Anusha Thavarajah is the Regional Chief Executive Officer for Allianz Asia Pacific. She is also a member of Allianz Asia’s Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia.
Anusha was previously Allianz’s Regional Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the profit and loss and functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia.
Prior to joining Allianz Asia Pacific in December 2019, Anusha held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AIA Bhd. 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 first female President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia, Chairperson of the Malaysian Insurance Institute as well as the first female 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. She graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom, as well as a Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.