Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin
Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin is Deputy Chief Executive of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). He provides direct oversight on the SC’s Surveillance and Supervision functions as well as the People and Corporate Resources division. He joined the SC in 2011 as Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market and was appointed Managing Director, Development and Islamic Markets in 2016.
Izlan is currently Chairman of Capital Markets Malaysia, an entity established by the SC to promote the Malaysian capital market, and a board member of the Securities Industry Development Corporation which is the SC’s training and development arm. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, starting his career with Citibank before moving to MIDF Amanah Asset Management (when it was known as Seacorp-Schroder Capital Management). Just prior to joining the SC, he was CEO of i-VCAP Management.
Izlan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (dual concentration in Accounting and Finance) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.