Board of Directors

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Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ranjit Ajit Singh

Chairman
 


Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit Ajit Singh is the Executive Chairman of the SC. He was previously Managing Director of the SC and has extensive experience in the field of finance and securities market regulation and has spearheaded many key initiatives in the development and reform of Malaysia’s capital market.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit was appointed the Vice-Chairman of the governing Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators and was elected as the Chairman of IOSCO’s Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEM) which represents 93 countries. In 2014, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit was appointed Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), a body tasked to spearhead market integration efforts within the region and comprises capital market authorities from ASEAN.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit chairs the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council (MVCDC) and the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF). He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance and a member of the Board of the Labuan Financial Services Authority and the Financial Reporting Foundation, as well as a board member of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM).

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit is trained as a financial economist and accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree and a Master of Economics degree in Finance from Monash University, Melbourne. He was also conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Monash University Melbourne. He is fellow of CPA Australia and has worked in academia, consulting and accounting in Australia and Malaysia.

 

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Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan

 


Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, a post he has held since April 2011. He has more than 20 years’ experience in banking, domestically and internationally. Prior to helming the Exchange, Datuk Seri Tajuddin was the Group Managing Director of RHB Capital Berhad and the Managing Director of RHB Bank Berhad, the President/Group MD of the Malaysia Development Bank and CEO of the National Savings Bank. His 17-year career with Bumiputra Commerce Bank included a short stint at the bank’s New York branch. A dynamic leader with expertise in corporate restructuring, Datuk Seri Tajuddin also has the experience of managing various public listed companies in the areas of property development and construction, shipping and electronics.

Datuk Seri Tajuddin is a director of all the subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and its subsidiary Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing, as well as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bursa Malaysia Foundation and Chairman of the Exchange Committee of Labuan International Financial Exchange. He also sits on the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation and is a member of the Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre and the Financial Reporting Foundation.

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Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin

 


Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin obtained his Bachelor of Laws with Honours degree from University of Wales College of Cardiff, United Kingdom and went on to qualify as a Barrister-at-law from Lincoln's Inn, London, United Kingdom. He started his career with the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP). In 2008, he resigned from government service and joined the oil and gas sector as Legal Advisor to ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc (ExxonMobil). Ahmad Fairuz then joined Petron Malaysia upon the completion of the downstream business sale in Malaysia by ExxonMobil Corporation to Petron Corporation of the Philippines. After the change in control, in October 2012, he joined the Securities Commission Malaysia as Executive Director of Enforcement. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia on 1 April 2016.

Ahmad Fairuz holds postgraduate qualifications, namely Master of Criminal Justice from University Malaya as well as Master of Prosecutions from University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also a Chevening Fellow, having attended a fellowship at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom under the auspices of the U.K. Government. He is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Ahmad Fairuz was conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) award by the Governor of Penang in 2016.

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Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid

 


Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid is the Chairman of S P Setia Berhad. He is also the Chairman of the Management and Science University (MSU) and FEC Cables (M) Sdn Bhd. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid  is a Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd and Yayasan Sime Darby. He was formerly the Chairman of Berger International Ltd based in Singapore, and Deputy Chairman of International Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from University of Malaya, Masters from Stanford University and PhD from University of California, Berkeley. He underwent a course in business management under the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He started his career as a teacher, moving up to principal level and eventually held various positions in the Ministry of Education. His last post prior to retirement was as Director-General of Education.

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Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood

 


Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood serves on the board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) with over 20 years of experience in capital market development and regulation. She was Deputy Chief Executive of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) until her retirement on 31 March 2016. Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah was also previously Managing Director and Executive Director of the SC’s Enforcement Division and in her long career at the SC had worked in areas ranging from legal and regulatory reform, product and market development, corporate governance, Islamic capital market, investor education and enforcement.

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah was awarded Most Outstanding Person for Contribution to Islamic Finance by the Kuala Lunpur Islamic Finance Forum (KLIFF) in 2007 and The Award of Excellence for Outstanding Leadership in Islamic Capital Market Regulation at the London Sukuk Summit 2013.

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah is also a member of the Professional Development Panel (the Senate) of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), the global university of Islamic finance.

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah holds a First Class Honours in Law from University Malaya and a LLM and PhD from the University of London. For her PhD, she was the recipient of a scholarship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Prior to joining the SC in 1993, Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University Malaya.

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIFP).

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Datuk Chay Wai Leong

 


Datuk Chay Wai Leong was appointed as the Group Managing Director of Kenanga on 17 May 2011. He is also the Group Managing Director of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (KIBB).

Currently, Datuk Chay also serves as a Director of the Securities Industry Development Corporation, a company sponsored by the Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) which is involved in the development of capital markets.

In March 2013, Datuk Chay was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia.

Since his appointment as the Group Managing Director in May 2011, Kenanga and its Group of Companies (Kenanga Group or the Group) have clinched numerous awards in the investment banking, equity broking, asset management, futures broking, as well as, wealth management business segments.

Recently, Bursa Malaysia awarded Kenanga as the Best Retail Equities Broker, First (1st) Runner Up; Best Online Broker, Second (2nd) Runner Up; Best Derivatives Trading Broker, Best Trading Broker for Equity Derivatives and Best Derivatives Clearing Broker, Second (2nd) Runner Up. Kenanga was also presented Best Initial Public Offering (IPO) by the Edge Malaysia and Best Deal (Malaysia) at the Asset Triple A Country Awards for 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad’s IPO exercise. In addition, the Kenanga Growth Fund was awarded the Best Performing Equity Malaysia Fund for the five (5) and ten (10) years categories at the Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2014.

Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director of Kenanga and the Managing Director of KIBB, Datuk Chay was the Managing Director of RHB Investment Bank Berhad and Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of RHB Banking Group.

His previous employment includes Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s largest financial groups, Jardine Fleming Securities in Hong Kong and JP Morgan. Datuk Chay started his career in 1987 with Bankers Trust in Singapore.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

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Angelina Kwan, CPA

 


Angelina Kwan is currently the Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Ms Kwan has over 27 years of experience in Asia and the United States, in business development, restructuring, regulatory/compliance, as well as investor and stakeholder relations. She started her career at KPMG and has held senior management, committee and/or board positions with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners, Kleinwort Benson, HG Asia Limited, Sony Pictures, the REORIENT Group (HK376) and most recently, CLSA Limited.

Ms Kwan is currently an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Aviva Life Insurance Hong Kong, a Hong Kong Government appointed member of the Women’s Commission, the Financial Reporting Council Process Review Panel and the Council for Sustainable Development, a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Securities Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia, the Vice-Chairman and Director of The Women’s Foundation, an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and serves on a number of other Boards and committees. She lectures frequently for various international government and regulatory organisations as well as course providers.

She is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong and a graduate of the University of Southern California. Her MBA is from Pepperdine University and LLB with Hong Kong University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Gerald Ambrose

 


Gerald Ambrose is the Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the group's Islamic fund management hub. He joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2005 after the company was selected to be the first licensed foreign-owned fund manager under the government's Special Scheme.

Previously, Mr Ambrose was an institutional sales director covering ASEAN equities at Kim Eng Securities in Singapore, HSBC James Capel in London and BNP Paribas Securities London, the latter sending him to set up the institutional broking operations of its associate, Mohaiyani Securities Sdn Bhd, in 1990. Prior to that, Mr Ambrose served as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy from 1980 to 1987.

Mr Ambrose graduated with an MA (Honours) degree in Land Economy from Pembroke College, Cambridge University.