About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Faridah Bakar Ali]


Faridah Bakar Ali
Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional Berhad



Faridah is the Chief Financial Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, having joined Khazanah in 2006 after building a career in accountancy and finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and BP Malaysia.

Faridah graduated from Lancaster University in Accounting & Finance. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Faridah delivered several notable Islamic Finance transactions.  Amongst the many landmark transactions were the world’s first Exchangeable Sukuk of USD750mil into Telekom Malaysia Berhad shares in 2006. Other notable completion included the financing of mixed development projects by M+S Pte Ltd, a joint venture between Khazanah and Temasek Holdings.

Faridah oversaw the inaugural retail offering of Sukuk Ihsan, Khazanah’s sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) sukuk, to fund Yayasan AMIR’s Trust Schools Programme, a Public-Private Partnership with the Ministry of Education to improve accessibility of quality education in Malaysian public schools.

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