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Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift

Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia

Muhamad Umar Swift is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, a position he has held since 2019. He serves as the director of all subsidiary companies within the Bursa Malaysia Group and is the Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and Clearing Berhad, Bursa Malaysia RAM Capital Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Bursa Malaysia. Furthermore, as Charman of the CEO Action Network (CAN).

As the CEO of the Exchange, Umar aspires to play a catalytic role in the economy’s transition to green, as expressed in the Exchange’s vision to become “ASEAN’s leading, sustainable and globally-connected marketplace”. His approach to achieving this is underscored in the Exchange’s mission which is to creating opportunities, growing value, for the stakeholders participating in the ecosystem while improving investability for issuers and investors.

Umar has more than 25 years of leadership experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining the Exchange, he was the CEO / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad.

Umar currently serves on the Boards of Securities Industry Development Corporation, Capital Market Development Fund and Malaysia Forest Fund. He is also the advisor for the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia and Brunei as well as Councillor of the Overseas Regional Council of Malaysia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Besides being a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, he also holds various fellowships and qualifications in accounting and finance, including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, to name a few.