Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on 1 November 2018. He was previously the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners. Before joining the SC, Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has relinquished all his interest in Albar & Partners.
A lawyer by training, Datuk Syed Zaid 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. Among them are ‘Leading Individual’ in the area of Banking and Finance by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2003 – 2013), ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ (2014 – 2016) and ‘Managing Partner of the Year’ (2014-2015 and 2017) at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards.
With his experience in finance and law, Datuk Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. He has also served on the boards of several public-listed companies in Malaysia, and as Secretary to the Perdana Leadership Foundation and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation.
Datuk 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.