Kuala Lumpur, 12 January 2011

SC appoints Executive Director for Islamic Capital Market

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Encik Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin as Executive Director with effect from 12 January 2011. Encik Zainal Izlan will lead and drive the Commission’s agenda for the Islamic Capital Market and will be responsible for the SC’s operational, strategic and developmental initiatives aimed at strengthening and sustaining Malaysia’s leadership in this area.

Encik Zainal brings with him over 20 years of industry experience and international exposure. Prior to joining the SC, Encik Zainal was the Chief Executive Officer of i-VCap Management Sdn Bhd.

He has held a number of senior positions in professional bodies and associations such as Vice-Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM), Chairman, Islamic Fund Management Sub-Committee of MAAM and Chairman/President, CFA Malaysia (local chapter of the CFA Institute, USA).