Datin Azalina Adham was appointed as Managing Director of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on 1 January 2023. She joined the SC as Executive Director of Strategy and Policy on 1 July 2022. She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Malaysian national stock exchange. Prior to joining the national stock exchange, she was an investment banker with experience in corporate banking, corporate finance and privatisation having served with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad) and Alliance Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad).
Datin Azalina Adham has over 29 years of diverse financial and capital market experience in investment banking, corporate finance as well as the exchange business. Some of her key areas of expertise are strategy and transformation, strategic communications and business development. During her tenure at Bursa Malaysia, she led several transformational initiatives including Bursa Marketplace – the first-of-its-kind virtual marketplace; Bursa Anywhere – ASEANs first mobile depository e-services app; and the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market – ASEANs first-of-its-kind alternative capital raising platform for SMEs.
Datin Azalina Adham graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Finance from Purdue University, USA in 1992. She also completed the Advance Management Programme at Harvard Business School Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2018.