Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Prior to his appointment as the SC Chairman on 1 November 2018, he was the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners.
Currently, Syed Zaid chairs the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation. He was also appointed as a Board member of Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in January 2020.
Syed Zaid represents the SC as the Asia Pacific representative on the governing Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators.
Syed Zaid has a degree in law from the United Kingdom. He is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He has over 38 years’ experience in legal practice predominantly in the fields of corporate law, capital market, conventional banking and Islamic finance.
He has been recognised for his contribution and achievements in the legal practice through numerous domestic and international awards.
With his experience in finance and law, Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He has also served on the boards of several public listed companies in Malaysia.