Bursa Malaysia appoints Abdul Farid Alias as director

Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) has appointed Tan Sri Abdul Farid Alias as an Independent Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors line-up, effective July 8, 2022.

Prior to his appointment, Abdul Farid was the Executive Director/ Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) from August 2013 to April
2022.

According to Bursa Malaysia, Abdul Farid’s appointment brings to the Board over 30 years of investment banking and capital markets credentials.

He has served various merchants and investment banks that include Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad, Schroders Malaysia, Malaysia International Merchant Bankers Berhad and JP Morgan.

Abdul Farid holds a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver.

He has also attended the Advanced Management Program by Harvard Business School.

Bursa Malaysia’s Board of Directors as of July 8, 2022 is as follows:

1. Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Chairman, Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

2. Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director

3. Datuk Anad Krishnan Muthusamy
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

4. Sharifatu Laila Syed Ali
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

5. Datin Azlina Mahmad
Public Interest Director and Independent Non-Executive Director

6. Pushpanathan S.A. Kanagarayar
Independent Non-Executive Director
7. Chong Chye Neo
Independent Non-Executive Director

8. Datuk Bazlan Osman
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

9.  Syed Ari Azhar Syed Mohamed Adlan
Independent Non-Executive Director

10. Tan Sri Abdul Farid Alias
Independent Non-Executive Director