KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2022 — The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced four new senior appointments as it aims to build a more relevant, efficient and diversified capital market.
“I am pleased to welcome the new appointments to the executive team. Their combined wealth of knowledge and experience, drawn from the public and private sectors, will further strengthen the SC’s capabilities and effectiveness to promote market growth and integrity in a rapidly evolving environment that embraces sustainability, competition and innovation,” said the SC Chairman Dato’ Seri Dr Awang Adek Hussin.
The SC has appointed Datin Azalina Adham as Executive Director of newly created business group Strategy and Policy. Leveraging her vast experience in the financial and capital markets, Azalina will help drive the SC’s strategic direction in a number of critical areas including corporate planning, risk management and international relations to further develop the capital market.
The SC has also appointed media and communications specialist Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hamid as Executive Director, Strategic Communications and Chairman’s Office with a primary role of sharpening the SC’s engagement and communication strategy with key stakeholders.
The SC has promoted Dr Wong Huei Ching to Executive Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation. Her appointment serves to further the potential of digital and innovation towards shaping a capital market that is more inclusive and sustainable for businesses and investors. Dr Wong joined the SC in 2017 and has led several key functions such as corporate planning and strategy. She was instrumental in the development of the Capital Market Masterplan 3.
In addition, the SC has also appointed a new Director of Enforcement, Encik Budiman Lutfi Mohamed. This is in line with a long history of appointments to the SC from the Attorney General’s Chambers. Budiman will lead the SC’s investigation, prosecution and civil enforcement work.
As previously announced on 29 April 2022, Puan Yew Yee Tee and Puan Shamsul Bahriah Shamsudin will assume their new roles as General Counsel and Director, Intermediary and Fund Supervision respectively.
Yew will provide leadership on policy, legal and strategic advisory support of all internal and external legal matters involving the SC. Meanwhile, Shamsul Bahriah will be in charge of the authorisation and licensing, and supervision of market intermediaries.
All appointments will take effect on 1 July 2022. To download the latest SC organisational structure, please visit link.
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