Rangam Bir is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad, the Malaysian entity of Prudential Financial’s international insurance business. Bir is an established international business leader with more than 22 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has gained experience in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and established a successful track record of building winning businesses in fast growing emerging markets by leading large teams in multicultural and international business environments.
Bir joined Gibraltar BSN in December 2016 from the Allianz Group where he spent 19 years in various roles. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad where he led the company through a digital transformation, establishing it as a leader in innovative digital business models and a top-five player in the Life and Health segment in Malaysia.
In Singapore, he led the regional Life & Health Division as well as the regional Property & Casualty business of the Asia Pacific region as regional general manager of Allianz Asia Pacific. During that time, he held several board positions including the position of interim Chief Executive Officer of the general insurance business in China; member of the executive committee of the CPIC Allianz Health Insurance Company in China; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Company.
Additionally, he was Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Tiriac Asigurari S.A., heading the market- leading insurance company in Romania, and Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Business Officer of Allianz SE in Germany, leading the expansion of Allianz’s insurance and distribution presence in the Central and Eastern European markets.
Beyond his professional role, Bir is also active in the development of the Life Insurance industry in Malaysia as Vice President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. In 2018, he was conferred with the Fellowship of the Malaysian Insurance Institute, which is the most prestigious and highest level of professional insurance qualification in the country. In 2019, Bir was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.
Bir holds a Master of Management Studies in finance and is an electronics engineer by training.