The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has appointed Encik Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin as executive director for For Islamic Capital Market.

Zainal Abidin will lead and drive the Commission’s agenda for the Islamic Capital Market and will be responsible for the SC’s operational, strategic and developmental initiatives aimed at strengthening and sustaining Malaysia’s leadership in this area.

Zainal Abidin brings with him over 20 years of industry experience and international exposure. Prior to joining the SC, Encik Zainal was the CEO of i-VCap Management.

He has held a number of senior positions in professional bodies and associations such as vice-chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM), chairman of Islamic Fund Management Sub-Committee of MAAM and Chairman/President, CFA Malaysia (local chapter of the CFA Institute, USA).