in the AIA Group when she was appointed to head AIA Malaysia in June 2015.
Anusha has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry having served in various senior leadership roles in the UK, Hong Kong and Malaysia.