Zakri Khir is new Socso boss

Zakri Khir. (Allianz Malaysia Berhad pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Allianz General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad CEO Zakri Khir has been appointed the new chairman of the Social Security Organisation (Socso), effective Oct 8.

The appointment was announced by the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement issued here today.

Zakri takes over from Aseh Che Mat.

“Zakri is a fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute and has 30 years experience in insurance and portfolio management,” it said.

He was the first Malaysian appointed as country manager for Allianz Malaysia Berhad.