Executive Chairman
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar 
Executive Chairman
Securities Commission Malaysia 
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Prior to his appointment as the SC Chairman on 1 November 2018, he was the Managing Partner of an established law firm in KL.

Currently, Datuk Syed Zaid chairs the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Reporting Foundation. He was also appointed as a Board member of Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in January 2020. As the Chairman of the SC, Datuk Syed Zaid is a member of Bank Negara Malaysia's Financial Stability Executive Committee (FSEC) chaired by the Governor of BNM.

Datuk Syed Zaid represents the SC as the Asia Pacific representative on the governing Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators. He is also the Vice Chair of the Management Committee of the IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub based in Kuala Lumpur. Syed Zaid also represents the SC in the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF).

Datuk Syed Zaid is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln's Inn, UK. He has a degree in law from the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the SC he has been an active practitioner for over 38 years, predominantly in the fields of corporate law, banking and capital market (debt and equity) in the area of both conventional and Islamic finance. His contribution and achievements in the legal practice has been recognised through numerous domestic and international awards.
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