Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin
Deputy Chief Executive

Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin was appointed Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on 1 April 2016. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of Enforcement. His portfolio oversees the Enforcement, Intermediary and Fund Supervision, Market & Corporate Supervision functions. He is also a Deputy Public Prosecutor.

Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz is a qualified Barrister-At-Law (Lincolns Inn). He has over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors including more than 14 years as a Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Chambers.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws with Honours degree from University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK in 1992.  He also holds a Master of Criminal Justice from University of Malaya as well as Master of Prosecutions from University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a Chevening Fellow having attended a fellowship at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the UK Government. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2008 as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz subsequently moved to the oil and gas industry in November 2008, starting with ExxonMobil and its subsidiaries in Malaysia. He last held the position of Legal Advisor at Petron subsidiaries in Malaysia before joining the SC in 2012.