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Datuk Syed Zaid Albar

 

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)  and has over 38 years' experience in corporate law, capital market, conventional banking and Islamic finance.  He was previously the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners. Before joining the SC, Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has relinquished all his interest in Albar & Partners.

 

Currently, Datuk Syed Zaid chairs the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF), as well as a member of the Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance.  He is also the Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee and Co-Chair of the IOSCO GEm Committee Working Group on Sustainability in Emerging Markets.

With his vast experience in finance and law, Datuk Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia.  He also has served on the boards of several public-listed companies in Malaysia. 

Datuk Syed Zaid has been recognised for his contribution and achievements in the legal practice through numerous domestic and international awards.  Among them are 'Leading Individual' in the area of Banking and Finance by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2003 - 2013), 'Dealmaker of the Year' (2014 - 2016) and 'Managing Partner of the Year' (2014 - 2015 and 2017) at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards.

Datuk Syed Zaid has a degree in law from the United Kingdom.  He is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln's Inn, UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.