GoBear Malaysia’s Former Country Director appointed as Tune Protect’s Deputy CEONovember 16, 2017
In a surprising announcement today, Iskandar Ezzahuddin Ahmad will be leaving his role as GoBear Malaysia’s Country director and will serving as Tune Protects Deputy CEO effective today.
In his prior role as GoBear Malaysia’s Country director he was responsible for the company’s expansion into the Malaysian market. Since its inception in Malaysia GoBear was the first to receive approval for the Bank Negara Malaysia Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.
Iskandar’s new role in Tune Protect is to accelerate the companies ambitions of becoming the nation’s leading digital insurer. Having come from a fintech startup background, it would be interesting to observe Iskandar’s initiatives to drive changes within Tune Protect which is a subsidiary of Air Asia, who’s recently also announced their fintech platform for in-flight purchases. This new appointment further signals the groups increased interest to grab a share of the fintech pie.
Iskandar Ezzahuddin Ahmad is also one of the founding members of the Fintech Association of Malaysia and is currently serving as a committee member and previously served as the General Manager of U For Life a local insurtech company following his previous stint as the Vice President of Products for Malaysia Airlines
When reached for comment Andre Hesselink said “In a span of two years, Iskandar has played a vital role in building up GoBear Malaysia. As part of the pioneer team, he embodies the spirit and energy that we have come to expect from individuals in the fast-paced Fintech sector. We send our heartiest congratulations to Iskandar, and to Tune Protect, on his appointment and wish him the very best.”
He then added “It will be business as usual at GoBear Malaysia as we continue to forge ahead with our goal to make comparison easy for users. The new Country Director will focus on continuing to grow our enthusiastic user base, launch exciting new products, and strengthen relationships with partners. With his departure, GoBear Malaysia welcomes its new Country Director, PC Gan. PC comes with more than 16 years’ experience in startups and international businesses. Her last appointment was as the General Manager of iCar Asia Malaysia. More details will be made available next week.”