Datin Azalina Adham
Datin Azalina Adham
Datin Azalina Adham
Executive Director
Strategy & Policy
Datin Azalina Adham was appointed as Executive Director, Strategy and Policy on 1 July 2022. She has over 29 years of diverse financial and capital market experience in investment banking, corporate finance as well as the exchange business. Some of her key areas of expertise are strategy and transformation, strategic communications and business development. She brings with her an extensive network amongst key capital market stakeholders in Malaysia namely senior policymakers, regulators, market participants and senior corporate figures as well as the global exchanges fraternity.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Finance from Purdue University, USA in 1992. She also completed the Advance Management Programme at Harvard Business School Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2018.

She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Malaysian national stock exchange. During her tenure at Bursa Malaysia, she led several transformational initiatives including Bursa Marketplace - the first-of-its-kind virtual marketplace; Bursa Anywhere - ASEANs first mobile depository e-services app; and the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market - ASEANs first-of-its-kind alternative capital raising platform for SMEs.

Prior to joining the national stock exchange, she was an investment banker with experience in corporate banking, corporate finance and privatisation having served with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad) and Alliance Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad).

Datin Azalina had also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of several public listed companies in Malaysia. She was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of a Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc) company, where she had served as the Chairman of its Board Risk Management Committee and Board Change Management Committee.
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