BITA Management Committee 2018-2019

Hj Osman Hj Md Jair | Chairman

Hj Osman Hj Md Jair is the Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB Sdn Bhd (IIT), a wholly subsidiary of Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), Brunei Darussalam. Subsequently, he is also holding the post as the Managing Director to IIT’s subsidiaries; Insurans Islam TAIB General Takaful Sdn Bhd and Insurans Islam TAIB Family Takaful Sdn Bhd.

He joined IIT in August 2000, directed by its parent company, Perbadanan TAIB and was given the responsibility to head and manage the subsidiary company.

Prior to joining IIT, Osman was the Research & Development Manager of Perbadanan TAIB from 1996 where he was responsible for the business development of their financial services portfolio.

Osman began his career in the Savings Deposits Operations Department with Perbadanan TAIB in 1991 and then moved to the Credit & Financing Department of the same Islamic financial institution in 1993 to concentrate on the growing retail financing portfolio up to 1996.

Osman holds an MBA in Risk & Insurance Management from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and was attending the Brunei Institute of Technology (ITB) studying Business and Finance.

Klaus Tomalla | Vice Chairman - General Sector

General Manager – National Insurance Company Berhad

Klaus Tomalla has been working for National Insurance Company Berhad in Brunei Darussalam since 2016.

He has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. Most of the time he has been working for the German insurer Allianz which is also shareholder of National Insurance Company Berhad.

Klaus worked over 14 years in Moscow/ Russia in the General and Life Insurance Sector. Before he was assigned to various projects in Central Eastern Europe, in Mumbai/ India and in Cairo/ Egypt.

He is a bachelor degree holder in insurance and made his apprenticeship in Germany in 1989 in Allianz in Frankfurt/ Main.

Kenneth Ling | Vice Chairman - Life Sector

Mr Kenneth Ling is the General Manager of AIA Brunei, responsible for overseeing and managing the branch operations.

His experience spans more than 30 years within the life insurance industry where he help brings strong strategic leadership direction into the business and supporting sustainable business growth.

Haji Darryl A.B. Hj Maidin | Secretary

Company: Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd

Haji Darryl has been working in the financial services industry overseas as a legal advisor since 2004, and has held several positions in management. He is currently the Deputy General Manager at Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd (STBD) heading Corporate and Legal Compliance where he oversaw the merger in 2010.

He is also the Deputy General Manager of Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd (TBA) heading Legal and Casualty Claims. Darryl is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Born in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam Darryl completed his studies in London and Cardiff in the United Kingdom, before moving to Perth and Sydney, Australia to complete his legal education.

His main area of practice is in corporate and commercial law with a focus in a range of general commercial matters. Having worked extensively with Law firms both nationally and internationally, Darryl's incisive, analytical and methodical approach has ensured him an enviable reputation for delivering quality work.

He has handled portfolios within the large corporate environment and liaised with Government agencies and representatives, officers and senior executives from some of the world's largest financial companies.

Once awarded Young Scientist of the Year (1991) Darryl is passionate about science and the environment and believes in making a difference to help contribute to the preservation of our environment. “Knowledge is a pathway that will cause a change in the mindset of people's lives. This change will, in turn, cause a change in individual action".

Mohd Jafar bin Haji Osman | Assistant Secretary

Mohd Jafar is the Branch Manager of Standard Insurance Gadong Branch since 1997. Before joining Standard insurance he worked at Asia Insurance Co. Ltd (Brunei Branch) for 5 years.

Main responsibilities are to provide updates to the regional manager regarding operating results, insurance trends, and competitor methods. Providing guidance on more complex issues. Familiarity with variety of field's concepts, practices, and procedures. In order to accomplish our goals extensive experience are required. Manages daily activities of the branch office, such as marketing and auditing, loss prevention and underwriting.

Additionally, he always lookout for new opportunities to boost up sales by expanding our horizons to potential clients. The manager reports directly to a regional manager, filing periodic reports which comprise of sales figures, staff evaluations and market research.


Lim Charng Hui | Treasurer

Company: The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd.
Designation: Finance and Administration Manager

Charng Hui joined Great Eastern Lifein January 2016 as the Finance and Administration Manager. His key role is to oversee the financial operations as well as the administrative function of the company.

Prior to joining Great Eastern Life, Charng Hui spent over 5 years as an Auditor with a local audit firm. He has audited the financial statements of companies from various industries ranging from consumer goods such as wholesalers and retailers, construction, motor and business associations as well as remittance and money changer enterprises.