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Bursa Malaysia Announces New Board Member

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Bursa Malaysia has appointed Datin Azlina Mahmad as a Public Interest Director to its Board of Directors line-up effective March 16, 2021. A public interest director is appointed by the Minister of Finance pursuant to Section 10(1)(a) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007.

She began her career in J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad in 1989, working her way up the ranks, from an analyst to one of the most senior bankers covering key corporate and institutional clients in Malaysia, until her retirement on March 2, 2021.

“Datin Azlina Mahmad brings to the board over 30 years of wide-ranging banking experience. Her appointment will provide guidance and oversight for enabling the development of a thriving marketplace,” said the announcement.

Having completed a dual degree programme from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College of Arts and Sciences.

As of March 16, 2021, Bursa Malaysia’s Board of Directors is as follows:

1. Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Chairman, Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

2. Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director

3. Dato’ Anad Krishnan a/l Muthusamy
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

4. Puan Sharifatu Laila Syed Ali
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

5. Datin Azlina Mahmad
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

6. Datuk Karownakaran @ Karunakaran a/l Ramasamy
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

7. Mr. Pushpanathan a/l S.A. Kanagarayar
Independent Non-Executive Director

8. Datin Grace Yeoh Cheng Geok
Independent Non-Executive Director

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