About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift]


Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad



Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift is the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He is also the director of all subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, and serves as a Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and Clearing.

Datuk Umar has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking and financial services. Prior to helming the Exchange, he was the Chief Executive Officer / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad, where he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (now known as Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad). He was also the CEO of Gas Malaysia and Head of Enterprise Financial Services Group of Maybank before joining MAA Group Berhad.

Datuk Umar sits on the Board of Securities Industry Development Corporation and is an appointed member of ‘Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri’. He is also an Ex-Officio member of the Financial Reporting Foundation and a Board member of the Capital Market Development Fund, both appointed by the Ministry of Finance. Most recently, Datuk Umar has been appointed by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysia Forest Fund (MFF).

Datuk Umar holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) in Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Registered Financial Planner.

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