About the speaker

About The Speaker [Munirah Khairuddin]


Munirah Khairuddin

Chief Executive Officer Malaysia & Global Shariah & Managing Director, Strategic Distribution & Institutional Client Relations (Southeast Asia & Global Shariah), Principal Asset Management Berhad


Munirah joined Principal in November 2006 and was appointed as CEO and Executive Director of Malaysia in May 2013. She has been instrumental in leading the company to grow its Assets Under Management (AUM), deepening its retail leadership with new focus in private retirement space and innovative digital solutions to benefit all Malaysians irrespective of their financial background, and maintaining consistent risk management and investment performance. Under her leadership, Principal Malaysia has embarked on a significant journey in fulfilling its commitment towards the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Munirah’s responsibilities for Principal have continued to expand. In March 2023, Munirah was appointed as the Head of Global Islamic business for Principal, and most recently she was named Managing Director of Strategic Distribution & Institutional Clients for Principal Southeast Asia, overseeing key strategic institutional client and distribution relationships.

Prior to Principal, Munirah worked as a G7 Economist and strategist for a Fortune 500 multinational oil and gas company. Prior to that, she was a fixed income portfolio manager for emerging markets at Rothschild Asset Management in London.

Munirah has been recognized as CEO of the Year, Malaysia in Asia Asset Management’s 2015 and 2014 Best of the Best Awards. Munirah was also selected as one of the recipients for the “Top 25 Women of Asset Management” award by Asian Investor in 2014.

Munirah is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and holds the Capital Markets Services Representative’s License for fund management. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting & Financial Analysis, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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